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The W. A. Franke College of Business offers several business certificates to further your education in a specific area—helping expand your expertise through focused courses in addition to your major or minor.

A business certificate is intended to help individuals better understand investments, taxes, estate planning issues, and develop excellent listening skills. Upon completion of this certificate, you will have the ability to work within an agency or independently if you obtain a CFP (Certified Financial Planner) certification. This program is only available to students who have achieved the Business Professional Program milestone.

Benefits of a certificate

  • Advance your knowledge in a specific area of interest.
  • Gain a competitive advantage in the job market.
  • Improve your job performance.
  • Earn a credential in less time than a degree.
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Business certificates available to all majors


Business Economics

Non-Profit and Social Entrepreneurship

Professional Sales

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Certificates available only to declared business students

Business Analytics

Business Hospitality

Corporate Financial Management

Enterprise Systems

Financial Planning

International Business Studies



Risk Management and Insurance

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Certificates available to declared Hotel and Restaurant Management students

Hospitality Accounting

Hospitality Event Management

Hotel Management

Hospitality Innovative Technology

Restaurant Management

International tourism management

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Certificates available to declared Interior Design majors

Interior Design Event Management

Interior Design for Hotel and Restaurant Management Majors

Speak to an advisor

You can earn some business certificates as standalone credentials, while you must earn others alongside a degree. Review each certificate’s requirements to understand which one best fits your interests, and explore if you can apply financial aid or transfer credits to another program.

Speak to an advisor about additional benefits and find the certificate that best matches your career goals.