Online Undergraduate Certificate in Advanced Business

This online certificate will provide you with access to a wide array of integrated business disciplines. You will be able to pick and choose a five-course sequence of courses that align with your interests, to customize and maximize your learning experience. Subject areas include accounting, organizational development, human resource management, logistics and supply chain management, cybersecurity, healthcare, law, and project management.

Our online Advanced Business Certificate will:

  • Allow you to leverage knowledge and understanding from a multidisciplinary approach to business education
  • Give you the tools to analyze the impact of functional areas in business decision-making - how functional areas affect decisions, and how decisions affect functional areas

Note: Federal financial aid is only available for associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs. Stand-alone certificate programs are ineligible for financial aid.

Benefits of an Advanced Business Certificate From Champlain

At Champlain College Online, we understand how important it is for busy working adults to gain knowledge and expertise quickly, which is why our advanced business certificate coursework is applicable to the real world from day one, and is offered 100% online, allowing you to participate at days and times convenient to you. Our certificate program can be completed in less than a year, allowing you to get started in your new career path sooner. Whether you've already earned an undergraduate degree or you're currently pursuing your bachelor's degree, taking advanced business courses online is a great way to earn a credential in the business field, get your resume noticed, and demonstrate proficiency in a focused area of knowledge.

Advanced Business Certificate Program Curriculum*

Our undergraduate certificate in advanced business is designed for working adults, and equips students with foundational knowledge advanced business skills and competencies that can be applied to their workplaces from day one.

When you study advanced business online, you will be taking advanced business classes, professional courses, and general education courses, all of which are focused and relevant to today's business professionals. And because all of our advanced business certificate courses are included in our Business Management associate and bachelor's degree programs, your certificate can be earned as either a stand-alone credential or as a step along your path towards a degree.

Choose 5 courses total (15 credits) from any combination of the following program areas:


 Course # Course TitleCredits
ACCT 230Intermediate Accounting I3
ACCT 231Intermediate Accounting II3
ACCT 280Forensic Accounting3
ACCT 310Federal Taxes3
ACCT 345Cost Accounting3
ACCT 420Auditing3

IT & Cybersecurity

 Course # Course TitleCredits
CMIT 135Introduction to Computer Systems3
CMIT 140Introduction to Operating Systems3
CYBR 100The Landscape of Internet Security3
CYBR 101Risk in an Uncertain World3
CYBR 102Cyber Warfare and Cyber Crime3
CYBR 210Introduction to Cybersecurity3


 Course # Course TitleCredits
CRIM 210Criminal Law3
CRIM 225Law of Searching & Seizing Digital Evidence3
BLAW 245Business Law II3
BLAW 370Employment Law3


 Course # Course TitleCredits
HCMT 210Navigating the U.S. Healthcare System3
HCMT 310Information Systems in Healthcare Organizations3
HCMT 320Health Finance and Economics3

Human Resource Management

 Course # Course TitleCredits
MGMT 320Managing Talent3
MGMT 325Strategic Human Resource Management3
MGMT 336Compensation and Benefits3
COMM 350Conflict Management3

Supply Chain Management & Logistics

 Course # Course TitleCredits
MGMT 315Fulfilling Supply Chain Demand3
MGMT 318Transportation Management3
MGMT 360Securing Resources3
MGMT 450Integrating the Supply Chain3

Organizational Development

 Course # Course TitleCredits
MGMT 280Organizational Development3
COMM 340Organizational Communication3
COMM 360Social Interaction in the Digital Age3

Project Management

 Course # Course TitleCredits
MGMT 262Project Management II3
MGMT 265Project Profile, Scope and Integration3
MGMT 267Agile Project Management3

* Some courses in this certificate program may have prerequisites. Please click on the course name for a description and prerequisite information. If prerequisites are listed that are not currently part of the certificate program please call an admissions representative at 888-545-3459 for more information.

Undergraduate Certificate Admissions Information

All the admissions information for our undergraduate certificate programs can be found through the links below. 

Certificate Admission Requirements

Applying to Champlain College Online is free, and it's easy to get started. Our comprehensive admissions process is designed to take into account your whole story, not just your previous academic record--we'll also consider your experiences as a working adult, your current and previous work positions, and your personal and professional goals. Please visit our undergraduate admissions page to learn more about admissions eligibility and requirements. 

Certificate Tuition & Financing

Tuition for our undergraduate certificate programs based on your student status (part-time or full-time) and the number of transfer credits you are bringing in. Please visit our undergraduate tuition rates page to get an idea of what tuition may cost you. 

Certificate Academic Calendar

Champlain College Online offers various program start dates throughout the year, giving you the flexibility to start and finish your online undergraduate business management certificate on your own terms. Please visit our Academic Calendar for application deadlines, course start dates, and term dates. 

Why Champlain?

All of Champlain College's undergraduate certificate programs were designed with the adult learner in mind. All are offered in areas essential to today's job market, and are designed to be taught with the needs of busy working adults in mind: with immediate professional relevance, real-world application, and collaborative instruction from faculty that are experts in their fields. Our courses are offered in a convenient, 100% online format, accessible at any time, from anywhere, allowing you to fit your classwork into your schedule in a way that works for you. And because Champlain College is dedicated to offering a high-quality higher education experience, you'll be gaining both knowledge in your field of interest, and broadly-applicable skills essential to success in the modern workplace, such as critical thinking, problem solving, and communication. Earning a certificate from Champlain College Online means obtaining a respected credential from an accredited, nonprofit institution with a 140-year legacy of career-focused higher education, named the "Most Innovative School" in the North by U.S. News & World Report. 

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