Certificate programs for professionals

Expand your skills. Improve your job performance. And keep your resume job-market competitive.

When it comes to adding Iowa’s top-ranked business school to your resume, you have more options than ever before. Whether it’s the demands of a new role or planning ahead for a change or promotion, graduate certificates offer you the perfect balance of practical skills and hard-to-pass-up credentials.

All certificates are designed to work well as stand-alone programs, with most also giving you the ability to count your credits toward an Iowa MBA or a master's degree in business analytics if you choose.

Business Analytics Certificate

Learn how to analyze data for business decisions by earning this graduate-level certificate. Offered 100% online.

Business Fundamentals Certificate

If you're a business professional without a business degree, this certificate will get you up to speed quickly. Build a solid foundation in marketing, finance, analytics, management, and more.

Finance Certificate

This certificate provides a deeper understanding of the financial issues that you'll find in the workplace while preparing you for further professional growth.

Corporate Finance Certificate

Explore financial reporting instruments, managerial finance, corporate investment and financing decisions, and financial strategy in the four-course series.

Financial Decision-Making Certificate

Learn to read financial reports, articulate reasoned financial decisions, analyze financial statements, make forecasts, and evaluate new business ventures. In just four courses, you'll earn a structured finance credential.

Investment Management Certificate

This four-course program covers financial management principles, portfolio management, real estate finance and investments, wealth management, and more.

Responsible Resource Management Certificate

This four-course certificate straddles both finance and accounting, including corporate financial reporting, strategic cost analysis, and corporate social responsibility.

Risk Management & Insurance Certificate

This four-course certificate is new for Fall 2023. If you're new to the insurance world, looking for a career change, or want to understand the insurance business better, this certificate is for you.

Leadership Certificate

A five-course certificate that delves into the qualities of a great leader, and helps you put them into practice in the workplace.

Marketing Certificate

This certificate ensures that you have a firm handle on the latest in marketing trends and how they can be applied to your business.

Innovation Certificate

Lean into Iowa's legacy of entrepreneurship with a certificate that prepares you to put forward new ideas, start your own venture, and generate fresh solutions.

Healthcare Management Certificate

Created in collaboration between the Iowa MBA and the country's #8 healthcare administration program from the University of Iowa College of Public Health, this certificate prepares you to be a healthcare leader by learning the business and healthcare administration skills in demand by leading healthcare organizations.

“The marketing certificate is something that backs up my MBA with a focus on a career path that I wanted to pursue.”

Your path to admission

Getting started with any of our professional certificates is quick and easy—no standardized test required. See what's needed to apply and the minimum requirements to be considered.

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