Executive Certificate in Business Administration Elevate Your Leadership


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100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer in up to 50% of the certificate total

Do you want to gain new skills and become a better leader in business but don’t want to commit to a full doctorate? Liberty University’s 100% online Executive Certificate in Business Administration allows you to build on your graduate studies and business experience to become the kind of leader you want to be. You can build toward a better career now with Liberty’s Executive Certificate in Business Administration and be well on your way toward a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in the future.

Our executive certificate programs are designed to align with Liberty’s doctoral programs to help you gain advanced expertise while working toward your doctorate. This format allows you to transfer the 21 credit hours from the Executive Certificate in Business Administration into the DBA. With specialized skills beyond the MBA, you can use your business knowledge and management abilities to pursue leadership roles in any industry – all while gaining ground toward a DBA.

Liberty’s Executive Certificate in Business Administration can give you the in-depth management and leadership skills you need to build on your career goals.

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

Liberty University’s online Executive Certificate in Business Administration is the best path forward if you want to gain doctoral-level business expertise but are not prepared to pursue a full DBA program. Through our 100% online executive certificate track, you’ll benefit from advanced training in professional management, human resources, supply chain management, and other important fields of business.

With 21 credit hours in advanced business studies, you will build on your MBA and work experience to earn a certificate credential that can open new doors for your career. With the executive certificate, you can build credit toward a DBA and get a head start on your doctorate.

Each course in your Executive Certificate in Business Administration is 100% online with 8-week courses and no set login times. This flexibility allows you to pursue your degree while maintaining your commitments to your family, career, and community.

Liberty University’s Executive Certificate in Business Administration is designed to bring you closer to the pinnacle of your business education. This program will build on your previous experience with critical topics such as human resource management, strategic research methods, and employee coaching. You will develop many marketable skills that will help you conduct business in any industry, including:

  • Critical thinking, communication, and research skills so you can stay on top of how to connect with your market
  • Logistical and business knowledge that will help you create effective and efficient systems for your industry
  • Management and leadership skills to excel in any administration role
  • Problem solving and critical decision making to handle business challenges

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Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

Executive Certificate Full Time $595/Credit
Executive Certificate Part Time $650/Credit
Military Executive Certificate $300/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $300 per credit hour for Executive Certificate courses
  • Roll credits into the corresponding doctoral degree
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)