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An online certificate is a great way for students to enhance their education. Every year, thousands of students choose to pursue this type of program, which may be available in a range of different fields.

So just what is an online certificate? This type of program allows students to obtain qualifications in a certain area without spending the amount of time required for a traditional degree. Certificates can often be completed in a few months and offer the chance to learn new skills or build understanding. An online certificate can help students learn whenever they have free time by offering coursework, reading assignments, and other educational materials over the Internet. This makes it an excellent choice for those who wish to study outside of a physical classroom.

A range of benefits are available to those who wish to pursue an online certificate. Many of these programs can teach valuable soft skills such as organization and critical thinking. Additionally, some certificate programs allow students to gain important technical skills or enhance their understanding of their field.

An online certificate may involve a number of associated costs, such as tuition, fees, or course materials. Since expenses will vary by institution and subject, potential students should be sure to do their research carefully.

An online certificate can allow students to pursue a variety of career paths. Many employers prefer candidates with educational credentials, and a certificate can provide an edge to those who are seeking competitive positions. Additionally, an online certificate can provide an excellent foundation for further study, should a student choose to continue his or her education. This type of program is a great way to further both professional and academic goals.

If you think you'd like to earn an online certificate, there are numerous programs available. To get started, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

Register now for the next course start on September 2013. Are you familiar with tools and techniques for improving the operations of an MFI? ... [+]

Course - Certified Expert in Microfinance

In March 2014, the Frankfurt School‘s most successful e-learning course “Certified Expert in Microfinance”will start once again. The online course, which is based on Frankfurt School’s broad experience in practical project work and theoretical business school education programs, is tailored to the needs of microfinance practitioners and loan officers, as well as all who are active or interested in Microfinance.

Frankfurt School delivers applicable content that will help to achieve personal career objectives and make an impact on the bottom line of participants’ institutions. The6-month part-time certification course matches individual schedules. It is up to the participant when and where to study. This allows balancing a busy workload and family obligations with an intellectually stimulating programme.... [-]

Germany Frankfurt
September 2019
Part-time
6 months
Online
Adelphi University

Adelphi University has built a high-quality, academically rigorous online English to Spanish Translation Studies Certificate program to provide bilingual individuals with ... [+]

Hone your bilingual skills and graduate prepared to take advantage of career opportunities in a rapidly expanding field.

Adelphi University has built a high-quality, academically rigorous online English to Spanish Translation Studies Certificate program to provide bilingual individuals with an opportunity to quickly and conveniently develop skills that are in high demand.

The program is open to the public. You do not have to be an Adelphi student to enroll in courses and can reside anywhere in the world. The fully online, instructor-led noncredit English/Spanish Certificate prepares graduates to take the American Translators Association (ATA) certification exam—and can be completed in six to eight months.... [-]

USA Garden City
September 2019
Part-time
Campus
Online
University of Essex Online

Discover the fascinating world of psychology in our online certificate programme. Over a series of modules created by industry experts, you’ll develop an awareness of the ... [+]

Overview

Our 100% online and part-time CertHE Psychology course introduces students to both subject-specific knowledge and transferable skills. It can be achieved as a stand-alone qualification or used as the first step towards our full BSc (Hons) Psychology degree.

This course introduces the scientific understanding of the mind, brain, behaviour and experience. You’ll also be presented with different perspectives, promoting an appreciation of the real-life applications of psychology. Emphasis will also be placed on the role of empirical evidence in the development and critique of psychological theory, and how this influences the future of research in the discipline.

After this CertHE course, you’ll have an appreciation of the scientific and theoretical underpinnings of psychology including its historical origins, progression and limitations. You’ll also develop an awareness of the variability and diversity of psychological functioning and its significance. Finally, CertHE students will also be able to recognise a range of influences on psychological functioning and how these are conceptualised across three core discipline areas (social psychology, cognitive psychology, and personality and intelligence).... [-]

United Kingdom Colchester UK Online
February 2020
Part-time
16 months
Online
MIT Professional Education Online

Machine learning is having profound effects in many different industries, from financial services to retail to advertising. It is fast becoming a fundamental tool for mak ... [+]

Overview

Machine learning is having profound effects in many different industries, from financial services to retail to advertising. It is fast becoming a fundamental tool for making better decisions in business—decisions driven by data, not gut feelings or guesswork.

Today, every business has access to reams of data, whether it’s operational data, customer data, third party data, or supplier data. The question for decision makers becomes: How can I use this data to make informed predictions, take action, and evaluate the outcomes for future decision making?

