Essential Elements of Successful Businesses

Designed For
Professionals who want to develop or refine their understanding of successful business practices
Negotiation Strategies
Management and Human Resource Essentials
Finance Accounting Foundations
Principles of Marketing
Online | Instructor-led
Each course takes five weeks to complete
Plan for 3-8 hours of work per week
The full certificate can be completed in 8 months
10.0 Units | 100 Hours

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We can customize this program to fit your organization's specific needs.

Offered in collaboration with Oregon State University's College of Business, our Business Administration Certificate offers working professionals essential exposure to business fundamentals. From management and human resources to marketing and finance, our four-course program will build on your existing skills and enable you to grow in your career.  

Whether you work in a business or non-profit setting (or own your own business), this program offers valuable insights that can help you be more successful. Our certificate teaches you essential business practices and concepts, including human resources, finance, marketing, negotiation and more. After completing this program, you’ll have the tools needed to implement effective business strategies that address your individual and organizational goals.

In this online series, you’ll learn from expert instructors with extensive business administration experience and gain the tools and knowledge to:

  • Develop recruitment strategies that improve employee and organizational effectiveness
  • Master financial and accounting concepts, including analyzing financial statements, calculating return on investment and identifying major risks
  • Make data-driven, strategic decisions on marketing and negotiations
  • Build lasting connections with other business professionals and expand your professional network

Our Business Administration Certificate is an excellent way to develop essential business skills, increase your productivity, tell your organization's story and make strategic decisions that will help your business thrive. In this highly interactive online curriculum, you will learn to apply business administration practices and achieve success in a wide variety of fields. Plus, you’ll receive a certificate from Oregon’s number one public research institution to back up your newly gained knowledge and credentials.

You can register for any of the four courses individually, or you can register for the complete certificate.

The Business Administration Certificate includes:


College Partner

This course is a collaboration with OSU College of Business.




  • Develop recruiting strategies that improve employee and organizational effectiveness
  • Understand financial and accounting concepts, including how to analyze financial statements, calculate return on investment, and identify major risks
  • Make data-driven, strategic decisions on marketing and negotiations
  • Resolve differences and maximize value in negotiations
  • Christoph Hilscher

    Christoph is a human resources professional with extensive background in the hospitality service industry and banking industry. With 14 years’ experience with Ritz-Carlton in the US and Germany, he got first-hand knowledge and understanding for the needs of internal and external customers. After leaving hotel operations, Christoph was able to use this knowledge to create a great learning experience for other employees and to show them ways to better engage customers and employees. As an HR professional, Christoph is involved in shaping my company's present and future by assuring that all HR guidelines are applied fair and consistently.