12 months
2052 USD/credit
2052 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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With the business world shifting at break-neck speed, how do you learn to anticipate and lead through change? To align with today’s dynamic markets, Columbia offers a non-degree Advanced Graduate Certificate in Business from Columbia University. Choose from among 20 graduate-level business courses and customize your curriculum to meet your goals and advance your career.

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Are you preparing for a master’s degree? Are you a business professional who wants to hone your leadership or marketing skills? The Advanced Graduate Certificate in Business from  Columbia University  have been created to help you turn your aspirations into impact. You’ll learn from scholar-practitioner faculty members who are leaders in their fields. Choose from flexible options including on-campus, online, full or part-time.

Advanced Graduate Certificate in Business

  • Designed for bachelor's degree holders and business professionals
  • Flexible: complete 24 points in two semesters or over three years
  • Develop expertise: includes four advanced courses that support your specialty
  • Qualifies you to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT)
  • Earn Columbia alumni status upon completion, joining a network of 300,000

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Math Methods for Business
  • Math Methods for Business (for returning students)
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Evaluating the Communications Toolbox
  • Options and Futures
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managing Human Behavior in the Organization

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




24 alternative credits


On Campus, Blended, Online

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application form
  • $80.00 nonrefundable application fee (U.S. currency)
  • Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Statement of Academic Purpose (500 to 750 words)
  • Your Résumé
  • Visiting Undergraduates Only: A letter of recommendation
  • Students whose native language is not English must include proof of English proficiency
  • International Students Studying On Campus Must Fulfill Visa Requirements

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2052 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2052 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    2052 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2052 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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