Online MBA Certification Programs 

MBA certification programs

Advance Your Career with a Graduate Business Certificate 

Gwynedd Mercy University will help you thrive in your career with our graduate business certificate programs. An MBA certificate offers advantageous specialized knowledge to make you more effective in the workplace and more valuable to your employer or future employer.

The GMercyU Difference

Designed for mid-career professionals, our 12-credit online MBA certificate programs offer you an opportunity to earn a specialization in Strategic Management, Health Care Administration, or Leadership.

Whether you hold a bachelor’s degree or an MBA, these graduate-level programs can make you a more insightful, capable, and compelling professional. So, standing out in your career can be as simple as adding an MBA certificate to your resume.

Stack These Certificates Toward our MBA

Our certificates allow you to develop specialized skills and enhance your resume with attractive new credentials. They can also give you a head start on an MBA. The certificates listed below are stackable, so credits earned from them may apply towards a GMercyU Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.

Graduate Business Certificates Program Curriculum

Our MBA certificate programs are only four courses long and each course is offered in seven-week blocks. Best of all, with these online MBA certificate courses, you have the flexibility to earn your business certificate while still having time for your family, friends, and job.

Graduate Certificate in Strategic Management

This MBA certificate is designed to give managers the skills to effectively develop and implement a competitive strategic plan. The certificate focuses on the key disciplines that impact an organization’s strategic advantage.


  • MBA 610: Strategic Management - 3 credits
  • MBA 620: Accounting for Decision Makers - 3 credits
  • MBA 630: Marketing Planning - 3 credits
  • MBA 650: Managerial Finance - 3 credits

Graduate Certificate in Health Care Administration

The certificate in Health Care Administration will help professionals gain the skills to meet the challenges of today's health care systems while pursuing innovative solutions for tomorrow.


  • MBA 610: Strategic Management - 3 credits
  • MBA 730: Health care Budgeting, Planning & Finance - 3 credits
  • MBA 740: Managing Health care Delivery Systems - 3 credits
  • MBA 750: Health care Information Systems - 3 credits

Graduate Certificate in Leadership

Leaders drive the growth and strength of an organization. This certificate is designed to refine leadership skills for managers, supervisors, and future executives.


  • MBA 600: Ethical Decision Making and Corporate Social Responsibility - 3 credits
  • MBA 700: Organizational Leadership - 3 credits
  • MBA 710: Global Management - 3 credits
  • MBA 720: Managing Human Capital - 3 credits

Admission Requirements

Our MBA certificate programs online are taught at the graduate level. Therefore, we expect applicants to meet MBA admission standards.

To apply, you must:

  1. Hold a baccalaureate degree or MBA from a regionally-accredited college or university.
  2. Submit:
     Official transcripts from all academic institutions attended
     Current resume
    • Two letters of recommendation
  3. Demonstrate achievement of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. If below a 3.0, you will be required to submit a personal statement as part of your application.
  4. Complete the Gwynedd Mercy University Graduate Application.