Business Certificates to Advance Your Career

Obtaining a business certificate can advance your career by enhancing your skills, credibility, and marketability, offering opportunities for growth and higher earnings.

Why Pursue a Business Certificate?

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Unlock Expertise with Specialized Business Certificate Programs

Business certificate programs are designed to provide in-depth knowledge in specific areas of business, such as finance, marketing, project management, or entrepreneurship. This specialized focus allows you to delve deep into the intricacies of your chosen field, gaining a level of expertise that is hard to achieve through general education or on-the-job experience alone.

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Gain a Competitive Advantage in Your Career

Many employers view a business certificate as a testament to your commitment to professional development and your willingness to invest in your education and your personal growth. This can make you a more attractive candidate for promotions and leadership positions within your organization. Additionally, it opens doors to new career opportunities, enabling you to explore different industries and roles. 

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Grow Your Professional Network

Business certificate programs often provide excellent networking opportunities. You will have the chance to connect with fellow students, professors, and industry professionals who can become valuable contacts in your professional network. These connections can open doors to mentorship, partnerships, and collaborations that can further your career goals.

Earn Your Business Certificate at Widener

Pursuing a business certificate at Widener University is a strategic step toward career advancement and personal growth. Widener's renowned faculty and commitment to academic excellence provide a comprehensive understanding of business management, enabling graduates to excel in a competitive business landscape.

The program's flexibility accommodates diverse needs, making it accessible to both full-time professionals and those seeking new career opportunities. Widener's emphasis on personalized career support and networking opportunities through its Career Design and Development team and vibrant student community further enhances job prospects. 
 

Explore Our Available Certificates

Business Fundamentals Certificate

Widener University offers a certificate in business fundamentals, designed to provide individuals with a solid foundation in essential business skills, making them well-prepared for career changes or advancement within their current organization.

This certificate program serves as a fast track to career growth and increased earning potential, enabling participants to transition into managerial roles and take on greater responsibilities for their organization's success. It caters not only to those with technical backgrounds but also to clinicians and individuals holding non-business degrees.

In today's professional landscape, there's a universal demand for effective leadership and sound business decisions. The program offers four core courses, preparing graduates to build talented workforces, inspire high performance, manage projects efficiently, and lead organizational change. It empowers individuals to excel in their careers by developing vital business acumen and leadership abilities.

Business Process Innovation Certificate

Our business process innovation certificate program is designed to equip you with cutting-edge skills that can lead your organization toward greater efficiency and agility. This program prepares you to drive change and foster a more integrated and agile future for your organization through business process management.

Widener has a distinguished track record, having been recognized as a "Center of Excellence for Business Process Innovation" by SAP and Software AG since 2003. The program is designed to stay ahead of industry trends while meeting you where you are in your career journey. It explores the fundamentals of process management, from strategic decision-making to execution, and highlights how individual business processes interact with each other..

If you wish to continue your education, you have the option to seamlessly transition your credits from the certificate program into Widener's specialized BPI MBA or Master's in Business Innovation programs. Regardless of your choice, you will graduate with the skills and knowledge necessary to align people, strategy, and processes to achieve process-led transformation and remain competitive in the ever-evolving global marketplace.

Customized Graduate Business Certificate

The graduate business certificate program is designed to empower you to customize your business education to suit your unique needs and career objectives. This program will equip you with a versatile skill set, enabling you to effectively navigate the ever-changing demands of your current role and future career aspirations.

With this certificate, you'll have the flexibility to curate your own personalized course of study. You can mix and match courses from various business disciplines, creating a distinct set of competencies tailored to your interests, job requirements, and career ambitions. Our program covers a wide range of topics, including core business functions, data analytics, business innovation, leadership, human capital management, investment management, and other essential business disciplines. This holistic approach will allow you to acquire a well-rounded skill set that positions you for success in the dynamic and competitive business landscape.

Health Care Management Certificate

A graduate certificate in healthcare management is your gateway to influencing positive change and enhancing patient outcomes in the ever-evolving healthcare sector. This program is designed to be flexible, allowing you to tailor your skillset to align with your specific role within the healthcare industry, your job demands, and your career aspirations.

