Graduate Business Certificate Programs

Hamline's diverse certificate programs will strengthen your foundation of job skills and knowledge as you build expertise in specific areas. As employers seek professionals who are two steps ahead of an ever-changing workforce, your up-to-date expertise and flexible mindset will make you a strong candidate for whatever career you pursue.

Certificate programs are a great way to stay on the cutting-edge of your field, and they're a seamless introduction to our master’s programs if you choose to pursue a secondary degree.

Business Administration Certificates

Business Finance

Build your foundation in finance and develop the vocabulary, concepts, and introductory tools to understand the factors that drive the accounting and finance functions of your organization.

Collaborative Leadership

Learn how to influence others, build support for your ideas, make better decisions, and develop your executive presence. With this program, you'll gain the skills and knowledge of a leader with decades of experience.

Operational Change Management

Develop the skills to lead your organization, deliver more results with fewer resources, manage constant change so that projects are delivered on time and within budget.

Business Analytics Certificates

Business Analytics for Managers

Learn how to model foundational data analytics, focusing on information governance and the ethical considerations of data use. Learn how to translate and perform analysis on data from other sources and direct others in analysis.

Data Analytics

You'll hone your analytics skills and develop hands-on, technical tools to excel in analytics and be a part of organizational change by interpreting data for senior leaders and powering fact-based decisions.

Nonprofit Management Certificates

Nonprofit Executive Finance

Gain essential strategy skills in the fundraising and financial management of your organization. You will develop skills in grant writing; events, foundation, and individual giving; and the creation and analysis of primary financial statements.

Nonprofit Program Measurement

You'll learn the principal methodologies of program evaluation, make use of a variety of data collection methods and analysis of data to solve problems, assist in decision-making, and improve your programs and organizations.

Public Administration Certificates

Managing People in the Public Sector

Become aware of your own leadership capabilities through self-evaluation, then pair those findings with public sector-specific skills (like working with collective bargaining) to enact change within your organization and the greater public sphere, whether you lead five people or 50.

Public Policy and Decision Making

Earn a certificate that will build your understanding of public policy processes and assessment framework, and develop your analysis skills to make data-driven decisions and communicate findings to non-technical audiences.

Public Sector Operations

Position yourself to lead your organization with enhanced skills in fiscal management and policy implementation. Learn how you can play a role in managing tax dollars and developing budgets with tools you can immediately put to use in your day-to-day work, and expand your professional network to grow your career both now and in the future.

Scholarships and discounts

Hamline offers the following scholarships and discounts for new students:

  • Service Scholarships are awarded to students who have served in AmeriCorps, the military, Peace Corps, and Teach for America, and amount to a 10% discount on tuition
  • Learning Partnership Discount of 10% off tuition if you are an eligible employee of one of our Learning Partners
  • Alumni of any Hamline University undergraduate or graduate degree programs are eligible for a discount of 10% off tuition

Hamline University and the School of Business offer several scholarship and discount opportunities to help with the cost of tuition. Scholarships and discounts cannot be combined. Applications for most scholarships and discounts must be submitted at the time of  application for admission.