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Business Communications

Understanding and mastering the ins and outs of business communication is a critical skill and noteworthy advantage in the workplace and the job market. Invest in yourself by building up your communication skills.

Business Essentials

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!

Cosmetic Science

Safe and effective hair, skin, and nail products are entering the marketplace every day. Carve out more potential for your future path by studying the scientific concepts behind your favorite cosmetics and what it takes to develop new ones.

Diverse Leadership

Are you interested in a leadership certificate program that expands your skills to effectively lead diverse workplace teams? Employers are placing greater emphasis on managers who are able to motivate, engage and energize teams to innovate and produce successful results. Learn these sought-after skills in eSpelman's Diverse Leadership Certificate.

Leading Self, Leading Others

Are you ready to cultivate the best in you and inspire greatness in others? If so, eSpelman's Leading Self, Leading Others Certificate was made for you!

Project Management

Interested in building or enhancing your career as a project manager? eSpelman's Project Management Certificate will sharpen your knowledge and competence, and let you rise above the rest!

Current Term: Term One

Jan. 22 - Mar. 22, 2024

All of the eSpelman Certificates and courses are designed by Spelman College faculty members.

eSpelman offers working adults the opportunity to learn in an environment that was  designed for diverse learners. Each certificate program is designed to teach skills and educate students through a perspective that incorporates the "Spelman Magic" – a first-rate, high-touch education with an approach that acknowledges conversations around race, class, gender and social justice as foundational, regardless of the course subject matter. 

Online Certificates in Development: Business Communications.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of tuition for eSpelman programs?

eSpelman Certificate programs are priced so that participants can take advantage of the bundled course offerings. Please check each of the certificate programs for tuition prices.

Who can take eSpelman courses?

eSpelman courses are open to ALL - all genders, races, professions, backgrounds, etc. Most certificates only require a high school diploma or GED equivalent, but check the specific program for requirements. eSpelman was made for YOU!

What will it be like to be an eSpelman online student?

  • eSpelman courses are offered in a flexible asynchronous structure that allow students to complete coursework on their schedule, independent of their classmates, while staying engaged with their faculty and peers.

  • Coursework will include various activities such as watching lectures, reflecting on readings, engaging with classmates through faculty-mediated discussion boards, performing case study analysis, solving workplace problems, taking quizzes, etc.

  • Faculty will interact with students through the online platform and be available to answer questions and engage with and serve as a resource to students.

What type of support services will be available to eSpelman students?

Students completing a certificate program at Spelman college will have access to advising and academic coaching services, technology and 24/7 help desk support, and engaging co-curricular activities designed for the working adult learner.

Why is Spelman College pursuing online education options?

Since 1881, Spelman College has established itself as the global leader in the education of women of African descent and an incubator and creator of leaders and change makers. As we move forward into an increasingly global and interconnected world, Spelman College recognizes that key to its mission is expanding access to its world class education. eSpelman, Spelman’s online enterprise, extends the opportunity of Spelman College beyond the campus gates by delivering first-in class programming that is designed to fit the busy lifestyle and schedule of the 21st century student.

How long are eSpelman programs?

eSpelman offers four eight-week terms each year. Please check each of the certificate programs for course structure and program duration.

Does eSpelman offer payment plans and financial aid?

There are no payments plans or financial aid available for eSpelman certificate programs.

Can I receive a refund if I pay tuition and choose not to take the course?

Yes, refund requests are accepted on or before the add/drop deadline for each term. Submit your refund request.

Who can I reach out to if I have questions?

You can email us or call us at 404-270-3775 or 404-270-4026

eSpelman + Guild

We are excited to offer eSpelman certificates through Guild Education, which partners with leading U.S. employers to offer education and upskilling as an employee benefit. Check out our informational page to learn more about the application process and purchasing books.

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