Turning around a troubled company requires a distinct set of skills. Leaders who can build sound financial strategies, solve novel challenges with innovation, and create lasting business value will find themselves in high demand as renewal specialists. By earning your Graduate Certificate in Corporate Renewal, you'll strengthen these skills and build your capacity for leadership in just four or five courses.

Graduate Certificate in Corporate Renewal Program Overview

  • Program Structure: 4–5 courses
  • Class Schedule: Monday–Thursday evenings at 5:20 p.m. and 7:30 p.m
  • Time to Complete: 8 months when studying full-time or 8 months to 3 years when studying part-time

Part-time Graduate Certificate | Typical program timeline

Part-Time Grad Cert
*Course offerings vary per semester. 
*Starts in September or January. May be completed at a flexible pace but is usually completed in three semesters.

Full-time Graduate Certificate for international students | Typical program timeline

Full-Time Grad Cert for International Students
*Course offerings vary per semester.
*Typically starts in September or January. May be completed in eight months (two semesters) to be F-1 visa compliant.

Unique Features

145+

countries represented by Northeastern students and faculty

12 or 15

credits may be applied toward a future MBA

Top 50

among national universities (U.S. News & World Report)

3

study options

  • Learn to guide companies through workouts, bankruptcies, liquidations, and restructuring—and build strong leadership skills in negotiation and innovation
  • Specialize your studies with electives that are relevant to your goals, such as new product development, market strategy, or organizational infrastructure
  • Build your confidence and experience through project-based coursework and case studies—key components of Northeastern's practice-oriented approach to learning
  • Access expert career guidance from an experienced counselor at Northeastern's office of Employer Engagement and Career Design
  • Build the foundation for a future master's degree from Northeastern—you may be able to apply your earned certificate credits toward an eligible master's program

The business learning you need in as few as four graduate classes

The business learning you need in as few as four graduate classes Opens in Modal

Customize your path to an MBA

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The student experience

Admissions

  • English language proficiency: English proficiency, both written and verbal, is necessary for success in D'Amore-McKim classrooms. For more information, review our admissions policies.
  • GMAT Required? No.
  • Where do I apply? Learn more here
  • 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.

Helpful Guides

Application Checklist

Need guidance on completing your application? The application checklist provides step-by-step instructions and tips from our admissions team.

Personal Statement Guide

Need guidance in composing the personal statement for your application? The essay guide will help you organize your thoughts and draft your copy.

Northeastern University's Student Financial Services website is your best resource for the most current and comprehensive information to help prepare you financially.

To view tuition rates, please visit the Northeastern Student Financial Services page. Click the dropdown under “Graduate Programs” and find the cost per credit for the current academic year listed next to “D'Amore-McKim School of Business Programs.”

There are a number of resources to help you finance your Northeastern graduate education, and the Student Financial Services team is here to guide you through the process and make it as simple as possible. Please visit the Graduate Financial Aid page.

Once you are a student, your financial aid advisor will work with you one-on-one to answer your questions, point you to resources and provide valuable insight as you navigate the financial commitments of your program.

At Northeastern, we value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds community, which is vital to learning and discovery.

Clubs and Organizations

Northeastern has many opportunities for you to be engaged with our community. Examples include the following:

Graduate Students of Color Collective

The purpose of the GSCC is to build community for graduate students of color at Northeastern University by promoting education, professionalism, and civic duty. The GSCC fosters student, staff, and faculty relationships to establish a campus home for higher education at Northeastern. Through civic engagement with surrounding communities, the GSCC recognizes the continued struggles of marginalized populations, and the need for those who have succeeded to give back.

Grad Q

Grad Q is a student organization for LGBTQ+ graduate students at Northeastern. Grad Q is focused on building community, social events, advocacy, and mentoring undergraduate students.

Campus Resources

We have a number of cultural centers on campus to support our campus community by providing programs, lectures, and events for students with a range of affiliations and interests including the LGBTQA Resource Center, Office of Global Services, Latinx Student Cultural Center, Asian American Center, and many more.

Curriculum

You can study for your Graduate Certificate in Corporate Renewal full-time or part-time.

In all formats, you'll learn from world-renowned faculty—industry leaders, leading consultants, and founders of startups—and you'll study alongside a diverse group of students with a mix of industry and academic backgrounds.

Through core coursework and electives, you'll explore the fundamentals of corporate turnarounds, focusing on the skills and knowledge you need to guide troubled companies toward a more successful long-term future. You'll dive into topics such as . . .

  • Bankruptcies and liquidations
  • Strategic planning
  • Value creation
  • Management principles
  • Innovation
  • Negotiation

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