Dolan School of Business

Graduate Business Certificate Programs

Fairfield University's Dolan School of Business offers certificate programs to advance your career. Whether you're a working professional or recent graduate, we offer specialized programs to enhance your resume, teach you news skills, further your competency in a specific field or prepare you for a change in your career.

Fairfield University Logo
scroll to get ahead

Flexible By Design

Our certificates are designed to be flexible and we offer a combination of online and in-class coursework, which can be completed as a part-time or full-time student. Our certificate programs are also a great option for professionals who want to pursue a specific field but are not ready to commit to a master’s program.

A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college is required. Learn more about two of our cutting-edge certificates:

Business Analytics Certificate

The Business Analytics Certificate is designed for those who are in need of fundamental knowledge in the area of business analytics, either to better perform in a current position, or to become more marketable for a future role in their career.

The certificate program covers fundamentals of business analytics including introduction to business analytics, forecasting and predictive analytics, database systems for business analytics and data mining.

This fall-start certificate is a great option for those who are currently unable to commit to the master’s degree in Business Analytics.

Required courses:

OM 500 Introduction to Business Analytics
QA 500 Business Forecasting and Predictive Analytics
IS 540 Data Mining and Business Intelligence
IS 585 Databases for Business Analytics

Looking for information on our Master's in Business Analytics?

Business Essentials Certificate: The Mini MBA

The Mini MBA is for students who have graduated with a bachelor’s degree in something other than business who now would like to gain basic business knowledge.

  • This is a perfect certificate for new small business owners who want to get an overview of the major areas of running a business.
  • This is also an attractive program for graduates who aren’t sure if they want to commit to an MBA program.
  • The flexibility of this program allows you to take these courses over one summer.

These courses are the required foundational courses in the MBA program. Should you decide to continue once completing the certificate you have already completed 12 graduate credits!

Required courses:

AC 400 Introduction to Accounting
FI 400 Principles of Finance
MG 400 Organizational Behavior
MK 400 Marketing Management

Looking for information on our MBA?

Admission Procedures

Those seeking formal admission to a certificate program must complete the following procedures:

  1. Apply online and complete the formal application.
  2. Pay a non-refundable $60 application fee.
  3. Submit your official undergraduate transcript.
  4. Submit a professional resume.

Complete the Formal Application →


Send all admission documents to:

Committee on Graduate Admission
Dolan School of Business
Fairfield University
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
Questions: 203-254-4000, ext. 3019.