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: 3 years
Financial Aid Eligibility: Not aid eligible
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
- 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.
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:
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 601||Business Statistics||3.0|
|FIN 642||Business Conditions and Forecasting||3.0|
|MIS 632||Database Analysis and Design for Business||3.0|
|STAT 698||Special Topics (Data Mining)||3.0|
|Sample Entrepreneurship sequence:|
|FIN 635||Entrepreneurial Finance||3.0|
|MGMT 650||Corporate Venturing||3.0|
|MGMT 652||New Venture Planning||3.0|
|MKTG 654||Corporate Brand & Reputation Management||3.0|
|Sample Finance sequence:|
|FIN 601||Corporate Financial Management||3.0|
|FIN 602||Advanced Financial Management||3.0|
|FIN 640||Mergers and Acquisitions||3.0|
|FIN 610||Corporate Governance||3.0|
|Sample Leadership 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 sequence:|
|MKTG 601||Marketing Strategy & Planning||3.0|
|MKTG 622||Buyer Behavior Theory||3.0|
|MKTG 634||Integrated Marketing Communications Management||3.0|
|MKTG 638||New Product Planning, Strategy, and Development (Sample Business Analytics sequence)||3.0|