Explore our Online Graduate Certificate in Business Management
Great careers start with a great education. Get where you want to go—faster—with Walden’s online Graduate Certificate in Business Management.
Challenging and career-focused, this online graduate certificate program can help you learn how to become an effective contributor in today’s increasingly competitive, fast-paced, and global work environments. With CareerBoost®, a career management program integrated throughout your courses, you can define and achieve your professional goals. Explore issues related to day-to-day business operations, including managing collaborations, developing individuals, and creating positive working relationships. Discover current technology that can help businesses thrive and examine the latest approaches and processes for problem-solving and decision making.
Credits from the Graduate Certificate in Business Management can be applied toward Walden’s MBA program.
- 12 total semester credits
This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an Enrollment Specialist at 855-646-5286.
Being an effective leader is essential in business and demands that an individual has a strong set of competencies including the ability to understand one's self, motivate others, understand organizational culture, and manage ambiguity. In this course, students begin their personal and professional transformation by closely examining their current strengths and weaknesses, values, decision-making processes, and approaches to dealing with difficult problems. Students also explore leadership in turbulent times by examining how effective leaders think as well as how various management styles impact situations and relationships within an organization.
|(3 sem. cr.)|
Managing People and Promoting Collaboration
Contemporary business environments are increasingly competitive, global, fast paced, and knowledge intensive. In these environments, effective use of human capital is vital to an enterprise's success and survival. In this course, students will explore practical issues related to developing individuals and managing collaboration and will examine the skills and strategies necessary to address them effectively. Students will examine ethical and legal implications of managing a diverse workforce including issues that arise from cross-cultural differences and virtual work settings. The importance of communication as a tool to manage internal and external relationships is emphasized as it relates to the effectiveness of managing people to achieve organizational goals.
|(3 sem. cr.)|
Fostering a Culture of Innovation
In today's complex and uncertain environment, innovation is important to achieving business success. In this course, students will examine how to be an effective creative leader who can readily apply imagination to resolve complex problems. Additionally, students explore methods to establish a work environment conducive to creative thinking. Students will gain a set of proven methods, skills, and strategies that enable innovative breakthroughs to occur in a much more deliberate and predictable manner.
|(3 sem. cr.)|
Managing Business Information Systems
The need for information and dependence on information systems and enabling technologies are ubiquitous in business. Businesses use information systems to collect, process, store, and manage data, which can be aggregated and disseminated in the form of information to support effective decision making. Students in this course explore how to realize optimum benefit from information systems and technology to support and improve business decisions, processes, and services at all levels of business in alignment with business goals to achieve competitive advantage and sustainable business performance.
|(3 sem. cr.)|
Tuition and Fees
|Curriculum Component||Requirements||Cost||Total *|
|Tuition||12 total semester credit hours||$965 per semester hour||$11,580|
|Technology Fee||Per semester||$210||$420|
|Transfer up to 6 credits||$6,000|
|Total with Maximum Transfer Credits†||$6,000|
The tuition reflects the minimum time to completion. Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an Enrollment Specialist at 855-646-5286.
*Tuition and fees are subject to change.
†Maximum transfer credit total includes reduction in technology fee as related to reduced number of courses over time.
A bachelor’s degree is required for admission to a graduate certificate program. Exceptions and other requirements may apply, depending on individual programs. Consult your Walden Enrollment Specialist about admission requirements for specific certificate programs. Call 855-646-5286 in the United States or see a list of international toll-free phone numbers.