Business professionals are much like businesses themselves—as opportunities emerge and the marketplace evolves, their needs change. D'Amore-McKim's graduate certificates are a way to quickly gain specialized business knowledge and a professional credential to help you meet your personal and career goals.
The Path to a Part-Time MBA
The business learning you need in as few as four graduate classes
Our graduate certificates are short-term programs that focus on 17 different key topics of business. Pursuing a graduate certificate allows you to specialize your studies in the area of business that best suits your interests or career goals. You can expand your business knowledge in new topics or strengthen existing skills to advance your career potential and distinguish you from your peers.
- Program Structure: Full-time, part-time, or online.* Students will complete four to six business courses, or 12-15 credits.
- Class Schedule: Classes are held weeknights on our Boston campus, Monday–Thursday, or 100% online.
- Time to Complete: Eight months to three years.
*Structure options can vary per certificate.
Part-time Graduate Certificate | Typical program timeline
Full-time Graduate Certificate for international students | Typical program timeline
Online Graduate Certification program | Typical program timeline
Learn it today, use it tomorrow. For working professionals in the program, these flexible, focused certificates offer education with immediate impact. Take the lessons you learn in the classroom and apply them to your career the very next day. Your graduate certificate will give you the tools and skills you need to overcome current and future business challenges.
Courses tailored to your goals. Choose from a broad range of electives to supplement your required courses and build the knowledge and skills you need to position yourself for professional growth. Fill in gaps in your business acumen or strengthen key areas to expand your career potential.
Build toward something more. When you are ready to pursue a graduate degree at Northeastern University, the credits you earn during your graduate certificate program may be applied to eligible D'Amore-McKim master's programs, including our Part-Time or Online MBA. This is a valuable opportunity to turn your career-enhancing graduate certificate into a more advanced professional credential.
Optional Practical Training (OPT). Nine of our graduate certificates are compliant with F-1 visa regulations. For international students studying full-time, you'll take five classes over an eight-month period (two semesters of full-time study). If you successfully complete 15-credits on our campus, you may become eligible to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT), allowing you to work for up to 12 months in the U.S.
Lead more effectively by strengthening your knowledge of essential practices in accounting and financial reporting.
Build a specialized set of skills for strategic brand management—learning to identify customer needs, analyze trends, and understand the competitive landscape.
Advance your skills for a digital-first economy by building your business expertise, your leadership acumen, and your data and technology skills. Choose from five unique formats based on your needs, interests, and career goals.
Deepen your knowledge of cutting-edge analytics tools and learn to transform data into smart business strategy.
Build your expertise in the business side of healthcare so that you can make strategic decisions for delivering accessible, affordable care to patients.
Strengthen your knowledge of finance and global markets, building the skills you need to create and implement financial strategies in a dynamic business environment.
Learn tools and techniques for reinventing your organization's processes, products, or services—and position yourself for an active role in decision-making.
Learn strategic financial skills for leading troubled companies through workouts, bankruptcies, liquidations, and restructuring—and helping them find success on the other side.
Learn how to capitalize on breakthrough opportunities and build essential skills for bringing innovative ideas to market.
In the D'Amore-McKim Graduate Certificate in International Business, you will gain exposure to the essentials of international business practice.
Advance your knowledge of quantitative investment tools and best practices for decision-making in today's global and tech-driven financial market.
Strengthen your ability to manage and motivate high-performing teams by immersing yourself in the principles of effective leadership—raising your profile as a manager and preparing you to take on more challenging roles.
Learn to build powerful brands in a digital-first marketing world.
With Northeastern's Graduate Certificate in Marketing Analytics, you'll learn how to collect and analyze data to drive your marketing strategy—and gain deeper expertise in the tools you need to master new media.
Advance your financial skill set related to managing mutual fund or hedge fund investments, from analyzing markets to maintaining compliance.
Learn best practices for managing supply chains in a global and tech-forward business environment—and become an informed decision-maker when it comes to sourcing materials, managing inventory, and delivering high-quality products and services.
Learn essential principles for doing business sustainably and build a framework for making business decisions related to climate change, community-building, and social justice.
F-1 Compliant Programs
F-1 visa compliance means graduate certificate programs meet strict curriculum guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and are eligible for enrollment by international students.
These programs are F-1 compliant:
|Accounting and Financial Decision Making||Leading People & Organizations|
|Corporate Renewal||Supply Chain Management|
- Is GMAT required? GMAT test scores are not required.
- Where Do I Apply? Apply for a Boston, MA campus program using this application. Apply for an online program using this application.
- Interview Required? International applicants who are not native English speakers must demonstrate English language proficiency. You may demonstrate this in one of two ways: submit your test score from TOEFL iBT, IELTS, or PTE academic; or complete an intake interview. We recognize the challenges that you are facing are unprecedented and we are here to help you. In addition to the TOEFL and IELTS*, D'Amore-McKim will accept scores from the online Duolingo English Test.
Please visit the Northeastern Student Financial Services page. Click the dropdown under “Graduate Programs” and you will find the rate next to “D'Amore-McKim School of Business Programs”.