Butler University Launches Online Certificate for Aspiring Business Leaders

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Butler University is now offering an online certificate in Business Essentials for professionals who want to make an immediate impact on their careers. This four-course program provides a comprehensive overview and a hands-on perspective of the core elements of business and can be completed in 32 weeks entirely online.

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Indianapolis—Butler University is now offering an online certificate in Business Essentials for professionals who want to make an immediate impact on their careers. This four-course program provides a comprehensive overview and a hands-on perspective of the core elements of business and can be completed in 32 weeks entirely online. Applications are now being accepted and classes begin in January 2014.

The Business Essentials certificate is open to adult learners in any field or industry who want to develop their ability to make effective business decisions and use those skills to move up professionally. The certificate offers non-credit baring coursework on the core elements of business (finance, accounting, marketing, and organizational behavior and leadership) and how they interact; the design and implementation of effective strategies; and how organizations successfully respond to today’s environment of constant change.

The program’s focus on applied learning allows for students to start using their new abilities at work immediately. Graduates of the program will gain confidence in their decision making, feel empowered to take on more responsibility, will be able to think more strategically and cross-functionally, and will become more attractive candidates on the job market. They may also use what they learn as a foundation for an MBA in the future.

The Business Essentials certificate is offered through Butler Corporate and Executive Education at the College of Business. Whether students use the program as a foundation for more education or as career boost, they will gain valuable expertise they can use now and throughout their working lives.

To learn more about the Business Essentials online certificate at Butler, go to online.butler.edu or call (855) 792-1044 to speak to a representative.

About Butler University:
Butler is a nationally recognized comprehensive university encompassing six colleges: Arts, Business, Communication, Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Together, these colleges offer more than 60 undergraduate majors, eight pre-professional majors, one first professional, and 19 master’s degrees. Around 4,700 students are enrolled at Butler, representing 45 states and 49 countries. Ninety-five percent of Butler students will have participated in some form of internship, student teaching, clinical rotation, research, or service learning by the time they graduate. This community-centered immersion is coupled with classroom learning that nurtures critical thinking, effective communication, cooperative teamwork, and ethical decision making to prepare students for both professional success and to have lasting impact in their communities. Butler’s overall placement rate for the class of 2012 was 94 percent, including 19 percent who went on to graduate or professional school.

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