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is at the forefront of research and practice for this emerging field within data science. Professor Devavrat Shah, who leads the Department of Statistics and Data Science at MIT, takes learners on a deep dive into what’s possible with machine learning.... [-]

USA Cambridge
May 2019
2 months
Online
Emerson College

Our certificate program is designed for working professionals who are eager to gain critical, in-demand data analytics skills. Upon completion of the certificate, student ... [+]

Program Description

Do you have experience or background in data analytics? Combine your existing knowledge with our online Data Analytics Graduate Certificate to strengthen your skill set and advance your career.

Throughout the course of study, develop the data analytics skills you need to compete in today’s insight-driven market:

Develop consumer personas and segments that provide the framework to deploy targeted and personalized marketing treatments Build predictive models that forecast individual consumer behaviors and enable proactive marketing communications Use the web and social media analytic tools to evaluate online interactions and identify new opportunities to generate consumer leads and build even stronger customer relationships Incorporate best practice digital campaign testing and measurement approaches that accurately assess the ROI of marketing investments ... [-]
USA Boston
September 2019
12 months
Online
Velawoods English

Velawoods English is the perfect way to get you ready for exams like IELTS & TOEFL as it is the only online English course specifically designed for self-study using ... [+]

Velawoods English is the perfect way to get you ready for exams like IELTS & TOEFL as it is the only online English course specifically designed for self-study using the same complete learning programme linked to international English Language qualifications. It covers all the language skills: Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing, Grammar & Vocabulary and the syllabus is aligned to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

This course is ideal if you know no or little English 39 engaging Lessons 100s of interactive practice activities Unlimited speaking practice The course tests are linked to internationally recognized qualifications Certificate of Completion at the end of each course In-course virtual teacher to explain key language points Next generation e-learning compatible with Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS Suitable for learners of all ages especially adult learners 12 months full access ... [-]
United Kingdom London
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
80 - 100 hours
Online
DPG PLC

The programme gives you everything you need to be a modern HR manager. By the end of your programme, you'll have gained up-to-date industry knowledge, an have an industry ... [+]

Please note that this is an English language course, and requires a good level of written and spoken English.

This qualification builds on your existing HR expertise and knowledge and is suitable for you if:

you want to develop your career in HR management with a professional qualification you need to understand the role of HR in the wider organizational context you have a CIPD Level 3 Foundation qualification and want to develop your professional HR knowledge

The CIPD Level 5 Certificate in HR management is 100% online. You work at your own pace, so you can easily fit studying around other commitments. If you want to get qualified as soon as possible, you can also complete the programme in as little as 4 months!... [-]

United Kingdom Manchester London
August 2019
Part-time
4 - 24 months
Online
Fraunhofer Academy

Starting every year in spring and fall, the University of Freiburg in cooperation with Fraunhofer offers a series of training modules in the field of Solar Energy Enginee ... [+]

Starting every year in March and October, the University of Freiburg in cooperation with Fraunhofer offers a series of training modules in the field of Solar Energy Engineering with a focus on photovoltaic technology. The certificate program will be offered in the winter and summer term. Upon successful completion of a module, participants will receive a certificate of attendance granted by the University of Freiburg. The continuing education modules are offered in a blended learning format: a combination of self-learning phases, regular online meetings and attendance phases (campus phases) in Freiburg. During the campus phases, students have the opportunity to network with faculty and fellow students, take exams and put their knowledge into practice in the labs of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE.... [-]

Germany Freiburg Munich
October 2019
Full-time
Part-time
6 - 12 months
Online
California Southern University

More and more business organizations—of all sizes and across all business sectors—are adopting a project-oriented model. Given this trend, CalSouthern’s project managemen ... [+]

You are not required to submit a TOEFL exam result in order to apply and be admitted into the University.

Overview

Develop Expertise in a Growing Business Trend With CalSouthern’s Project Management Certificate

It’s a fact: More and more business organizations—of all sizes and across all business sectors—are adopting a project-oriented model. Given this trend, CalSouthern’s project management online certificate represents a terrific educational opportunity, whether you’re looking for continuing education to keep up with the latest best practices in project management, or a business executive looking for a foundational understanding of this important operational strategy.... [-]

USA Costa Mesa
Open Enrollment
Full-time
1 year
Online
Wharton Executive Education Online

You have an idea. You’re passionate about it. You want to tell the whole world about it. It needs to get out there. But how do you get from here to there? That's where th ... [+]

Overview

You have an idea. You’re passionate about it. You want to tell the whole world about it. It needs to get out there. But how do you get from here to there? That's where the Wharton Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program comes in.

