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Graduate Certificate Programs

Upcoming Enrollment Intakes
May, September, January

Certificate Completion
In as little as 8 months or up to 3 years; choose the part-time pace that suits your needs.

No GMAT/GRE Requirement
With three start dates each year and no GMAT/GRE required, you can quickly gain the skills you need most in your career—now!

Earn Credits Toward a Future Degree
Credits earned in the certificate program may be applied upon acceptance to a graduate degree program at Northeastern, including eligible MBA or MS programs—allowing you to further your education when it makes the most sense for you.

You know what you need.  There’s no reason to wait. The Graduate Certificate programs at Northeastern University help working professionals develop the specialized knowledge they need to position themselves for career advancement. Fill in gaps in your business knowledge or strengthen key areas to expand your career potential.

In as little as eight months, Graduate Certificates offer a flexible, part-time opportunity to earn a graduate credential with immediate impact. At a pace that suits your needs, you will complete 4-5 courses (12-15 credits) alongside globally minded students in your area of specialty.

In a format designed specifically for working professionals, the program allows students to come to campus just one night a week or accelerate the program by taking multiple classes each semester. This may include classes online, on Saturdays, or on-campus starting at 5:20 and 7:30 p.m.—so your commitment to your job and your graduate education are never compromised.

Get Ahead Now. And Keep Your Options Open Later.
The Graduate Certificate program gives you knowledge and a credential to take a career leap ahead of your peers. When you decide to pursue a graduate degree, credits earned with successful completion of the certificate may be applied upon acceptance to an MBA or master’s degree at Northeastern University. 

World-class academics. Meaningful business experience. Bring these two elements together and you have a unique model of business education.
About Northeastern's D'Amore-McKim School of Business
Northeastern University’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business offers a unique model of business education that purposely blends innovative classroom learning with real-world business application. Our students explore cutting-edge theory with professors, fusing knowledge with real-world learning experiences. Similarly, our resulting connections with the corporate world influence our research agendas, which, in turn, shape innovative new business practice. This synergy enables our students to become successful business leaders who are both thinkers and doers, and thus highly qualified to think critically and leave their mark on the global business world.
  • Founded in 1922, the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University is situated in the heart of Boston, a vibrant hub of business and technology.
  • D’Amore-McKim has created a very different relationship between the worlds of rigorous academics and real-world application, treated not as two separate experiences, but fused as one—where a purposefully designed, ongoing exchange connects learning and practice more directly, creating an exponentially more powerful result.
  • Graduate Certificates are flexible, part-time courses of study designed to provide focused business education to professionals eager for advancement. Access learning you can use right away on the job, and start building credits to complete a degree when you are ready.
  • Graduate students can choose from several different full-time and part-time MBA and MS programs designed to enable motivated professionals to accelerate their success in business.
  • Our Full-Time MBA program is ranked #59 by U.S. News and World Report, and The Princeton Review named us the #13 best graduate program for entrepreneurship.
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Discover how our graduate certificate programs can accelerate your career today!