Certificate in Business Essentials

Your launchpad into business leadership.

Accelerate your business training and propel your career as a strategic leader. This self-paced, online program equips you with need-to-know business skills that can be immediately applied to your work. At the end of the program, you’ll earn a certificate from Canada’s #1 business school to show employers you’re ready to lead right now.


Enrol anytime and study asynchronously with a cohort for peer-to-peer support.

Certificate in Business Essentials

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Fees: $995
Length: 20 hours of self-paced study
Next Session: July 1, 2024 to
July 31, 2024
  • Location:
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Certificate in Business Essentials

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Grasp the Building
Blocks of Business, Fast

In a competitive corporate and entrepreneurial marketplace, professionals with critical business skills—and the ability to apply them—are the pillars of outstanding leadership. 

Our Certificate in Business Essentials program equips you with those valuable foundational skills and strategies so you can walk into any business challenge with confidence and expertise.

Learn at your own pace and familiarize yourself with all aspects of business, including management, sales, marketing, finance, and accounting. Our modules are designed to quickly equip early-in-career employees and leaders with the business acumen needed to lead effectively today.

Get Training in Marketable Skills

Strategic Management
Communication Skills
Financial Intelligence

4 Reasons to Enrol

Amazing Education for Busy Professionals

This self-paced, 20-hour program gives you the chance to learn at your own pace so you don’t have to pause your career.

Build a Meaningful Network

Connect with and learn from peers across a wide range of sectors, industries and professions.

Learn from the Pros

Train with top-rated Schulich instructors that are consistently ranked among the world’s best.

Earn Higher Pay

Schulich ExecEd students gain the confidence, skills and perspective to attain better roles, launch new ventures, and lead their teams to new heights.

Who Will Benefit

Aspiring Leaders

Individuals with interest in business management and leadership will gain easy-to-implement skills and a certificate from Canada’s top business school.


Managers in roles such as sales, systems, and business analysis will receive the formal business training needed to advance in their career.

Program Overview

  • Analyze and formulate business strategies by learning how to approach them with trends and resources top-of-mind. Understand how to implement strategies and organize a business for success.

  • Achieve revenue and business growth through marketing and sales, and learn the foundations of effective sales management.

  • Gain insight into the value of financial results, how they’re measured, and how to interpret them to evaluate the health of an organization.

  • Summer 2024 Dates Time
    Certificate in Business Essentials 7/1/2024 - 7/31/2024 12:00 am - 12:00 am


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What You Get

After completing the Certificate in Business Essentials, you'll receive an authentic digital badge from the #1 business school in Canada that employers will recognize.

As more and more companies look for candidates with specific skills, this badge on your CV will be a credible assurance of your achievements and expertise, allowing the right roles to find you faster.


Provided upon completing a longer program that may comprise several badges signifying a more extensive skill set.

Custom Programs for Organizations

Use this program as we designed it, or alter it to fit your company’s needs. Either way, we can help you improve your organization's talent pipeline. Get in touch with our custom programs team today.

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