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Graduate Business Certificates

Develop new skills and build expertise in a specialized area to gain an advantage or, advance your career. Earn a professional Dolan graduate certificate today.

Business Intelligence or Business Analytics Certificate

The Business Intelligence Certificate is designed for students without a formal analytics background. In this 12-credit certificate program, students will learn the basics of business analysis through data visualization tools, databases, and business intelligence. Students will be able to apply what they learn immediately and improve their business decision-making through the use of data.

The Graduate Business Analytics Certificate is designed for graduates of the business intelligence certificate program and students with an extensive analytics background. In this 12-credit certificate program, students will master the technical concepts of business analytics, predictive analytics, database systems for business analytics, and data mining. Students will also build competitive skills in Python, machine learning, and business forecasting.

 

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 through a hybrid in-person and online format.
 

Financial Planning and Analysis Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning and Analysis is a 12-credit program designed for the following audiences:

  • Those who want to enhance their background in budgeting, forecasting, and analysis
  • Those who are contemplating a master's degree but do not have the time/resources at the moment to undertake the degree program
  • Those who are in financial roles and need foundational knowledge in the area
 

Marketing Analytics Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Marketing Analytics is a 12-credit program designed for the following audiences:

  • Those who want to enhance their quantitative background in marketing
  • Those who are contemplating a master’s degree, such as the MSBA, but do not have the time or resources at the moment to pursue the degree program
  • Those who are in analytical positions and need foundational knowledge in marketing analytics
 

Strategic Human Resources In The Global Environment Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Strategic Human Resources in the Global Environment is a 12-credit program designed for the following audiences:

  • Those who want to enhance their quantitative background in marketing
  • Those who are contemplating a master’s degree, such as the MSBA, but do not have the time or resources at the moment to pursue the degree program
  • Those who are in analytical positions and need foundational knowledge in marketing analytics

A detailed list of course requirements, offerings, and more can be viewed in the University’s course catalog for these graduate certificates.

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 $65 application fee.
  3. Submit your official undergraduate transcript.
  4. Submit a professional resume.

  5. Submit a personal statement.

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.
E-mail: GradAdmis@fairfield.edu

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting is for working professionals or lifelong learners who have earned a bachelor's degree but seek to enhance a resume, improve skills, prepare for a job change, or continue to learn in a field they did not major in at college.

Dates

The program, which begins each year on or about May 15, is designed to be completed in one year. Classes are scheduled at night, but certificate students may enroll in daytime classes on a space-available basis. Course offerings vary each semester - check the course schedule for exact dates.

Cost

For the latest Part Time Tuition rates please visit the Bursar page.

Certificate Prerequisites

Before starting the Certificate Program, prospective students must have already fulfilled the degree and course requirements listed below.

Degree Requirements: BA or BS degree from a regionally accredited college

A detailed list of course requirements, and more can be viewed in the University’s course catalog for this post-baccalaureate certificate program.

Post-Graduate Degree Certificates

The 15-credit program is designed to provide a complete integration between the theory and practice of contemporary business. The C.A.S. programs are suitable for working professionals who have already earned a graduate degree, but whose responsibilities are currently or are expected to be in a particular specialty and desire greater depth of academic preparation in that subject area, or for individuals outside of the area who desire to understand multifunctional thinking in order to compete effectively in the marketplace.

The program requires completion of the subject area's required course plus four additional elective courses, for a total of 15 credits in the area of specialization. All programs of study are planned with the help of the director of graduate accounting programs and consider the interests and goals of the participant.

Candidates for the certificate are to complete all requirements within three years of beginning their course work. They are expected to make some annual progress toward the certificate in order to remain in good standing. A candidate who elects to take a leave of absence must notify the dean in writing.

Grades and academic average computation are identical to those of the MBA and MS programs. Certificates are awarded to candidates who complete their programs with at least a 3.00 overall grade point average.

Individuals can also complete a Certificate of Advanced Study in Accounting or Taxation.

A detailed list of course requirements, and more can be viewed in the University’s course catalog for these post-graduate degree certificates.

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