Shape the future. Change the world.
You’re deciding whether to enhance your current role, or refresh your ambition and change fields altogether. Seattle Pacific’s graduate certificate programs are designed to help you advance your career conveniently, and with a flexible program. Request more information or get started on your future by applying today!
The School of Business, Government, and Economics difference
Through the applied, experiential, and collaborative-based Graduate Certificate curriculum at Seattle Pacific’s School of Business, Government, and Economics, you’ll gain new, concentrated skills that set you apart from the crowd.
Seattle Pacific offers 13 graduate certificates in business:
Creating and Distributing Value Certificate
The graduate certificate in Creating & Distributing Value develops knowledge and skills in the basics of marketing, operations management, and information systems. You will understand the key concepts and processes of these core functional areas responsible for creating and delivering an enterprise’s value proposition to consumers.
Financial Analysis and Reporting Certificate
Advance your career with a certificate in Financial Analysis & Reporting. With this graduate certificate, you’ll develop knowledge and skills in the basics of financial and managerial accounting, and corporate finance. You will be ready to analyze and interpret financial statements, analyze costs, prepare budgets and evaluate performance against them, and evaluate the financial merits of various financing options, capital projects, and other types of investments.
Understanding Business Contexts Certificate
With the graduate certificate in Understanding Business Contexts, you’ll develop your understanding of how the economy works and society’s ground rules for engaging in commercial activities. You will also learn the key concepts related to statistically analyzing and drawing insightful inferences from data to inform business decision-making.
Advanced business and Leadership
Analytical Skills in Business Certificate
Advance your career with a certificate in Analytical Skills for Business. With this graduate certificate, you’ll develop knowledge and skills in the basics of quantitative ( economic, financial, and data) and qualitative analysis (situation analysis). You will be ready to analyze business decision situations.
Business Systems and Strategy Certificate
The graduate certificate in Business Systems & Strategy develops knowledge and skills in strategic management from a Christian perspective. You will be ready to provide values-based leadership to organizations to drive toward the goal of using business to serve the common good.
Responsible Leadership Certificate
The graduate certificate in Responsible Leadership develops knowledge and skills in leadership, communication, and ethical sensitivity and reasoning from a Christian perspective. You will be ready to provide values-based leadership to teams and larger organizations to drive toward the goal of using business to serve the common good.
Specialized knowledge areas
The Cybersecurity graduate certificate develops knowledge and skills in the basics of cybersecurity, information and IT risk management, and business intelligence. It will position you to enter the IT risk management field.
Data Analytics Basics Certificate
The Data Analytics Basics graduate certificate develops knowledge and skills in the basics of managing data and databases, knowledge management, and mining and visualizing data to obtain insights that inform decision-making. It will position you to enter the data analytics field.
Data Analytics Programming Certificate
The Data Analytics Programming graduate certificate develops knowledge and skills in statistically analyzing large data sets and interpreting the findings and relating them to business decisions. You will be ready to use important analysis programming tools such as R and Python, and tools for managing and analyzing data sets in the cloud.
Human Resources Management Certificate
The graduate certificate in Human Resource Management develops knowledge and skills in HR from a Christian perspective. You will be ready to provide values-based leadership to the HR function of an organization to drive toward the goal of using business to serve the common good through great employment practices and policies.
Impact Entrepreneurship Certificate
The Impact Entrepreneurship graduate certificate develops knowledge and skills that enable an entrepreneur or intrapreneur to pursue opportunities that will yield virtuous outcomes, It addresses both new start-up businesses and innovations in well established enterprises.
Information Systems Certificate
The Information Systems graduate certificate develops knowledge and skills in information systems and the strategic importance of IT for organizations. It will position you to enter the IS/IT field.
Managing Organizations Certificate
The Managing Organizations graduate certificate develops knowledge and skills needed to manage organizations effectively. You will be ready to provide values-based leadership to organizations in pursuit of using business to serve the common good.
Why Seattle Pacific?
From its inception in 1977, SPU’s School of Business, Government, and Economics has upheld an unwavering dedication to excellence ― quality faculty and curricula, values and ethics, and readying students to impact their professional and personal worlds.
- AACSB Accreditation
Seattle Pacific was the first school of the nearly 100-member Council for Christian Colleges and Universities to achieve the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) distinction. AACSB International represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide — 5% of schools globally. As a member, we are part of a united movement to improve the quality of business education around the world, helping to develop the next generation of great leaders. Four out of five alumni from AACSB-accredited schools say their graduate management education contributes to improvements in their competitiveness, proactiveness, innovativeness, and creativity. Also, SPU is rated a Best On-Campus MBA Program and listed as a Best Business School in the West by The Princeton Review.
- Deep Ethics Emphasis
Built on an ethical foundation, the School of Business, Government, and Economics offers first-class business education through the lens of Christian faith and values. Ethical issues are integrated throughout the curriculum, and the SBGE also operates the Center for Faithful Business. SBGE is one of five PRME Champion schools in the U.S.
- Flexible Format
Classes are smaller, and students interact with professors and fellow students in a cooperative and reciprocal learning environment. Responsive and caring faculty encourage students to reach their goals. Our online and hybrid (evening) courses are designed to accommodate students’ work schedules, allowing them to pace their studies to fit their lives.
- Valuable Connections
Students in business programs at SPU have moved on to purposeful careers at local companies and top industries or agencies, including Boeing, IBM, Safeco, and the U.S. Coast Guard.