Online Graduate Certificate – Business

Give yourself a professional edge by acquiring advanced business skills or completing your CPA eligibility requirements.

6/21/24 Next Application Due Date
7/8/24 Start Classes

Program Overview


Build your career prospects with an online graduate certificate in business

$9,000* Total Tuition
As few as 10 months Duration
24 Credit Hours

Enhance your business knowledge with an online graduate certificate in business from EWU and gain a competitive advantage without the commitment of a full master’s degree. Prepare to step into management roles or earn the upper-level business credentials needed to pursue CPA licensure.

In this AACSB-accredited online program, you will deepen your business skills in operations management, data-driven decision making, corporate finance, and more. You will learn from the same top-level faculty that teach the MBA and MPAcc programs.

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The Eastern Washington University School of Business is accredited by AACSB International (AACSB).

Career opportunities:

  • Manager
  • Director
  • Leadership roles particularly in areas of accounting and finance
  • Manager
  • Director
  • Leadership roles particularly in areas of accounting and finance

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If you are interested in pursuing your master’s degree, completed courses in this certificate program can help you earn your Online Master of Business Administration with a General Business Concentration from EWU.

$9,000* Total Tuition
As few as 10 months Duration
24 Credit Hours

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Tuition


Stay on budget with affordable tuition

This affordable online Graduate Certificate – Business program features pay-by-the-course tuition, with the same rate for all in-state and out-of-state students.

Tuition breakdown:

$375 Per Credit Hour
$9,000* Total Tuition

Tuition breakdown:

$375 Per Credit Hour
$9,000* Total Tuition

Calendar


View key dates and deadlines

The business certificate online program is designed to be flexible for working professionals, with six-week courses and multiple start dates a year.

Now enrolling:

6/21/24 Next Application Deadline
7/8/24 Start Classes
TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition Deadline
Spring II5/13/244/29/245/8/245/11/24
Summer I7/8/246/21/247/2/247/6/24
Fall I9/23/249/9/249/18/249/21/24
Fall II11/4/2410/21/2410/30/2411/2/24

Now enrolling:

6/21/24 Next Application Deadline
7/8/24 Start Classes

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Admissions


What you need to know to apply

The admission process for the online business graduate certificate is streamlined to help you get started right away.

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Cumulative 3.0 GPA
  • Professional resume

Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution

  • Overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 or cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the last 90 quarter or 60 semester-graded postsecondary credit hours** OR:
    • Applicants with a GPA of at least 2.5 in the last 90 quarter or 60 semester graded credits of postsecondary academic coursework AND at least three years of professional work experience as verified by a professional resume will be considered on a case-by-case basis
    • Applicants with a GPA of at least 2.5 in the last 90 quarter or 60 semester graded credits of postsecondary academic coursework AND an index score (GPA x 200 + GMAT) ≥ 1050 will be considered on a case-by-case basis
    • Applicants with a GPA lower than 2.5 may considered on a case-by-case basis and must have an index score of (GPA x 200 + GMAT) ≥ 1050
  • Official transcript from the college/university where degree was earned
  • Professional resume

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**We encourage you to apply if your GPA is lower than a 3.0 and you have at least 3 years of professional work experience. Applicants with GPAs below 3.0 are considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. Please contact an Enrollment Services representative at 800-826-3411 for more information.

Document Submission Information

Order your official, electronic transcripts from the degree-granting institution where you earned your highest degree (bachelor’s or master’s) and have them sent to Eastern Washington University.

  • Most EWU graduate programs only require one transcript. Please submit a transcript from your degree-granting institution. This transcript should include the final two years of your degree completion. If it does not, please submit transcripts to cover your final two years of earned credits.
  • Please note that transcripts ordered by main may take 4-6 weeks to arrive.

If you are ordering a mailed paper transcript, please have it sent to:

Eastern Washington University
Showalter Hall 206
Cheney, WA 99004

Courses


Here’s what you will study in your business certificate online program

In order to earn the online Graduate Certificate - Business, you must complete four courses (16 credit hours).

Foundation courses provide the opportunity to gain additional knowledge needed to be successful in subsequent MBA coursework.

