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DePaul Business Certificates Help Take Degrees Further

DePaul University’s Management Development Center (MDC) is introducing three new graduate-level business certificate programs for executives, business leaders, functional managers and growth-minded employees who would like to make a career change or brush off and improve skills.

According to a post on the Kellstadt School of Business website, “business certificate programs have been gaining in popularity in recent years and for good reason.” While MBA degrees provide intensive general business education, business certificate programs offer education that targets a single skill or proficiency.

“We offer programs year-round for anyone who is looking to update their resume, enhance their skill set or, for people who want to put their toe in the water, see if they would like to continue on to get their MBA degree,” says Gayle Landuyt, lecturer and MDC program director.

DePaul’s business certificate programs generally consist of short, concentrated classes offered over the course of several weeks. They are taught by professors and accomplished industry professionals at DePaul’s Loop Campus in the evening—perfect for people who work during the day.

“These programs are an effective way for students to enrich their skill set, promote career growth, and network with industry experts, fellow classmates and professors,” says Landuyt. “What’s attractive about some of the certificate programs is that they often serve as a primer for an industry exam or an MBA program.”

DePaul offers variety of certificate programs year round, with the addition of the following three new business-related certificate programs in the first half of 2015:

More certificate programs will be added throughout the year, so be sure to check out DePaul’s Continuing and Professional Education website for the latest information.

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