Post-Graduate Business Certificates

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The Pamplin School of Business offers a post-graduate business certificate program for students who would like to utilize an interesting variety of courses in many specialized areas.  Our faculty created a curriculum that provides a unique opportunity for post-graduate students to apply their business experiences in a professional learning environment.  Students can update an older graduate business degree, gain additional training, and develop new competencies by completing the post-graduate business certificate program.


Students complete a twelve-credit hour program in one of the following areas: entrepreneurship, finance, strategy, marketing, business analytics, or sustainability, and then receive a post graduate certificate in that area. Students may also create a general program where they survey courses from different business disciplines.  The course options in each area are listed below.

Admission Requirements
To be admitted to this program, students must hold a graduate business degree from an AACSB-accredited institution, and submit the following application components:
1. Current Resume
2. Official transcripts (from all previously attended academic institutions)
3. Statement of Goals
4. Online application form

Admission      Tuition & Fees

To receive a certificate, students complete a 12 credit-hour program in one of the following areas:

Six Areas of Concentration

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Experience a wide range of courses from the analysis of negotiation strategies to innovation in technology.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management Concentration requires four 3-credit courses.


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Gain a comprehensive understanding of financial markets & institutions, analysis & risk management.

Finance Concentration requires four 3-credit courses.


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Study the importance of personal selling as well as negotiation & persuasion in a variable environment.

Marketing Concentration requires four 3-credit courses.


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Operations and Technology Management

Prepare for strategic challenges with coursework on supply chain & inventory management.

Operations and Technology Management Concentration requires four 3-credit courses.

Operations and Technology Management

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Develop & execute strategies that build resilience & long term competitive advantage.

Strategy Concentration requires four 3-credit courses.


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Learn frameworks to improve the economic, environmental & social performance of organizations.

Sustainability Concentration requires four 3-credit courses.


Logo for the Association of Advanced Collegiate Schools of BusinessAs the world’s largest business education alliance, AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) connects educators, students, and business to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders. Synonymous with the highest standards of excellence since 1916, AACSB provides quality assurance, business education intelligence, and professional development services to over 1,500 member organizations and more than 785 accredited business schools worldwide. The University of Portland Pamplin School of Business is one of five business schools in Oregon accredited by AACSB.