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Business Management

Graduate Certificate

The study of business management includes a broad range of topics including organization, operations, markets, customers, logistics, finance, communication, and information technology, as well as business policy and strategy.

The IU Online Graduate Certificate in Business Management offers an understanding of how to improve business operations. The curriculum is designed to equip students with practical business intelligence, IT leadership, and business research. You can tailor your coursework to your specific career goals. You learn how to make your work days more effective, so that while you keep one eye on your daily responsibilities, you can keep the other on big-picture strategy and goals.

Your IU Online Graduate Certificate in Business Management prepares you for such careers as:

  • General manager 
  • Business operations manager 
  • Product manager 
  • Logistics manager 
  • Sports manager 
  • Health information manager 
  • Human resource manager 

Certificate Requirements

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Business Management, you must complete 12 credit hours. You choose four of the courses below that best align with your career goals.

NOTE: If you choose to pursue the IU Online MBA, MS in Finance, or MS in Strategic Management, these certificate courses may apply to your degree requirements. Completion of the certificate program does not guarantee admission to the graduate program.


To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  1. A bachelor's degree

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states
To apply to this program:

Complete an online application that includes:

  • Transcripts
  • Resume
  • Personal statement of what you want to achieve in this program, in 500 words or less
  • Letter of recommendation 

Application Deadlines
July 1
October 1
January 1
April 1


  • C520Quantitative Analysis3 Credits
  • C521Managing Accounting Information for Decision-Making3 Credits
  • C530Economics for Managers3 Credits
  • C540Financial Management (*C521 must be taken before C540)3 Credits
  • C570Strategic Marketing Management3 Credits
  • C580Operations Management (*C520 is recommended before C580)3 Credits

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1728.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $5184.00
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1728.00
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $5184.00

Additional fees will apply.

-This program is ineligible for financial aid.

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