MBA Certificate Overview

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MBA Certificate Overview

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Earn your MBA Certificate online at a top-ranked Christian university

Messiah University’s online MBA certificates are designed for recent graduates and professionals who want to further their education through gaining and expanding specific skill sets to help them advance their career and opportunities.

Tuition & Aid
How to Apply
Why Messiah?

Program Overview

Further your education through gaining and expanding specific skill sets with Messiah University’s MBA Certificates in Digital Marketing, Healthcare Management, Management and Strategic Leadership. Each 12-credit graduate certificate is designed to be instantly relevant to both your area of study and career.

Program overview
  • 12-credit certificate programs
  • Fully online
  • $735/credit, no-fee tuition
  • Eight-week courses
  • One-year completion
Career options
  • Marketing analytics manager
  • Marketing automation manager
  • Product manager
  • Brand manager
  • Health information manager
  • Health services administrator
  • Program manager
  • Operations manager

Messiah University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education. It is the highest accrediting authority recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for degree-granting colleges and universities located in Pennsylvania, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and several other locations internationally.

In addition, Messiah University’s undergraduate and graduate programs in business are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). 

Choose from one of our four in-demand online MBA Certificates:

Digital Marketing
Healthcare Management
Strategic Leadership

Strategic Leadership – The strategic leadership MBA certificate is designed to help individuals make a significant impact in the organizations they serve by becoming more effective leaders.

Courses (12 credits):

  • Strategic Thinking, Planning and Organizational Change
  • Best Practices in Leadership
  • Leading Leaders
  • Followership, Teamwork and Group Dynamics

MBA Certificate tuition cost

No-fee tuition

Know what you are paying for with Messiah’s no-fee tuition. With our graduate programs, the cost per credit is what you pay – there are no hidden fees for labs, courses, services or technology. We put the true cost of your program upfront so that you can accurately compare and plan for your graduate education.

2022-2023 tuition per graduate credit hour: $735

Graduate certificates are eligible for federal financial aid.

Admission requirements
  • Official transcripts indicating a bachelor’s or master’s degree earned
  • Completed application
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 (< 3.0 will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis)
  • Personal Statement of Purpose: Your 300-500 word statement should describe your preparations for graduate work, your reasons for applying for this particular graduate program at Messiah University and how this graduate program will help you meet your professional and educational goals
  • One recommendation (addressing your professional experience and/or academic performance, excluding relatives)
  • Resume
Next course start dates
How to apply

Before completing an application for any of Messiah University’s graduate and certificate programs, please read our admissions requirements to ensure that you are eligible for enrollment and to receive a helpful checklist of the supporting documentation that you will need to provide to complete your application. Questions regarding the application process may be directed to

New to Messiah University

First-time users will need to create an account to start a new application.


Returning users

Returning users can log in to continue their pre-existing application.


Why choose Messiah University?

The benefits of earning your MBA certificate online at Messiah University are endless.

Flexible. Respected. Affordable.

As part of our continued commitment to excellence as an institution of higher education, Messiah University is:

  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education
  • A member institution of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • Named the #1 Best Business Degree Program for 2017 by Christian Universities Online
  • Recognized as a 2019-2020 national “College of Distinction for Business”
  • A respected member of the Central Pennsylvania community whose graduates are highly sought after for roles across the Commonwealth and beyond

Ready to start your online MBA certificate journey with Messiah University? Start your free application now.

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