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Certificates in the College of Business

In addition to majors, minors and emphases, some departments in the College of Business offer certificate programs. Read more about certificate programs below. View the required coursework on the Certificate Planning Sheet.

College Wide Certificates

Business Analytics Certificate | 12 credits

This statistically rigorous certificate was created to meet the current statistical/data analysis needs of businesses; accordingly, the certificate consists of three research methods courses.

Business Fundamentals Certificate | 12 credits

The Business Fundamentals Certificate is a great option for students who are looking to start making progress toward earning their Bachelor of Business Administration degree. It can also be earned as a stand-alone certificate that can help you highlight your business knowledge while gaining valuable skills for the professional world. For admission to the College of Business, each course must be completed with a grade of C or better in addition to a combined GPA of 2.5 and 44 completed credits.

International Business Certificate | 9 credits

This International Business Certificate gives you knowledge and experience working with business functions in various parts of the world. The courses focus on working with different cultures and regulations of international business. This includes classes like global marketing and international finance. You may also be required to complete a course in another country.


*Not Open to Global Business minors.



Business Economics Certificate | 12 credits

The Business Economics Certificate serves as a smaller and more achievable version of the Business Economics minor for students who want to complete a general business and economics program but are unable to complete a full minor degree with their desired credit load. Certificate Planning Sheet

International Economics Certificate | 15 credits

The courses in this certificate program are centered on increasing students’ knowledge of international economic systems and trade and capital markets. The certificate also highlights economic systems in other regions of the world and includes a study abroad experience as an elective. Certificate Planning Sheet

*Not available to BA/BS Economics majors.


Insurance and Risk Management Certificate | 9 credits

This certificate incorporates hands-on learning with our insurance partners through industry presentations, visits to insurance campuses, various networking events, and the offer of membership to Gamma Iota Sigma. Students will become more aware of the role that risk and insurance play in their own lives, as well as how society and businesses assess these concerns.

Finance and Investments Certificate | 9 credits

This nine-credit certificate will be especially attractive to economics majors, information system majors, and marketing majors who would like to work with financial institutions or investment firms. Many businesses and nonprofits desire graduates that can connect their major of study with finance and investments. 

*This certificate is only open to students with a business major (excluding Finance).

Financial Management Certificate | 9 credits

This certificate is especially attractive to human resources management majors, management majors, and supply chain management majors who would like to work with manufacturing firms or nonprofits. Many businesses and nonprofits desire graduates that can connect their major of study with financial management.

*This certificate is only open to students with a business major (excluding Finance).



Information Systems

Business Analysis Certificate | 12 credits

This Business Analysis Certificate will prepare students fo technology and business-related careers by focusing on understanding business, analysis and design, database and project management.

Cybersecurity Certificate | 12 credits

The cybersecurity certificate focuses on the practice of ensuring the integrity, confidentiality and availability of information, information systems and technology.

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Certificate | 12 credits

This Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) certificate focuses on understanding the business process, the role of ERP, project management, analysis and hands-on usage of ERP systems.

Information Systems Certificate | 12 credits

The Information Systems Certificate focuses  on providing a background on business, information systems, analysis and design and an introduction to coding.



Digital Marketing Certificate | 9 credits

Almost all businesses today engage in some form of digital marketing. More than one-third of UW Oshkosh Marketing students have an internship in digital marketing or social media management. Preparing for a career in digital marketing will prepare you for one of the hottest job categories in the field of Marketing. Customers find your business’s website through a search engine so marketers must understand how to optimize websites and use search engine ads to increase the likelihood customers find you on the web. Email marketing and social media can be great tools for promoting a business, product, service, experience or idea. Leveraging these tools properly will help you drive customers to your website. The internet provides the opportunity to track customers and learn more about their preferences. Armed with this data, companies have the ability to find more customers through a variety of digital channels. In this emphasis, students get hands-on practice on how to execute elements of a digital marketing strategy but also how to use specific performance-based feedback to adapt their marketing strategy to maximize performance.

Marketing Analysis and Insights Certificate | 12 credits

Data analysis is an essential area in marketing and employers demand marketing professionals with strong analytical skills. This certificate is for people who want to pursue a career related to the analytical side of marketing. Learners will understand how data analysis works so they can interface with, leverage, and support data-driven decisions.

Sales Certificate | 9 credits

The Sales Certificate will provide non-Marketing students with an opportunity to increase their marketability in a competitive job market. This certificate can help all students, whether they plan to enter sales or non-sales areas. For students who wish to enter sales, the certificate helps understand different types of sales and helps future sales companies onboard, retain, promote, and leverage talents. For students who enter non-sales area, this certificate can help with understanding how sales work in order to interface with, leverage, and support sales areas productivity. LEARN MORE

Management and Human Resources

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Certificate | 9 credits

Today every business needs to be innovative to compete and they seek employees who know something about innovation and entrepreneurship. This certificate provides students with an insight into how to successfully start new business ventures, and create innovation and growth in existing businesses with entrepreneurial thinking. The Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation complements any major program at the university by providing a pathway to pursue the study of entrepreneurship and innovation in a cross-disciplinary approach - empowering students to think innovatively in their pursuit of knowledge.

Human Resource Management Certificate | 12 credits

Every future manager should know something about how to manage and motivate people. With this certificate, students can develop and advance their knowledge/skills in the following critical human resource disciplines: staffing and planning, training and development, compensation and benefits, occupational safety and health, and employee relations. This will not only help students who want to effectively manage diverse groups of people in a variety of different organizations (e.g., businesses of all sizes, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, healthcare institutions) but it will also help any future employee to better understand the legal aspects of employment and employee relations, the changing dynamics of the workforce, as well as the theories, policies and best practices underlying modern HR Management.  

Supply Chain

Supply Chain Management Certificate | 12 credits

Supply chain management became more prominent during 2020-2021 as companies struggled to maintain inventories. Our Supply Chain Management certificate provides key information for managing supply chains, modeling supply chain problems, and determining analytics to improve supply chain performance.  The 12-credit (4 course) supply chain management certificate can be completed in as little as two semesters.  Completing the certificate either on campus or entirely online offers students the flexibility to work around their internship/full-time job.

*Not available to Supply Chain majors


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