Information Session: January 23 @ 6:00pm
Join us for an information session on Thursday, January 23 at 6:00pm to learn more about how a professional certificate from Georgetown University can benefit your career.
The Certificate in Business Administration program is designed to help professionals develop expertise and competency in the critical functions of business - the "blocking and tackling" that is 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.
This certificate is an open enrollment program. Participants can choose to enroll in the complete program or to take individual courses. Students who enroll in individual courses can earn the certificate by completing all required courses within two years.
By the end of the program, 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
- Professional or technical specialists promoted to management positions
- New or entry-level managers
- College graduates interested in the broad theory and practice of business
- Students pursuing graduate level studies in preparation for graduate program entrance.
Successful completion of six courses, including five (5) required courses and one (1) elective course, for a total of 10.80 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or 108.0 contact hours is required to receive the Certificate in Business Administration from Georgetown University. All six courses must be completed within a two-year time frame.
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.
This certificate is an open enrollment program. No application is required and registration is available by clicking the course links below. Current students must register with their Georgetown NetID and password. New students must first create an account and password through the Student Portal prior to registration. After your account is created, you will receive a Georgetown NetID via email. When you have your Georgetown NetID and password, continue registration by clicking "Add to Cart" on the course registration page, logging in, and following the steps to complete checkout. Course registration is complete when payment is processed and you receive a confirmation email.
Participants in the certificate program must hold a bachelor's degree or the equivalent. 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. Any requests for exceptions to these requirements must be made in writing to the program director at CCPE.
Program Format & Schedule
Courses meet Friday evenings and Saturdays. Occasionally, courses may meet on weekdays during the day or evening. Generally, all courses are offered each semester, though some courses may be available in the spring or fall semester only. Refer to individual course pages below for schedules.
Tuition for each course is $895.00. Total program tuition for all six courses in the certificate program is $5,370.00, not including textbooks. Withdrawals and refunds are processed based on the Withdrawal and Refund Policy.
This program also qualifies for VA Benefits for eligible students.
Most course materials are included in the cost of tuition, though students may be required to purchase textbooks for specific courses. Please check course syllabi to determine if textbooks must be purchased. Course materials will be distributed in digital format and accessible through Blackboard, Georgetown's learning management system. Students must have a laptop or tablet computer to access course materials.
Non-credit professional certificate programs are classified as part-time education programs. As a result, Georgetown University cannot sponsor international students for student visas (F-1) to enroll in certificate programs. However, prospective international students who enter the U.S. on a valid visa are eligible to enroll in courses. For more about travel visas, please see the section on international students under Frequently Asked Questions.
|Business Policy||Fall 2013||November 8, 9, 22, & 23||Friday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM||$895|
| Business Statistics ||Fall 2013||December 6, 7, 13, & 14||Friday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM||$895|
| Communication in Organization ||Fall 2013||December 5, 7, 12, & 14||Thursday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM||$895|
| Principles of Management ||Spring 2014|| January 10, 11, 24, & 25 ||Friday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM||$895|
| Business Accounting ||Spring 2014||January 29, February 1, 5, & 8||Wednesday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM||$895|
| Corporate Finance ||Spring 2014||February 14, 15, 21, & 22||Friday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM||$895|
| Principles of Marketing ||Spring 2014||February 28, March 1, 7, & 8||Friday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM||$895|
| Communication in Organization ||Spring 2014||March 13, 15, 20, & 22|| Thursday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM ||$895|
| Business Statistics ||Spring 2014|| March 28, 29, April 4, & 5 || Friday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM ||$895|
| Business Accounting ||Spring 2014|| March 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30 ||Wednesday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM||$895|
| Corporate Finance ||Spring 2014|| April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, & May 1 || Tuesday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM ||$895|
|Business Policy||Spring 2014||April 11, 12, 25, & 26||Friday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM||$895|
|Principles of Marketing||Spring 2014|| |
April 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, & 20
|Tuesday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM||$895|
Minimum Required: 5.0 Courses
|XCPD-033 Business Accounting|
|XCPD-684 Corporate Finance|
|XCPD-035 Business Policy|
|XCPD-030 Principles of Management|
|XCPD-031 Principles of Marketing|
Minimum Required: 1.0 Courses
|XCPD-032 Communication in Organizations|
|XFIN-657 Business Statistics|