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
Instructional Delivery: Campus, Online, Hybrid
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time To Completion: 1 year
Financial Aid Eligibility: Not aid eligible

Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 52.0201
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Codes:
11-1021, 13-0000

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 by the Krall Center Corporate and Executive Education in Drexel LeBow College of Business. Participants in this part-time certificate program have a three-year maximum timeframe within which to complete the certificate requirements. ABC students are enrolled in courses in Drexel LeBow MBA sections pending availability.

Upon acceptance to the ABC program, students will meet with an advisor to review program/course prerequisites (if applicable), and create a plan of study within one of the programs specializations. Sample course sequences in the specialization areas are listed below.

The ABC program leads to a Post-Master's Certificate. The credits earned in the certificate 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, and receiving at least a 3.0 GPA for the certificate courses, students will receive a Post-Master's Certificate. 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 Krall Center for Corporate and Executive Education:

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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