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Learn Key Foundational Skills in Business and Finance

Online Business Management Certificate (Noncredit)

Learn Key Foundational Skills in Business and Finance

Online Business Management Certificate (Noncredit)



Number of modules



4 Months


Open to all
(no degree required)

Next Start Date

1 April 2023

Program Fees


About the Online Certificate

Employers are increasingly seeking business management professionals. In response to this need, Darden Executive Education & Lifelong Learning (EELL) created a noncredit certificate program based on coursework from the prestigious University of Virginia Darden School of Business MBA program. The online noncredit Business Management Certificate provides key foundational skills in finance and business, with a focus on data manipulation and analysis. This four-month online program gives individuals the opportunity to learn real-world business principles previously only attainable through UVA Darden MBA or master’s degree programs.

This noncredit Business Management Certificate online program gives participants the foundation to grow skills that can be applied anywhere that fundamental business skills are needed. The program provides an opportunity to gain employable skills beneficial for people at different stages of their careers; from those just entering the workforce to career changers to individuals who simply want a better understanding of business essentials.

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Business management skills and financial skills are in very high demand. In fact, business management skills have seen an increase in demand over the last five years (71%) and are expected to keep growing.

Lightcast, 2022

Program Outcomes

By the end of this program, participants will have a fundamental knowledge of the basics of business and finance. They will be able to:

  • Track and manipulate data and communicate financial information.
  • Use statistics to analyze and interpret data in order to support better decision-making.
  • Understand the principles of accounting and how they are used to collect, record and display financial information.

Frequently Asked Questions

This noncredit Business Management Certificate gives you a broad understanding of business and finance concepts relevant to careers across many industries. The program provides an opportunity to gain employable skills for individuals seeking entry level business positions to career changers to individuals who simply want to advance in their current corporate role.

Those who continue their path in business can head towards titles such as the following:

  • Chief executive officer
  • Director of business development
  • Financial manager
  • Sales manager
  • Business analyst

Yes. A certificate in business management is an excellent investment for anyone who wants a better understanding of foundational business concepts and to develop applicable skills. In addition, you will leave with an enhanced portfolio of industry-relevant coursework, which is an excellent way to set yourself apart in job interviews.

Participants will complete this noncredit certificate in four months. The certificate is made up of three modules, and each module takes five weeks to complete. Participants should expect to dedicate three to five hours per week to the certificate program.

Yes. You will receive a certified, noncredit digital certificate issued by the Darden School Foundation by email within a few weeks of successfully completing the certificate program.


The online Business Management Certificate (noncredit) is asynchronous, with coursework consisting of video modules, readings, discussion forums and quizzes. The program may also include live sessions. The program utilizes NovoEd, a collaborative platform featuring cohort-based learning. Participants will leave the program with industry-relevant projects and coursework that they can add to their portfolios, which can serve as an excellent differentiator when interviewing for a job.

The coursework stems from the UVA Darden School of Business MBA, a highly ranked national program. Participants who complete this noncredit certificate program may be eligible for course credit toward the Part-Time MBA or the Executive MBA if accepted into UVA Darden School of Business.

As an additional benefit, you can earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) worth up to 6.5 CEUs, which is equivalent to 65 hours of contact work.

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