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
Full-time Graduate Certificate for international students | Typical program timeline
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- 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 student experience
“With so many businesses shrinking or dying off, there's a tremendous opportunity for managers with the right education to come in and help turn things around. . . . Helping a business in crisis restructure or discover a new business model is really exciting to me.”
- 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 iBT, IELTS, or PTE academic.
Need guidance on completing your application? The application checklist provides step-by-step instructions and tips from our admissions team.
Need guidance in composing the personal statement for your application? The essay guide will help you organize your thoughts and draft your copy.
Full-Time Graduate Certificates (F-1 Visa Compliant)
|2024 Application Deadlines||Decision Notifications||Classes Begin|
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|May 9*||Rolling Basis||September|
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Part-Time Graduate Certificates
|2023-2024 Application Deadlines||Decision Notifications||Classes Begin|
|Oct. 4, 2023||Rolling Basis||January|
|Nov. 9, 2023||Rolling Basis||January|
|Dec. 7, 2023||Rolling Basis||January|
|Jan. 25, 2024||Rolling Basis||September|
|Mar. 21, 2024||Rolling Basis||September|
|May 9, 2024||Rolling Basis||September|
|Jun. 7, 2024||Rolling Basis||September|
|Jul. 3, 2024||Rolling Basis||September|
|Aug. 1, 2024||Rolling Basis||September|
Northeastern Student Financial Services publishes the tuition rates for Graduate Certificates. Under the “Graduate Programs” section, the cost per credit appears next to “D'Amore-McKim School of Business Programs.”
Northeastern offers resources to help you finance your graduate education, and the Student Financial Services team will guide you through your options. 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.
Application Fee Waivers
D'Amore-McKim offers application fee waivers to applicants that meet specific criteria. You can review the policy on the Graduate Application FAQ web page.
The D'Amore-McKim School of Business community stands with our university and its leadership in our dedication to cultivating equity and inclusion for all humankind. Understanding and solving our problems requires constant interaction among people who bring their own diverse contexts and experiences to the conversation. Therefore, we must be a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community that values the uniqueness of its members, recognizes the power and importance of diversity in our own and surrounding communities, and ensures their engaged participation.
Graduate Student Clubs
There are numerous university-wide and D'Amore-McKim-affiliated student groups that you may wish to join, and several are grounded in building inclusive communities and resiliency. Many of our graduate business students participate in the Graduate Students of Color Collective, Grad Q, and Out in Business.
Participate in community-building programs, lectures, and events offered by Northeastern's cultural centers representing a range of affiliations and interests including the LGBTQA Resource Center, Latinx Student Cultural Center, Asian American Center, Office of Global Services, and many more.
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
Choose Your Format
Study on our Boston campus and complete the program in eight months. Full-time study is F-1 visa compliant.
Study on our Boston campus at the pace that works for you.
The following is a sample curriculum and is subject to change. Enrolled students should reference the academic catalog for current program requirements.
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