Certificate in Business
The Certificate in Business provides information, skills, and resources to function effectively in a business setting. The course work addresses core competencies including accounting, marketing, and management, as well as in-demand skills such as budgeting, business analysis, business process, and procurement.
The Certificate in Business is a strong complement to any undergraduate degree program in University College, emphasizing the applied value of a liberal arts education. The Certificate in Business may also be pursued on a stand-alone basis for individuals seeking professional development.
Online or In-Classroom Formats Available
Students are able to complete this certificate online, however, course availability may vary depending on the semester. Learn more about our online learning options.
Undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs offered by University College are offered through Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. Business-related programs in University College are not accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).
Our advisors go the extra mile to help you navigate your path and needs. We will provide you with the tools to make each moment spent on your education as valuable as possible. Students will receive:
- one-on-one, hour long appointments with an experienced advisor;
- career planning services to prepare you for opportunities after graduation;
- a partner throughout your journey to ensure success.
Schedule an Appointment
Student advising is available at our West Campus location from 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday, and at our Danforth Campus location from 2–6 p.m., Monday–Thursday, and 9 a.m.–1 p.m. on Friday.
required course work
- Financial and Managerial Accounting (U44 263)
- Marketing Concepts (U44 270)
- Principles of Management (U44 339)
- Business Finance (U44 342)
- Introduction to Supply Chain Management (U44 303)
Non-degree students and students already admitted to a Bachelor of Science degree program in University College may apply for admission to the Certificate in Business program. There are no formal requirements for admission to undergraduate certificates. Students should speak with an academic advisor regarding their preparation for specific certificates or courses.
University College cannot sponsor an I-20 for any certificate program. International students are eligible to apply for a certificate program if they already hold a visa that permits part-time study. International students holding a B-2 or F-2 visa are only permitted to register for courses that are recreational or avocational.
The online application is available online on our Apply page. Applications are ready for review when all fields on the application form are completed.