Certificate Graduate Business Certificates

Getting a graduate business certificate from Concordia University, Nebraska can give you an edge when you’re competing for your next career position.  

But more importantly, an online business certificate from Concordia can help you become a truly successful and impactful leader by enhancing your innate leadership talents with knowledge and strategies based on Christ-focused principles and standards. 

Which area of focus will you choose for your graduate business certificate? 

  • Leadership: Develop strategies for building and maintaining effective teams in any setting. 
  • Human Resources: Gain insights and experience to help you perform better on the certified professional and senior certified professional exams administered by the Society of Human Resource Management. 
  • Nonprofit Management: Serve as a leader in your nonprofit organization with an educational experience that prepares you to challenge, inspire and equip your team. 
  • Project Management: Develop skills helpful when taking the project management professional exam administered by the Project Management Institute. 

If you earn your graduate business certificate and decide to continue your education by pursuing a full MBA degree, your certificate courses count as class credit, helping you complete your MBA as quickly and efficiently as possible. 

 Graduate Business Certificate Courses

9 credit hours
$375 credit hour price
Class Type 100% Online, 8-week courses

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Certificate Program Highlights


  • Concordia University helps you recognize Christ’s role in your life and career with a distinctive blend of faith-based instruction and real-world experience. 
  • If you decide to continue your education by pursuing a full MBA, you can apply your graduate business certificate credits toward your degree so you can complete your master’s quickly and efficiently. 
  • You’ll gain fundamental skills in areas that will help you become a confident and successful leader, including Christian-aligned ethics, professional business communication, data analysis and evaluation, and strategic decision-making.


Learn from experts in business administration who bring faith, years of experience and specialized knowledge to the classroom. 

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When you earn your MBA degree online from Concordia University, Nebraska, you receive an exceptional educational experience that’s recognized for excellence by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education.


Degree Goals

To become an effective leader who positively impacts the teams and organizations you serve, Concordia University’s graduate business certificates equip you with the fundamental knowledge and skills you’ll need, including: 

  • Effective leadership of diverse teams, including managing negotiations and resolving conflict with tact and grace. 
  • Command of the core aspects of project management, particularly in the art of determining the future financial health of an organization via financial statements and in generating quality analytical data for management. 
  • Well-versed knowledge of employment and labor regulations as well as the various strategies for compensation, training and retention that contribute to fiscal success. 


Related Programs

Our business administration graduate certificate will give you the tools you need to get on a management track, and it can set you apart in the job market. However, many high-level positions in the business field require an MBA. If you become interested in pursuing executive-level positions in business, you can transfer the nine credits from this graduate certificate into our MBA program. 


Explore the MBA

Live out your calling in an increasingly complex, globalized society and develop and strengthen your knowledge and skills to become an ethical leader in today’s business environment with Concordia University, Nebraska’s online MBA program. Through our master of business administration program, you will explore all aspects of business management and leadership to help you make sound decisions that will impact an organization’s success.

Master's of Business Administration


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