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Certificate Programs in Business

A certificate program can help you increase your business knowledge and upgrade your skills, and can be a great asset in the job market. In fact, if your goal is to focus on a particular area of study like Internet marketing or a specific skill set such as tax preparation, a certificate program is a good option to consider.

A certificate program is a program of study that doesn't usually require general education or liberal arts courses like a bachelor's degree program would so you can generally complete it much faster than a degree.

Certificate programs can vary in length from a few weeks and a few courses to a couple years and a whole battery of courses to take. It all depends on the subject to be addressed, the skills to learn, the school, and the program itself.

However, since a certificate is not generally recognized by academic institutions as a transferable qualification, it usually will not help you obtain a degree later on. The advantages of a certificate lie in the knowledge and skills you will learn as well as its benefits in the job market.