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Nothing works harder to open doors for you than credentials from U.S. News-ranked Michigan State University. Setting the standard for higher education for over 150 years, MSU now offers online certificate programs that are designed for professionals who want to improve their job performance and marketability by mastering some of today’s most important business disciplines. You will gain the skills, knowledge and credentials necessary to break into or get promoted within a career field that has income and advancement potential, plus the flexibility to transition into competitive industries.

MSU’s online master certificates feature eight-week courses presented by master’s level campus-based faculty. These comprehensive professional development programs use a step-by-step approach, preparing students to excel in today’s most in-demand disciplines.


Supply Chain Management – In today’s complex global business world, an organization’s overall success boils down to the efficiency and effectiveness of its supply chain. Competitive strength relies both on a firm’s products and the processes that provide products to customers. Effective supply chain management (SCM) enhances productivity and performance with the strategic combination of people, systems and technology to successfully compete in the global marketplace. Each online certificate program provides you with tools and techniques from experienced supply chain faculty and explores global trends and contemporary issues affecting, and affected by, supply chain management. You have the choice of: delving into the breadth of SCM knowledge and specializing in Logistics, Procurement or Operations; completing just the functional courses for an integrated approach; or taking the advanced integrated approach by completing the SCM and functional courses within the five-course series. Become a highly effective supply chain manager with MSU’s Master Certificates in Supply Chain Management. Learn More >>

Strategic Leadership & Mgmt – Leadership is no longer limited to the corner office. In a challenging, post-recession era, businesses are expecting more from less, aggressively competing to find the right talent, and trying to place great leaders across all position levels. Be the standout choice to meet their needs with one of MSU’s master certificates in strategic leadership and management. Gain deep insight into successful corporate and career-specific strategies, and develop the skills and insight to help you and your company remain competitive. From exploring effective business models and decision-making techniques to matching your leadership talents to overall company success, each online certificate program provides you with essential tools to make meaningful, profitable contributions to your field. Learn More >>

Hospitality Management – Today’s $3.5 trillion global hospitality industry has created enormous demand for people with superior hospitality skills and knowledge. More than 14 million jobs are supported by this industry in the U.S. alone! Professionals must be willing to invest in their skills and credentials in order to rise and advance in this dynamic marketplace. Whether you’re seeking a promotion in your current job or looking to advance in a new position, Michigan State’s Management Certificate can help you improve your earning potential, acquire a deeper understanding of how world-class hospitality businesses operate and are managed, and which leadership techniques can improve your job performance. Since hospitality managers are usually involved in every function within their operation, doing well at this job requires efficient multi-tasking techniques and a solid understanding of every facet of the industry – which you’ll gain with MSU’s Management Certificate in the Business of Hospitality. Learn More >>