Certificate in Advanced Business
12.0 quarter credits
The Advanced Business Certificate (ABC) program is available to applicants possessing an earned master’s degree or doctoral degree from a fully accredited university or college. The program is designed to permit qualified candidates the opportunity to update their skills in a professional field of specialization in which they have had previous academic experience, or to acquire competence in a new business discipline.
The Advanced Business Certificate requires completion of a four-course sequence and may include the following specialization areas:
- or a customized certificate option
Upon acceptance to the ABC program, students will meet with an advisor to review program/course prerequisites (if applicable), select courses, and finalize the certificate programs options. Sample course sequences in the specialization areas are listed below. Those interested in pursuing a cross disciplinary Customized Certificate Option will work with an advisor to develop an individual “plan of study” to establish course sequence and completion timeline before commencing studies.
The ABC program is administered through the Corporate and Executive Education Center at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business. Participants in this part-time certificate program have a three-year timeframe within which to complete the certificate requirements. ABC students are enrolled in courses in Professional MBA sections (pending availability). No additional sections are created for this certificate program.
The ABC program does not lead to a degree, and the credits earned in the program are not applicable to any current or future degree program offered by Drexel University, unless all applicable entrance criteria for the anticipated program are met.
Students must complete a four-course series. Upon completion of individual courses or the entire program, Continuing Education Units (CEU) credits and/or Continuing Professional Educational (CPE) credits may be applicable.
For further ABC information, including how to apply to the program, contact the Corporate and Executive Education Center:
All sample sequences are subject to change based on availability and individual student academic and professional background.
12.0 quarter credits
|Sample Entrepreneurship ("Leading Like an Entrepreneur") sequence:|
|FIN 635||Entrepreneurial Finance||3.0|
|MGMT 650||Corporate Venturing||3.0|
|MGMT 652||New Venture Planning||3.0|
|MKTG 638||New Product Planning, Strategy, and Development||3.0|
|Sample Finance ("Strategic Financial Management") sequence:|
|FIN 601||Corporate Financial Management||3.0|
|FIN 602||Advanced Financial Management||3.0|
|FIN 640||Mergers and Acquisitions||3.0|
|FIN 649||Comparative Financial Analysis||3.0|
|Sample Leadership ("Strategic Leadership Essentials") sequence:|
|MGMT 602||Managing Technology Innovation||3.0|
|MGMT 780||Strategic Management||3.0|
|ORGB 625||Leadership and Professional Development||3.0|
|ORGB 631||Leading Effective Organizations||3.0|
|Sample Marketing ("Creating, Communicating and Delivering Value") sequence:|
|MKTG 601||Marketing Strategy & Planning||3.0|
|MKTG 622||Buyer Behavior Theory||3.0|
|MKTG 634||Integrated Marketing Communications Management||3.0|
|MKTG 646||Services Marketing||3.0|