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Villanova University offers a wide variety of 100% online professional education certificate programs for high achieving learners balancing educational and professional aspirations with life’s commitments. Whether you’re looking for a career change or career advancement, we provide the flexible online education to help you get ahead in today’s increasingly competitive global market.
View all of Villanova’s programs – online, on campus and hybrid – by visiting our Program Explorer.
To meet the needs of professionals desiring to build expertise and gain immediately applicable skills in a flexible format and short timeframe, Villanova offers a wide range of in-demand programs and courses. Many courses are aligned with professional associations and help you prepare for industry-recognized certifications and credentials that can set you apart from the competition. Instructor-led courses are taught by esteemed faculty experts and, as a student, you will benefit from online coursework supplemented with live class sessions that foster collaboration and networking.
Learn to create quality deliverables faster and more efficiently while preparing for Agile and Scrum certification.Certification Prep
Learn to become an expert in project management while preparing for the PMP® or CAPM® Certification exam.Certification Prep
Learn how to turn data into actionable insights.Certification Available
Learn to increase your organization’s efficiency and performance.Certification Available
Develop analytical and problem-solving skills while preparing for industry-recognized Business Analysis certification.Certification Prep
Learn to maximize operational efficiency.
Learn soft skills to help you be a more effective leader.
Prepare to effectively manage contracts in the private and public sectors.Certification Prep Certification Available
Learn to assess risks and protect critical data from cyber threats.Certification Prep
Learn how to become an effective HR leader from a SHRM Education Partner.Certification Prep
Villanova’s certificate courses meet the evolving skill sets needed by today’s professionals, whether you’re interested in advancing your career or changing professions.
Develop practical finance and accounting knowledge to help make better strategic decisions.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. The Academic Calendar outlines the time you have to complete your certificate course. See specific program information for more details.
Shippable course materials vary depending on the course selected. During the course, all electronic course materials are available for download through our online learning management system. Please ask your enrollment representative for more details.
You can register anytime and begin the program on the first of the month.
Your course may include exams, research papers, discussion boards, projects and other types of assignments where you will demonstrate mastery of the concepts.
No, your certificates are the same as if you took the program in a campus-based setting.
Many of Villanova University’s online certificate programs help individuals prepare for industry certifications, which are awarded by the following associated organizations (see specific programs for additional information):
National Contract Management Association (NCMA®) – CCCM, CFCM, CPCM
Project Management Institute (PMI) – PMP®, CAPM®, PMI-ACP®
International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) – CBAP®, CCBA®
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM®) – SHRM-CPTM, SHRM-SCPTM
Scrum.org – Professional Scrum MasterTM (PSM)
PMP, PMI-ACP and CAPM are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
Most classes start on the first of each month and are offered on a monthly or bi-monthly basis.* Because there is no lengthy application process for these professional development programs, students can usually begin the month immediately following the month they enroll.
*Courses may be canceled from time to time, in which case students will be notified as soon as possible.
The College of Professional Studies at Villanova issues Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for the university’s online certificate programs. The Department of Education defines as “CEUs signify successful completion of non-credit programs and courses intended to improve the knowledge and skills of working adults. The typical CEU represents approximately ten (10) contact hours of experience in a structured continuing education experience (class, seminar, retreat, practicum, self-study, etc.) that is supervised in some way by a qualified continuing education provider.”