Graduate Certificate Overview

Whether you’re interested in a pay raise, added job security, developing specialized skills, or you want to try graduate school without making a full-time commitment, a graduate certificate is a quick return on investment. 

The Ivy College of Business currently has six graduate certificate programs, including:

Most certificates require 12 credits (digital marketplace analytics is 15 credits) – with approval of the director of graduate education (DOGE), all 12 or 15 credits may apply towards a future Ivy graduate program. Certificates may be earned before, after, or concurrently with a master’s or doctoral degree. Credit from a previously earned master’s or doctoral degree from Iowa State University cannot be applied toward a future Ivy certificate.  

Build your expertise without the time commitment of a master’s degree. Join one of our graduate certificate programs today!

Graduate Student and Career Services

Charles B. Handy Graduate Programs Office
1420 Gerdin Business Building
Ivy College of Business
2167 Union Drive
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa 50011-2027

Monday–Thursday: 7:00 am–10:30 pm
Friday: 7:00 am–7:30 pm
Saturday: 7:00 am–4:30 pm
Sunday 11:00 am–10:30 pm

Upcoming Events for Graduate Students


Tony Cookson

March 22, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Business Model Canvas Workshop

March 22, 3:05 pm - 5:00 pm

Master of Business Analytics

Ivy Graduate Programs Information Session

March 23, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm