Customized Business Studies Certificate

Develop a customized portfolio of business skills that enable you to meet the unique demands of your current position and evolving career. 

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Program Overview

In our customized 12-credit business studies certificate program, you'll be able to design your own personalized course of study by mixing and matching courses from multiple business disciplines and building a unique set of competencies that best suit your interests, job needs, and career aspirations. Available courses focus on core business functions, data analytics, business innovation, leadership and human capital management, investment management, and a range of other business disciplines.  

This flexibility in course selection, paired with the ability to take courses in-person or online at either a full-time or part-time pace, allows you to achieve your goals in a way that works best for you. And you'll be able to roll credits earned from the certificate program into one of our master's degree programs should you choose to pursue a graduate degree.      

It's our way of empowering you to achieve your career goals your way—today and well into the future.

Program Options

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Completing the customized business studies certificate will enable you to easily transition into one of the School of Business Administration's master's degree programs.

Rolling credits earned from the certificate program into a master's degree is an investment that will pay off for your career. Having a master's degree is highly regarded by employers and typically comes with a higher salary and an increased potential for career advancement. 

Admissions Information

Your application to our certificate in customized business studies consists of two parts: a complete online application and the $35 application fee.

For admission consideration, we require you to have an undergraduate degree with minimum GPA of 2.7.

We use a rolling admission format, meaning you can apply when it's convenient for you. We do recommend that you apply multiple weeks prior to the semester you'd like to begin the program; this will give us enough time to process your application.

You can start during any semester: fall (late August), spring (mid-January), or summer (mid-May).

Program Highlights

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Maximum Value & Flexibility

We get it. Balancing work, life, and school can be a challenge for working professionals. That's why we've developed the customized business studies certificate to meet your unique needs with almost limitless flexibility.  

You can choose your: 

  • Course of study—the specific courses you need to advance your skills
  • Program format—online, in person, or both
  • And timeline—opting for either full-time or part-time studies 
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Faster Return on Your Investment

Certificate programs involve a shorter program of study and are more affordable, allowing you to fast-track your way to higher earning potential and leadership roles. With the added flexibility of the customized business certificate, you can hone in on the specific courses and skills that you need in your career to more quickly achieve your goals.

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Stack Credits Toward Your Master's Degree

As you accumulate credits through the customized business studies certificate program, you'll be working your way toward earning a master's degree, which will help you become more competitive in your field and increase your earning potential. You'll be on the inside track to a powerful, rewarding business career!

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Next steps to apply

We’re glad you made the decision to apply. All applications and supplemental materials are submitted through the online application system. There is a $35 application fee to apply to Widener.

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