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Business Essentials Certificate

Are you interested in advancing your career with new skills that will expand your knowledge of fundamental business concepts? If so, the eSpelman Business Essentials Certificate is for you!

This completely online certificate provides an overview of core business skills relevant for any career, including the fundamentals of financial management, data-driven decision-making, and effective oral and written communication skills to drive results.

What You’ll Learn

With our Business Essentials Certificate, you will learn:

  • Communicating the results of financial analysis effectively
  • Analysis and forecasting of financial statements, ratio analysis, Time Value of Money Techniques, and valuation of security instruments
  • Use of industry-based data sources to perform financial research to make business decisions


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Submitted official transcripts

Program Info

Spring 2022

Time Commitment

Two 8-week Courses
4 - 6 Hours/Week


Online, Self-paced


The Business Essentials Certificate consists of two eight-week courses for a total of six credit hours. Both courses are offered online only and are self-paced.

Course Credit Hours
Financial Management 3
Data-driven Decision-making 3


We are launching this eSpelman Certificate at the inaugural price of $3,000. This deeply-discounted rate will only be available for a limited time.

You may also choose to take individual courses at the price of $772 per credit hour.


All courses in this certificate are online and self-paced. Learn in your own time and schedule from anywhere you choose!

Spelman Faculty Course Developers

Sherry Clingman, MBA
Director of Management and Organization

Marionette Holmes, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Economics

Felicia Roquemore
Management and Organization Instructor