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Bridge the Gap With Business Fundamentals

Online Business Management Certificate (non-credit)

Bridge the Gap With Business Fundamentals

Online Business Management Certificate (non-credit)

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To learn more about the Darden Executive Education & Lifelong Learning (EELL) noncredit Business Management Certificate and to download a brochure, fill out the fields below. You can also call +1-844-322-2742 to speak with an enrollment representative.

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Why Darden?

Gain Foundational Skills in Business

Grow fundamental business and financial knowledge applicable across industries.

Earn a Sought-after Career Credential

Study the concepts needed to meet employer demand in business management and finance.

Learn From Exceptional Faculty

Learn from the same renowned faculty who teach at the UVA Darden School of Business.

Pursue the Certificate on Your Schedule

Complete this flexible, asynchronous business management program 100% online in just four months.

Enhance Your Professional Portfolio

Boost your professional portfolio with industry-relevant projects and coursework.

Future-ready Leaders

Nationally, there were over 1.9 million job postings requiring business management skills in 2021, according to Burning Glass.

What You'll Get

A non-credit Business Management Certificate from Darden Executive Education & Lifelong Learning gives individuals the opportunity to learn real-world business principles previously only attainable through UVA Darden MBA or master’s degree programs. The program was designed for anyone who wants to bridge a skills gap and learn the fundamentals of finance and business. The certificate focuses on data manipulation and analysis. This flexible non-credit certificate can be completed 100% online in just four months.

This isn’t just an online management certificate. In addition to gaining a better understanding of the language of business, participants will leave the program with industry-relevant projects and coursework that they can add to their portfolios, which can serve as a way to stand out during job interviews. This non-credit certificate is beneficial for people at any point in their career, whether you are a recent college graduate or have been in the workforce for years. Participants who complete the non-credit program may be eligible for course credit if accepted into a UVA Darden degree program.

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The coursework for this non-credit Business Management Certificate stems from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business MBA, a highly ranked national program. Courses are asynchronous, with coursework consisting of videos, quizzes/practice quizzes, readings, discussion forums and assignments. The program utilizes NovoEd, a collaborative platform featuring cohort-based learning. Participants complete the following three courses, one at a time.

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Introduction to Business and Finance (4 modules)

This course covers the study and practice of commerce, including finance, or how money is acquired, managed and invested, which is critical for managers.

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Fundamentals of Business Economics (4 modules)

Explore the time value of money, a fundamental concept of finance and decision analysis.

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Accounting, Marketing and Forecasting (5 modules)

Covers the language of business, providing a systematic way to collect, record and display financial information.

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.

No Application Required – Just Register Online

The non-credit Business Management Certificate is flexible and open to people from all professional and academic backgrounds. There are no admission requirements.

Here’s what to expect:

  • You’ll complete a registration form.
  • We’ll need your contact information and some details about your professional background.
  • You’ll submit your payment & be registered!

To learn more about the non-credit Business Management Certificate, download the brochure or contact an enrollment representative.

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About Darden Executive Education & Lifelong Learning (EELL)

Your job is to be ready for anything. Ours is to show you how. We prepare growth-minded leaders to thrive in the context of perpetual change. Partner with us to learn online or on ground in Charlottesville or the Washington, D.C. area.

In addition, benefit from the supportive relationships between the Darden School and the Darden School Foundation. The Darden School Foundation is an independent, non-profit, tax-exempt corporation that was incorporated on 29 December, 1952. The Foundation supports the Darden School and its academic mission by:

  • Promoting philanthropic support from alumni, friends and corporations
  • Managing endowment funds for the School’s exclusive benefit
  • Operating Darden’s top-ranked Executive Education programs, the UVA Inn at Darden Conference and Event Center

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