Certificate in Advanced Business

Certificate Level: Post-graduate
Admission Requirements: Master's degree or higher
Certificate Type: Post-Master's Certificate
Number of Credits to Completion: 12.0
Delivery Method(s): Campus, Online, Hybrid
Calendar Type: Quarter
Maximum Time Frame: 3 years
Financial Aid Eligibility:

The Drexel LeBow 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 post-master's ABC program requires completion of a four-course sequence and may include the following specialization areas:

  • business analytics
  • entrepreneurship
  • finance
  • leadership
  • marketing
  • or a customized certificate option

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 Drexel LeBow MBA sections (pending availability). No additional sections are created for this certificate program.

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.

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.

Certificate Requirements

After completing the four-course series, students will receive a Certificate of Professional Development. 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:
215.895.0578
executive@drexel.edu

Sample Sequences

All sample sequences are subject to change based on availability and individual student academic and professional background.

12.0 quarter credits 

Sample Business Analytics sequence:
STAT 601Business Statistics3.0
FIN 642Business Conditions and Forecasting3.0
MIS 632Database Analysis and Design for Business3.0
STAT 698Special Topics (Data Mining)3.0
Sample Entrepreneurship sequence:
FIN 635Entrepreneurial Finance3.0
MGMT 650Corporate Venturing3.0
MGMT 652New Venture Planning3.0
MKTG 654Corporate Brand & Reputation Management3.0
Sample Finance sequence:
FIN 601Corporate Financial Management3.0
FIN 602Advanced Financial Management3.0
FIN 640Mergers and Acquisitions3.0
FIN 610Corporate Governance3.0
Sample Leadership sequence:
MGMT 602Managing Technology Innovation3.0
MGMT 780Strategic Management3.0
ORGB 625Leadership and Professional Development3.0
ORGB 631Leading Effective Organizations3.0
Sample Marketing sequence:
MKTG 601Marketing Strategy & Planning3.0
MKTG 622Buyer Behavior Theory3.0
MKTG 634Integrated Marketing Communications Management3.0
MKTG 638New Product Planning, Strategy, and Development (Sample Business Analytics sequence)3.0
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