Graduate Certificate in Financial and Economic Environment of Business

Graduate Certificate in Financial and Economic Environment of Business

4 months – USD 2,250 Total Cost

Graduate Certificate in Financial and Economic Environment of Business

Graduate Certificate in Financial and Economic Environment of Business

4 months – USD 2,250 Total Cost

Knowledge in the operational and financial areas of a business is essential for professionals in an organization. Learn how to integrate economic principles, business concepts, social responsibility and ethics applied to the workplace.

The program consists of three courses (9 total credits) covering the general business environment, managerial economics and managerial finance. This Graduate Certificate will provide you with the tools to fully apply fundamental economic and financial principles to formulate and execute strategies efficiently with ethical business practices. This program is a solid foundation for those who have had little or no formal instruction in business.

The program is designed for those executives seeking a Graduate Certificate degree from an American university without enrolling in a full-time program or attending classes. Saint Kolbe University students can complete this 9-credit, 3-course online program in four months.

Program Objectives

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Financial and Economic Environment of Business will enable graduates to:
• Analyze work environments with an entrepreneurial mindset and ethical business practices.
• Apply management theories and concepts to solve business problems
• Create business reports and executive summaries
• Collaborate and communicate effectively in the business world

The Graduate Certificate in Financial and Economic Environment of Business consists of three courses

BU 501- The Business Environment (3 credits)

In this course, students develop a plan for a new business, from ideation through launch. During the planning process, students will conceptualize key functional areas of a business, including sales, marketing, finance and accounting, customer service, human resources, research and development, production, and distribution.

BU 502 – Managerial Economics (3 credits)

Every business is impacted by external economic forces. Understanding the key concepts of is essential to making good business decisions. Concepts covered in this course include supply and demand, elasticity, taxation, markets, currency, trade, and competition.

BU 503 – Principles of Managerial Finance (3 credits)

Reviews the role of finance in business. Students will learn the key concepts of financial management, including: the relationship between accounting and financial functions, financial analysis, value assessment, and the use of financial data to make business decisions.

A graduate degree is an investment in your future, and we understand that covering tuition and other education-related costs can be a real challenge. Saint Kolbe University provides access to quality education at an affordable cost, in forms and languages that meet the needs of students around the world.

The simplicity of fixed monthly payments

Services are actively evolving; it’s time for education to evolve as well. That’s why we offer a very simple payment plan for our students. You would pay a fixed monthly fee of $562.5 for the 3 courses per term. It’s that simple.

Tuition Guarantee

Part of our commitment is to give you peace of mind. Once you start your program, your tuition and other fees are locked in and fixed for the duration of your program.
This way you won’t be surprised by unexpected increases or changes that could jeopardize your completion.

Difficult Times Policy

We understand life circumstances. If you are enrolled in a program and face a major life hardship, such as a job loss or health-related situation, you may suspend your learning program for a short period of time. We will allow you to stop payments, giving you time to recover. Remember, the maximum time to complete a degree is 150% of the agreed completion time.

Debt Free Graduates

We want you to have a successful graduation, without future school debts. With our low tuition and monthly payments, we allow students to pay as they go, avoiding a large burden at the end of their programs. This approach also allows for a very simple application process, without the numerous forms and documentation needed to apply for loans and government programs. This simplicity also allows us to reduce administrative costs and pass those savings directly to you.


Generally, our students are able to pay the monthly tuition with a combination of earned income, family contributions and savings.
Saint Kolbe University is fully committed to your success. In the event that you are fully qualified for our programs and can demonstrate that you have an affordability challenge where you are unable to cover the full monthly payment, you may qualify for one of our scholarships. Click here for more information if that is your case.

Fees and Tuition by Program

Program Graduate Certificate
Application Fee $ 100
Tuition per Credit $ 250
Credits 9
Courses 3
Total Tuition $ 2,250
Graduation Fee
$ 150
Estimated Program Cost
$ 2,500

*All amounts are in U.S. dollars.

Tuition and fees are subject to change prior to admission, but your cost is locked in for the duration of your program at the time of admission.

Books and other materials

Estimate program cost does not include books and materials which may cost between $300 to $500, depending on the program. Students are responsible for purchasing their books prior to each course. We will provide links to where you can purchase them, but you are not obligated to get them there. You can buy or rent your books anywhere; most books are available in electronic format, in Spanish and English, and you can also rent or purchase used books, to help reduce expenses.

Stackable Certificates

A great benefit of Saint Kolbe University’s programs is the design of the cumulative certificates to earn a Master’s degree. This means that for every 3 courses you complete in the regular pathway you can earn a Graduate Certificate to accelerate your career even faster.

Paper Diplomas and Certificates

We live in a digital world, so all of our diplomas and certificates are issued digitally, signed by our President and with a unique serial number that links the diploma or certificate to your academic achievements. Many students may choose to print and frame the certificate; however, if you prefer to receive a paper copy diploma or certificate issued by the institution, there is an additional certificate delivery fee of $150 to cover the cost of printing and mailing.

All costs are in U.S. dollars.

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