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.

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 230 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACCT 231 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACCT 280 Forensic Accounting 3
ACCT 310 Federal Taxes 3
ACCT 345 Cost Accounting (10-week course) 3
ACCT 420 Auditing 3

IT & Cybersecurity

 Course # Course TitleCredits
CMIT 135 Introduction to Computer Systems 3
CMIT 140 Introduction to Operating Systems 3
CYBR 100 The Landscape of Internet Security 3
CYBR 101 Risk in an Uncertain World 3
CYBR 102 Cyber Warfare and Cyber Crime 3
CYBR 210 Introduction to Cybersecurity 3


 Course # Course TitleCredits
CRIM 210 Criminal Law 3
CRIM 225 Law of Searching & Seizing Digital Evidence 3
BLAW 245 Business Law II 3
BLAW 370 Employment Law 3


 Course # Course TitleCredits
HCMT 210 Navigating the U.S. Healthcare System 3
HCMT 310 Information Systems in Healthcare Organizations 3
HCMT 320 Health Finance and Economics 3

Human Resource Management

 Course # Course TitleCredits
MGMT 320 Managing Talent 3
MGMT 325 Strategic Human Resource Management 3
MGMT 336 Compensation and Benefits 3
COMM 350 Conflict Management 3

Supply Chain Management & Logistics

 Course # Course TitleCredits
MGMT 315 Fulfilling Supply Chain Demand 3
MGMT 318 Transportation Management 3
MGMT 360 Securing Resources 3
MGMT 450 Integrating the Supply Chain 3

Organizational Development

 Course # Course TitleCredits
MGMT 280 Organizational Development 3
COMM 340 Organizational Communication 3
COMM 360 Social Interaction in the Digital Age 3

Project Management

 Course # Course TitleCredits
MGMT 262 Project Management II 3
MGMT 265 Project Profile, Scope and Integration 3
MGMT 267 Agile Project Management 3

* 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.

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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