A strong understanding in business can be a competitive advantage for individuals in almost any industry. Whether you’re looking to gain a solid foundation in business for professional growth or explore a single subject, the University of Cincinnati’s Online Business Foundations Certificate is designed to help you enhance your skills and knowledge in key business disciplines including accounting, finance, management and marketing. Led by the same award-winning faculty as our graduate programs, the certificate courses are offered entirely online to better accommodate the schedule constraints of working professionals.
Depending on the options chosen, a participant can complete many of the foundational courses necessary to enter the Lindner College of Business’ Master of Business Administration (MBA) program or apply the courses toward one of the college’s eight specialized master’s programs.
This program is for students who have earned a bachelor’s degree and are ready to begin graduate studies.
This certificate provides a foundation in key business disciplines such as accounting, finance, marketing and management. The certificate is deliberately designed with maximum flexibility to allow students to tailor the program to their individual interests and career needs. The certificate includes three core courses (six semester credits) and two to three elective courses (six semester credits).
You may be eligible for a tuition scholarship if you are an employee or member of one of our partner organizations.
You do not. Classes are asynchronous. You can log on anytime 24/7 to complete your coursework.
To enhance your experience and learning, many of our instructors offer online office hours held at a predetermined date and time.
(There are a few exceptions to the asynchronous components, please view program FAQs for more information)
What is asynchronous online learning? Fully asynchronous courses allow you flexibility in your schedule. Once enrolled in a program, you may view instructional materials when it works best for you as long as you meet course deadlines. There is no live video lecture component for this type of learning. For more information on asynchronous learning visit our blog post: Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning
Once enrolled, you’ll use tools like Canvas and meet with your Student Success Coordinator on a regular basis to ensure you’re on track to graduate. Learn more about the UC Online experience in the video below.
Our faculty members are very responsive to our students. They provide office hours and oftentimes their personal phone numbers, so students may easily schedule a time to discuss questions or issues.
Additional resources to support you from start to finish.
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