  • Students with a bachelor's degree in business from an accredited college or university may not be required to take foundation coursework.
  • Students with a non-business bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university will be required to take foundation coursework unless they are able to show competency in the required foundation areas, based on previous academic coursework. Required foundations will be assessed on a course-by-course basis.
  • BADM 502 and BADM 505 can also be satisfied with Ivy equivalent courses. Contact MBA Advisor for details.
Duration: 6 Weeks weeks
This accelerated course deals with the application of basic theory and analytical techniques to financial decision making. Topics include time value of money, risk and return, capital management, cost of capital, option theory, capital structure decisions, dividend policy, and the market for corporate control. Note: this MBA foundation course, a prerequisite to all MBA finance courses, does not count toward the required MBA degree credits.
Duration: 6 Weeks weeks
An accelerated course in descriptive and inferential statistics, including basic regression analysis, chi-square analysis and quality control methodology. Note: this MBA foundation course, a prerequisite to BADM 520, does not count toward the required MBA degree credits.
Duration: 6 Weeks weeks
An accelerated course in understanding and using accounting information and accounting information systems in a business environment: includes coverage of both financial and managerial accounting information. Note: this MBA foundation course, a prerequisite to all MBA accounting courses, does not count toward the required MBA degree credits.
Students in the Graduate Certificate - Business program will take the following core courses.
Duration: 6 Weeks weeks
This course explores models and methods of production and service management. It provides a conceptual foundation and quantitative tools that can be applied to specific business problems. Topics may include, but are not limited to, process choice, product design, quality management, principles of supply chain management, facility planning, forecasting, inventory management and scheduling.
Duration: 6 Weeks weeks
A career in management is likely to involve decision making based on data. It is important to be able to organize and use data appropriately and intelligently to make decisions. This course provides an understanding of the statistical and data analysis tools that are necessary in managerial decision making. It should make you aware of how data analysis tools can be used and misused within an organization. Prerequisites: successful completion of BADM 503 or approved equivalency.
Duration: 6 Weeks weeks
This course covers an analysis of valuation issues and project analysis as well as the relationship between risk, capital structure, cost of capital and dividend policy. It examines contemporary issues and problems confronting financial managers. Prerequisites: successful completion of BADM 502 or approved equivalency.
Duration: 6 Weeks weeks
This course inquires as to leaders and leadership from a perspective of ethics. It asks the student to think about principled leadership through three complex lenses: personal character, accountability, and pragmatism (ethical action in an uncertain, competitive, and imperfect world). Each of these lenses reflects traditions in moral philosophy and each emphasizes fundamental aspects of leaders' responsibilities.
Students must complete an additional two Business Administration courses (8 credits).
Duration: 6 Weeks weeks
This course prepares students to read, interpret and analyze financial statements. The course integrates various concepts and different procedures to provide both financial and accounting set of important analytical tools including abilities to read, interpret and compare financial statements, understand cash flow, different accounts on companies’ balance sheet and income statements, basic profitability and risk analysis issues. Prerequisites: successful completion of BADM 502 or approved equivalency. It is strongly recommended that BADM 530 be taken before BADM 531.
Duration: 6 Weeks weeks
Surveys the important aspects of financial management in the international arena, including international financial markets, exchange rate determination, exchange rate and country risks, risk hedging and financial management in international organizations. Prerequisites: successful completion of BADM 502 or approved equivalency. It is strongly recommended that BADM 530 be taken before BADM 532.
Duration: 6 Weeks weeks
This course examines foreign exchange rates and relationships, international asset pricing, differences in equity markets, analysis of equity and debt securities, global investing and diversification. It includes equity analysis and portfolio management. Prerequisites: successful completion of BADM 502 or approved equivalency. It is strongly recommended that BADM 530 be taken before BADM 533.
Duration: 6 Weeks weeks
This course is a study of both the theoretical and applied aspects of the marketing process. It covers the elements of successful marketing strategies, marketing decision-making and the impact of marketing on business.
Duration: 6 Weeks weeks
The course is designed to extend and apply the knowledge base in cost accounting and provide a further understanding of managerial accounting issues in planning, organizing and controlling organizational activities. Topics include analyzing and managing costs, developing cost systems that facilitate decision-making, identifying opportunities for improving business process, and developing measures to assess performance. Focus is on cost control and profit analysis. Prerequisites: successful completion of BADM 505 or approved equivalency.
Duration: 6 Weeks weeks
This course focuses on the use of accounting information and accounting information systems in business decision making. Prerequisites: successful completion of BADM 505 or approved equivalency.
Duration: 6 Weeks weeks
This course provides an overview of international business theories within the context of international accounting issues, challenges and opportunities faced by multinationals regarding strategic and operational management overview that describes the factors that affect the final form of accounting including culture, institutions and the theory of the multinational firm. Prerequisites: successful completion of BADM 505 or approved equivalency.
Duration: 6 Weeks weeks
Forensic literally means the scientific methods and investigations needed to prepare financial information to be presented in a courtroom. Forensic accountants are trained to look beyond the numbers and deal with the reality of a situation from human and numerical information. This course examines all the aspects of a financial crime: accounting, audit, and human behavior. Your final project will focus on crimes involving fraud in international companies to determine if this type of crime is different in an international versus US setting.
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*Tuition and fees subject to change. Total program cost does not include foundation courses. If foundation courses are required, the cost will be added to the total program cost.

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