Business Certificate Programs

By Brenda on September 7th, 2011



Many employees today are looking for an increased skill set along with the document that proves they can do what their resume says. Business certificate programs are a great option for those people who are looking to upgrade their skills without having to spend a lot of time and money going to college for years on end.

There are probably many different types of business certificates than you know. Let’s take a look at the different varieties.

Finance and Accounting Certificates

You’ve probably heard the saying “money makes the world go around.” That is very true in the world of business. People who know how money works are very valuable in the eyes of any business organization.

Finance certificates teach students about different investment vehicles, strategies, and how you can maximize profitability by using money the right way. Finance certificates will help keep you up to date on the fast moving world of global, national and local commerce and investing.

There are a couple of different types of accounting certificates. One is geared towards those with no prior experience. The other is for people who have an accounting background, but want to update and upgrade their skills. Accounting can be found as a fixture on the most in demand job lists.

Assistant/Receptionist Certificates

Office workers and administrative assistants keep the office and department running smoothly. They plan meetings, write correspondence, answer phones, and schedule activities. They are often the glue that holds things together.

People with little or no experience should consider getting an general office certificate that will teach overall principles and guidelines of organizing an office. They also teach office software and business machines.

Administrative assistant and office manager certificates are for those who may have office experience and want to move up into a higher position. They teach advanced office skills and even cross into project management.

Entrepreneurial Certificates

Many people have the dream of running their own business, but do not know where to start. Entrepreneurial certificates can teach the ins and outs of how to start and maintain your own business. From funding, capital, hiring, managing, and accounting, these certificates teach it all.

E-Commerce Certificates

E-commerce certificates teach the technology and marketing end of e-commerce. They are great for people wanting to start their own internet business or for those wanting to go to the next level.

Management Certificates

Management trends are always changing. People who are better managers are valuable to their organization because they know how to keep their employees happy and productive while meeting the goals of the business. Management certificates will teach you about leadership, organizational and individual communication, and human resources.


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