Online Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (OGCBA)

Graduate certificate

Transform your career in as few as four months.




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In today’s rapidly evolving market, the right skills can define success. The D’Amore-McKim School of Business Online Graduate Certificate in Business Administration equips you with the critical knowledge and skills needed to make an immediate impact in your current role or to pursue new opportunities. With a curriculum that combines flexibility with a robust learning platform, you can start today and see the benefits tomorrow.

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"The OGCBA is an ideal choice if you want to make an immediate impact—and set yourself up for long-term success."

Morgan Francese, Online MBA Success Manager

Flexible and focused learning

Tailor your education to your immediate learning needs. Select any 12 credits from D'Amore-McKim's extensive Online MBA course catalog to create a personalized course mix that aligns perfectly with your professional goals. Avoid the EXPO coursework and focus on areas that promise better career opportunities, such as finance, marketing, sustainability, entrepreneurship, investments, management, or supply chain management.

Beyond the (virtural) classroom

  • Immediate application: Apply new knowledge directly to your work, delivering immediate value to your organization.
  • Adaptable schedule: Complete your certificate at your own pace, from as little as four months to up to two years, depending on your personal and professional commitments.
  • Pathway to advanced degrees: Excel in your certificate program and apply your credits towards the Online MBA program at Northeastern.
  • Dynamic networking opportunities: Connect with peers, faculty, and industry leaders through live sessions and events, fostering a supportive community that enhances your learning experience.
  • Career advancement support: Leverage career development resources during and after your studies, including one-on-one career counseling, business networking opportunities, and job & interview preparation through the D'Amore-McKim Graduate Career Center.

Attend live sessions and connect with faculty and peers

In addition to on-demand content, each Online MBA course provides optional live faculty connect sessions each week as well as open faculty office hours.

Attend optional in-person events like a Husky Huddle or the Campus Connect on the Boston campus to build deep with faculty, peers, and staff. 

Admission pathways for all backgrounds

Skip the application—let your performance pave the way. With the Fast App performance-based admission pathway, you can skip the application process, and use your performance on two initial pathway courses to secure your place in the OGCBA program.

Complete two courses, get a ‘B’ or better, show proof of your bachelor’s degree by the time you complete the two courses, and you’ll join the next cohort on the full degree program.

⇒ Submit your Fast App and get started today.

You can also apply to the program using the standard graduate application for direct admission consideration. 

Learn more about all the OGCBA admissions pathways.

Upcoming deadlines

TermSubmit your Fast App ByStart Date
Fall IAugust 12September 4
Fall IISeptember 30October 21
Spring IDecember 9January 6

Submit your Fast App by August 12 to start courses September 4.

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Fast App pathway courses

Take a look at the OGCBA fast app performance-based pathway courses. Use the course outlines to start preparing in advance of the courses starting.

FINA 6318: Financial Management

Introduces time value of money calculations and applications. Building upon a basis in accounting, offers students an opportunity to learn how to extract relevant information from the accounting statements for use in financial calculations and ratio analysis. Also examines capital planning, including determining relevant cash flows, calculating decision measures, and making the correct decisions.

MKTG 6318: Customer Value and the Enterprise

Examines the role of marketing as an organizational function and a set of processes to manage offerings that provide superior value to customers. Focuses on developing student skill in analyzing the customer and business environment and using that analysis to build an effective marketing strategy. Emphasizes methods for the identification, acquisition, and retention of customers in a way that provides mutual value to the customer and the organization.

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