Center for Continuing and Professional Education

Business Administration

Business Administration


Ideal for Individuals looking to develop a strong understanding of core business management principles.
Program Format Courses typically meet on Friday evenings and Saturdays at our downtown Washington, D.C. campus. Occasionally, courses may meet on weekdays during the day or evening.
Program Length Six courses over one semester. Students are not required to enroll continuously and have up to two years to complete the program. During the Summer Intensive students can complete the certificate requirements in 2.5 weeks.
Program Cost Tuition is $895.00 per course. Total program tuition for all six courses is $5,370.00. Most course materials are included.

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Start Date Business Administration courses are open enrollment and offered throughout the year. Students are encouraged to complete the courses in sequence. Please see course schedule below for the next start date.

Program Overview

The Certificate in Business Administration is designed to help professionals develop expertise and competency in the critical functions that are necessary for professional success in business. The program develops foundational skills in management, marketing, communications, accounting, finance, and strategy. Through the use of case studies, exercises, and projects, the program emphasizes professional development and skill building in planning, forecasting, decision-making, and implementation.

The faculty who teach in the Certificate in Business Administration program consist of faculty at the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business and practitioners with extensive industry experience from Fortune 100 companies such as Fedex and Deutsche Bank. As a result, students gain a variety of perspectives on contemporary management theory and practice as well as exposure to real-world applications.

Program Objectives

Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Analyze the management process, with particular attention to getting work done through people in organizations
  • Identify and learn how to make major marketing decisions to satisfy target customer needs and achieve organizational goals and objectives
  • Effectively communicate in organizations, including written and oral presentation skills
  • Interpret financial statements and compute key financial ratios from data in balance sheets, income statements, cash flow, and other statements that measure activity
  • Make decisions based on the time value of money, investment options, and capitalization
  • Analyze business problems to better formulate strategy, tactics, plans, and policies

Certificate Requirements

To receive the Certificate in Business Administration from Georgetown University, students must successfully complete five (5) required courses and one (1) elective course for a total of 10.80 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), which is equivalent to 108.0 contact hours. All six courses must be completed within a two-year period.

  Course Name Course Type CEUs
1 Business Accounting Required 1.80
2 Principles of Management Required 1.80
3 Principles of Marketing Required 1.80
4 Principles of Finance Required 1.80
5 Business Policy & Strategy Required 1.80
6 Elective 1 Elective 1.80
Total 5 Required Courses + 1 Elective Course   10.80
 
See below for course schedules and registration information.

Program Prerequisites

Program participants must have a bachelor's degree or the equivalent.

International Students

Georgetown University cannot sponsor student visas for non-credit professional certificate programs, however, international students who enter the U.S. on a valid visa are eligible to enroll in courses. For more information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions. A TOEFL examination for non-native speakers of English is not required but students are expected to read, write and comprehend English at the graduate level to fully participate in and gain from the program.

How to Enroll

This certificate is an open enrollment program. No application is required and registration is available by clicking the course links below. Course registration is complete when payment is processed and you receive a confirmation email.

Required:

Business Accounting
Business Policy
Principles of Finance
Principles of Management
Principles of Marketing

Elective:

Business Statistics
Communication in Organizations


Course Schedule

Course Name Semester and Section
Required  Spring 2017Summer 2017
Business Accounting Not currently scheduled
Section 01
Wed, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Jan 25, 2017 to Feb 01, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Sat, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Jan 28, 2017 to Feb 04, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Status:
Open
Section 02
Wed, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
May 17, 2017 to May 31, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Sat, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
May 20, 2017 to Jun 03, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Status:
Open
Not currently scheduled
Section 01
Mon/Tue/Fri, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Jun 16, 2017 to Jun 20, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Status:
Open
Required Spring 2017Summer 2017
Principles of Marketing Not currently scheduled
Section 01
Fri, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Feb 10, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Sat, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Feb 11, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Fri, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Feb 24, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Sat, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Feb 25, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Status:
Open
Not currently scheduled
Section 01
Tue/Wed/Thu, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Jun 13, 2017 to Jun 15, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Status:
Open
Required Spring 2017Summer 2017
Principles of Finance Not currently scheduled
Section 01
Fri, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Mar 03, 2017 to Mar 10, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Sat, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Mar 04, 2017 to Mar 11, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Status:
Open
Section 02
Fri, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Apr 21, 2017 to Apr 28, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Sat, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Apr 22, 2017 to Apr 29, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Status:
Open
Not currently scheduled
Section 01
Mon/Thu/Fri, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Jun 08, 2017 to Jun 12, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Status:
Open
Required Spring 2017Summer 2017
Principles of Management Not currently scheduled
Section 01
Fri, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Mar 31, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Sat, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Apr 01, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Fri, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Apr 07, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Sat, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Apr 08, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Status:
Open
Not currently scheduled
Section 01
Mon/Tue/Wed, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Jun 05, 2017 to Jun 07, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Status:
Open
Required Spring 2017Summer 2017
Business Policy Not currently scheduled
Section 01
Fri, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
May 05, 2017 to May 12, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Sat, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
May 06, 2017 to May 13, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Status:
Open
Not currently scheduled
Section 01
Mon/Tue/Wed, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Jun 26, 2017 to Jun 28, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Status:
Open
Elective  Spring 2017Summer 2017
Business Statistics Not currently scheduled
Section 01
Fri, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Mar 17, 2017 to Mar 24, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Sat, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Mar 18, 2017 to Mar 25, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Status:
Open
Not currently scheduled
Elective Spring 2017Summer 2017
Communication in Organizations Not currently scheduled
Section 01
Fri, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Apr 21, 2017 to Apr 28, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Sat, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Apr 22, 2017 to Apr 29, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Status:
Open
Not currently scheduled
Section 01
Wed/Thu/Fri, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Jun 21, 2017 to Jun 23, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Status:
Open
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