Coming up with the idea was the easy part. Now you need the tools to build a team, choose the right legal structure, generate demand, and finance growth. Leveraging Wharton’s strength in data-driven outcomes, we deliver proven techniques for scaling your business.

Does passion matter? Sure, it can pull you through some late nights and big disappointments. But being successful in venture creation means owning a mix of skills that increase the likelihood of success. It’s more than passion. Our faculty brings cross-disciplinary backgrounds to this program, pulling from social psychology, organizational behavior, information technology, finance, and marketing.... [-]

USA San Francisco
June 2019
3 months
Online
Universidad Cenfotec

This program in Data Analytics / Big Data Certificate offered by Universidad Cenfotec in partnership with XTOL Corp. is an immersive online program that will teach you ho ... [+]

Online courses, with expert mentors.

Our courses are totally online, but they are not like the online courses you have seen. You will not be watching boring videos and taking tests; You will learn by doing, with the help of expert mentors who are always available to provide meaningful advice and feedback on your work.

The Data Analytics / Big Data Certificate program is designed by universities: Carnegie Mellon, Northwsetern and Yale.

The program is designed for people who focus on making decisions based on data. The student will learn how to analyze structured and unstructured data, interpret those results to extract value, communicate them to decision makers and other non-technical audiences.... [-]

Costa Rica San José
October 2019
Part-time
1 - 10 months
Online
CESTE Business School

The online Financial Advising programme allows you to acquire the necessary understanding that will make you a professional qualified to properly advise on current financ ... [+]

A course accredited by the EFPA (European Financial Planning Association) to prepare for the EIP (European Investment Practitioner) certification exam. With this, you will be able to prove your worth and professionally yield high-level results in the field of banking and consulting which grows mostly in developed countries. The program is offered in an online format.

Credits: 6 ECTS Duration: 24 Weeks Methodology: Online with interactive content, virtual classes, and recorded video conferences.

The online Financial Advising program allows you to acquire the necessary understanding that will make you a professional qualified to properly advise on current financial products in compliance with current regulations. This includes, but is not limited to, topics such as:... [-]

Spain Zaragoza
Open Enrollment
Part-time
6 months
Online
Columbia Business School Executive Education Online

Value Investing (Online): Making Intelligent Investment Decisions is a two-month online program that teaches one of the most successful investment strategies ever develop ... [+]

OVERVIEW

Value Investing (Online): Making Intelligent Investment Decisions is a two-month online program that teaches one of the most successful investment strategies ever developed. Legendary investors like Warren Buffett and Mario Gabelli have been guided by the Value Investing principles during their entire careers. It’s an investment approach that helps investors identify, research, and buy securities priced well below their true market value.

This program is designed to give you a strong foundation in the value investing process. We’ll give you tools and strategies to collect and analyze information as well as an integrated framework that teaches you how to identify opportunities for investment that others may miss.... [-]

USA New York
June 2019
2 months
Online
UC Berkeley Executive Education Online

Every organization regardless of its industry and offering is now an information company. From relationships with external partners and customers to internal operations, ... [+]

Overview

Every organization regardless of its industry and offering is now an information company. From relationships with external partners and customers to internal operations, digital technologies have changed how information is transmitted and processed. Consequently, every job function within every firm and industry is vulnerable to some manner of digital disruption.

Data and technology are at the core of digital transformation, but these factors alone are not sufficient to make the leap towards staying relevant. It’s also about people and their capabilities. There’s no question that competing in a digitally-centric world requires different skill sets. As a leader, you need to find the right balance of skills to maintain your core business operations while also innovating for the future. This includes future-proofing your own skills as a leader in the digital age.... [-]

USA Berkeley
May 2019
2 months
Online
Kelowna College of Professional Counselling

Specialization-- the next step in broadening your clinical practice. The Certificate in Applied Counselling Studies is designed for counsellors and therapists who wish to ... [+]

Instruction in English only

Specialization-- the next step in broadening your clinical practice.

What our students have to say

Join our global student community… study online, anywhere in the world. Enhance your career as a mental health professional. Continuous enrollment. Accelerated programs. Earn a specialized Certificate in just 7 months. Culturally diverse, evidence-based curriculum. Accredited, affordable, and approved for professional designation.

The Certificate in Applied Counselling Studies is designed for counsellors and therapists who wish to expand their areas of clinical practice and open up career opportunities in private practice and mental health agencies. The specialized curriculum provides practical knowledge and skill training, applicable to all types of counselling settings. Practitioners can choose from a broad assortment of courses.... [-]

Canada Kelowna
Open Enrollment
Full-time
7 months
Online