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.

Program Overview

Our graduate certificates are short-term programs that focus on 13 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.

Unique Features

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.

Program Options

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.

In the Graduate Certificate in Investments program, you will gain exposure to both domestic and international financial markets and the securities traded therein through valuation of financial assets and quantitative methods.

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.

Whether you’ve already started a career in Supply Chain Management and want to augment your basic business and management skills with specific supply chain expertise or you want to make the transition to supply chain from another business discipline, D’Amore-McKim’s Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management will give you the tools and confidence you need to establish or further your future in supply chain.

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 MakingLeadership and Human Capital
Business AdministrationMarketing
Corporate RenewalSupply Chain Management
Innovation ManagementTechnological Entrepreneurship
International Business

Admissions

  • 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 iBTIELTS, 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.

Deadlines & Decisions

Find the deadlines and decision dates you need to know. Submit your application by the earliest date possible for priority consideration.

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”.

Upcoming Events

October 15, 2020

Join Admissions representatives for an informal, webinar information session to learn what makes the D’Amore-McKim Graduate Certificate Programs distinctive and the ins-and-outs of the application process. This event will be tailored specifically for international students.

November 16, 2020

On November 16, Recruitment Manager, Jelena Pejic, and Professor Yakov Bart hosted an informal, virtual information session to discuss the D’Amore-McKim Graduate Certificate in Marketing Analytics and the ins-and-outs of the application process.

December 8, 2020

Join Admissions representatives for an informal, webinar information session to learn what makes the D’Amore-McKim Graduate Certificate Programs distinctive and the ins-and-outs of the application process.

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