The program covers a range of crucial topics, including healthcare economics, information systems and data analytics, community health, and healthcare policy. Whether you're making a transition from another industry or looking to update your healthcare expertise, this certificate equips you with practical skills that can be immediately applied to your professional endeavors.

From immersive case studies to healthcare simulations, the program is crafted to meet you where you are in your career journey. If you're new to the healthcare field, courses in healthcare economics and business process management provide foundational knowledge. For those with significant healthcare experience, the program offers opportunities to enhance your skills in data analytics and stay current with trends in community health.

In essence, this healthcare management certificate not only opens doors to career advancement but also empowers you to make meaningful contributions in a thriving industry that seeks game-changing innovations, improved access to care, and cost containment while delivering superior patient care.  

Investment Management Certificate

The investment management certificate program is designed to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to make informed, ethical decisions while managing client portfolios. This certificate covers both institutional aspects like portfolio management and fund operations and client-centric topics such as behavioral finance and retirement planning.

Ideal for financial professionals seeking a career transition, recent graduates aspiring to enter the finance industry, and STEM professionals looking to enhance their technical expertise with financial insight, this program offers a versatile skill set. Graduates can choose to pursue various credentialing exams, including the Securities Industry Essentials (SIE), FINRA Series 63, 65, and 66, and CFA Level I exams. 

Ultimately, completing this certificate program empowers individuals to excel as professionals in the investment management and financial services industries, providing them with a strong foundation in finance, financial planning, and taxation, and enabling them to innovate within their current roles or embark on new career opportunities.

Organizational Leadership Certificate

The organizational leadership certificate program is tailored to enhance your management and interpersonal skills, enabling you to cultivate an inclusive company culture and become a strategic and empathetic leader. 

Participants learn to build diverse and cohesive teams, make ethical decisions to promote sustainability, and prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of business. Industry-leading faculty guide you in mastering leadership of people, projects, and organizational change.

Throughout the program, you'll have opportunities to apply your newfound knowledge in real-world scenarios, graduating as a more confident and conscientious leader. This certificate is designed for those interested in preparing for front-line management roles and offers a foundational curriculum that includes a core course in leading people and organizations, along with elective options such as project management and managing human capital.

SAS Certificate: Business Intelligence & Analytics

The SAS joint certificate in business intelligence and analytics program empowers you with versatile skills to harness the potential of big data for informed business decision-making. This certificate focuses on integrating business and information systems courses to provide the technical expertise essential for careers in business intelligence and data analytics.

Through a curriculum enriched with SAS software and leading applications, you'll develop proficiency in critical areas such as data preparation, data visualization, statistical techniques application, and effective communication of findings to diverse audiences. This program is designed to enhance your quantitative and technical capabilities, positioning you for career advancement and success in the dynamic field of business intelligence and data analytics.

Taxation Certificate

The taxation certificate program equips individuals with practical and influential skills necessary for navigating the complexities of tax law, making them invaluable assets to companies of all sizes. This program caters to various career paths, offering a career boost for accountants, financial planners seeking skill expansion, or entrepreneurs aiming to optimize their small business's tax management.

The curriculum draws from a nationally-recognized master's program, providing students with the flexibility to tailor their learning experience to meet their unique goals. Collaborating with industry-leading faculty and financial planning experts, you'll prepare for leadership roles in the field. Widener's affiliation with the Journal of Financial Service Professionals ensures access to cutting-edge research and trends in the industry.

Additionally, partnerships with prominent organizations like J.P. Morgan Chase and Vanguard offer opportunities to engage with financial planning experts and stay at the forefront of industry innovations. This program not only enhances your taxation expertise but also opens doors to a thriving career in the financial sector.

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Complete Business Specialist Training Programs

In addition to our eight core certificates, Widener provides online management training and business skills programs to facilitate entry into new career fields or enhance existing skillsets. Some of these programs even prepare you for industry-recognized certifications like Lean Six Sigma or PMP.

The best part is, you have a choice of over 80+ programs to choose from!

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Unlock Your Master's Degree Potential

Consider advancing your education by transferring credits from the certificate program to Widener's business master's programs. This seamless transition provides opportunities to deepen your knowledge in specialized business fields, such as finance, marketing, management, or entrepreneurship. Utilizing your certificate credits as a foundation, you can expedite your progress toward a master's degree, enhancing your career prospects and professional growth.

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