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Graduate Certificate Programs

The Krannert School of Management's online graduate certificate programs are designed for working professionals in a broad range of industries.

Are you seeking a business credential to strengthen your resume? Considering moving into mid-management or leading teams? Need to skill up? Want to test drive a master’s program? 

Benefits of a Krannert Graduate Certificate Program

Our 100% online graduate certificate programs are powerful professional development tools, allowing you to develop business and management knowledge in a flexible format. Much of the graduate certificate curriculum represents foundational and core courses offered in our MBA and master's (MS) programs, and classes are taught by renowned Krannert faculty.

A graduate certificate program will not only enhance your impact on your company or organization – it is a small step toward a giant leap: pursuing a graduate business degree. Your earned graduate certificate credits can be applied to an online MBA/MS if you enroll within 5 years of finishing your certificate program.

Each Graduate Certificate program can serve as a specialization for our Krannert Online MBA/MS students -- students in these programs are able to dual count their earned credits for the degree and a certificate, if they overlap (dependent on degree).  Credit hours earned in Graduate Certificate Programs are transferable to Graduate Degree Program (application & academic requirements apply). However, no credits will be allowed to be transferred from another institution to fulfill certificate requirements. Current Purdue Graduate Students should submit Graduate Certificate applications at least 1 semester prior to the certificate start and at least 1 month prior to last semester at Purdue University.

Application Deadlines
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Fall Applications Spring Applications Summer Applications

Admission decisions will be made no later than the 7th day of the following month.

When applicable, core courses in Graduate Certificates should be taken as soon as possible. As some courses in our Graduate Certificate programs are only offered at specific times, students may have breaks or GAP(s) in their program where there are no applicable courses to be taken during a semester/module.

Krannert Graduate Certificate programs admit students two to three times a year (January, May, August). This flexibility allows you to work at your own pace, which we recognize is important for working professionals.

All Krannert Online Graduate Certificate programs are priced at $1,018.80 per credit hour for in-state students and $1,068.80 per credit hour for out-of-state and international students.

Learn More

For more information on each of our 100% online Graduate Certificate programs, please the menu on the right. We are here to answer your questions about our programs. Reach the Krannert Online Programs Team at krannertonlineprograms@purdue.edu.

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