Online Business Certificate Programs

Business Certificates

Accredited Business Certificate Programs

Certificate programs allow students to focus on a particular topic of interest through a multi-course program of study. AAU offers three types of accredited online certificate programs: introduction, general, and advanced. Each is designed to be self-contained and to have the appropriate course prerequisites.

AAU Business Certificate Programs

About AAU Business Certificate Programs

Certificates at the introduction and general levels are open to applicants who have at least a high school diploma or its equivalent. Advanced certificate programs are available for students who have either an associate or bachelor’s degree and seek specific knowledge in one subject area.

Each program consists of five courses designed for individuals seeking to increase their knowledge and career training in a broad range of high-demand business fields.

  • Undergraduate business certificate programs require 15 credits.
  • Students must earn at least 6 credits of graded coursework with a "C" or better at AAU.
  • All courses carry college credit and may be applied toward an associate or bachelor’s degree.
  • Certificate program prerequisites must be met.
  • Students may only enroll in one program at a time in the same academic discipline.
  • All undergraduate certificate programs require the completion of the AAU Online Orientation.

For certificates that include an English or writing course, it is required that the English or writing course constitutes the first course or is a part of the first set of courses taken by the student in pursuit of the certificate.

Business Certificate Program Benefits

  • Develop a solid base of practical knowledge and skills that can be immediately applied to your current employment situation.
  • Become more effective and more efficient at what you do.
  • Develop creative thinking and decision-making skills to find new ways to solve problems.
  • Accelerate your academic career.
  • Build competence in performing and applying new knowledge and skills.

Business Certificate

Learn the basics of business by studying topics such as business writing, business problem solving, principles of speech communication, principles of marketing, and principles of business communication.

Management Certificate

AAU’s Business Management Certificate covers the fundamentals needed to successfully and professionally manage a team.

Marketing Certificate

This certificate program explores the basics of marketing along with topics such as business writing, business problem-solving and principles of speech communication.

Office Management Certificate

On your journey to becoming a successful office manager or administrator, you will review fundamental concepts and terminology related to handling day-to-day business operations.