The Business Schools undergraduate certificates are primarily intended for students currently pursuing a degree in any undergraduate discipline that want to expand their business knowledge to give themselves a leg up when they enter the work force. However, they can also be taken by students with only a high school diploma.
Students can pursue one of our undergraduate certificates, even if they are not CU Denver students. Credit earned as a part of the certificate DOES count towards your undergraduate degree, should you choose to pursue a degree here.
The Business School awards a Certificate (of completion) in Commodities to students completing three finance and commodities courses. Students completing the certificate will have an improved understanding of the complex commodities market. Topics covered include regulation, trading, financial fundamentals, investing, risk management and ethics. Please contact the Commodities Center for more information.
General Business Certificate
The general business certificate is offered at CU South Denver for students or business
professionals who want to get a head start on their academic career
without the commitment of a full program. Students who have not taken
the GMAT may begin coursework at the South Denver location. Learn More.
Launchpad Entrepreneurship Certificate
This certificate can be earned in either downtown Denver at the Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship or CU South Denver.
The Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship is offering an affordable program in one of the fastest growing business segments in the country—Innovation and Entrepreneurship. All courses are taught by faculty from the Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship at CU Denver. You will find many opportunities including scholarships, mentoring, and networking. You will gain skills that prepare you to start a successful business or become an entrepreneurial asset to an existing company.
- Experiential opportunities
- Condensed 8-Week courses
- Two convenient Denver locations
- Cost effective – Scholarships available
- No GPA requirements or prerequisites
For more details about Launchpad courses and registration, visit the Launchpad Certificate page.
Risk Management and Insurance Certificate
Broaden your knowledge of Risk Management and Insurance (RMI) by completing a one-year Certificate in RMI Studies from the University of Colorado Denver. By completing three semester-long RMI courses, all available online, and meeting prior finance course requirements, you will be on your way to enhancing your personal knowledge and providing your employer with RMI awareness and professional skills. See the Risk Management and Insurance Certificate page for more information.
The Business Schools graduate certificates are primarily intended to give individuals with an undergraduate degree in any discipline access to business courses that can help them succeed in their current job or even help them launch their own company.
Students can pursue one of our graduate certificates, even if they are not CU Denver students, without taking the GMAT. Credit earned as a part of the certificate DOES count towards your graduate business degree, should you choose to pursue a degree here.
Bioinnovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate
The Certificate in Bioinnovation and Entrepreneurship is one-of-a-kind, and is geared to helping bioentrepreneurs achieve commercial success. Students have opportunities to participate in a number of Jake Jabs Center programs; including the annual business plan competition, internships in area businesses, speaker programs with local entrepreneurs, and connection with new ventures. Visit the Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship to learn more about our entrepreneurship programs.
Business Fundamentals Certificate
The business certificate consists of three courses designed
especially for recent college graduates with a bachelors
degree in an area other than business. Emphasis is placed on
developing the knowledge and skills that provide a practical
Many hiring managers are looking for employees with business
skills which may not be acquired in other highly specialized
areas of study. The business fundamentals certificate give you
business knowledge and skills that employers want.
When you are enrolled, you have access to Business School
- career coaching
- job opportunities
- paid internships
- job search boot camps
- career fairs
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Business Fundamentals Certificate
Business School awards a Certificate (of completion) in Commodities to
students completing four finance and commodities courses. Students
completing the certificate will have an improved understanding of the
complex commodities market. Topics covered include regulation, trading,
financial fundamentals, investing, risk management and ethics. Please
contact the Commodities Center for more information.
A Certificate in Entrepreneurship gives students the ability to marshal resources to seize new business opportunities which have uncertain outcomes. The post-bachelors certificate introduces students to fundamental entrepreneurial concepts plus provides the flexibility to allow them to explore specialized areas of interest including cutting-edge social entrepreneurship, new venture design, finance structuring, legal issues, leadership, marketing and personal branding, new product development and business plan creation. Visit the Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship to learn more about our entrepreneurship programs.
The Managing for Sustainability Certificate is designed for business professionals seeking a deeper understanding of sustainability and/or the technical knowledge to lead sustainability initiatives in their companies. To earn a Managing for Sustainability Certificate, students complete four semester-long graduate Business School courses. Two of the courses provide a foundation in sustainable business practices then, students select their remaining two certificate classes covering such specialized areas as finance, marketing, accounting, and social entrepreneurship. See the Managing for Sustainability Certificate page for more information.
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The Business School’s post-graduate certificates are primarily intended for professionals in the community with a master’s degree, in any business discipline, from an AACSB accredited institution. These certificates are offered in a variety of specialized business areas from Business Analytics to Information Systems. The courses are designed to allow individuals that are already in the business community to bring their skills up to date - or to explore a new area of business that interests them.
Students are required to complete four graduate courses in order to receive a post-graduate certificate. Students can pursue one of our post-graduate certificates, even if they are not CU Denver students. Credit earned as a part of the certificate DOES count towards a second graduate business degree, should you choose to expand your knowledge further with one of our complete MS or MBA degrees.
We currently offer post-graduate certificates in:
- Bioinnovation and Entrepreneurship
- Business Intelligence
- Business Strategy
- Change Management
- Digital Health Entrepreneurship
- Enterprise Risk Management
- Enterprise Technology Management
- Health Information Technology
- Human Resources Management
- Information Systems
- International Business
- Managing for Sustainability
- Risk Management and Insurance
- Sports and Entertainment Management
- Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- Web and Mobile Computing
Some of the post-graduate certificates require prior knowledge in the area being studied, Please contact an advisor for specific courses and requirements for the post-graduate certificates.