Benefits of Taking FNU’s Graduate Certificate Programs

Jump in on the upcoming high-demand job fields with one of our short graduate-level certificate programs at Florida National University. A Grad-Cert can fast-track you through some of today’s growing industries. Choose from online class options or direct contact with top professors on our centrally-located campus in Miami.

FNU offers six fully accredited post-grad certifications in:

  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • General Management
  • Health Services Administration
  • Marketing
  • Public Management and Leadership

Power Career Fields

As per the 2018 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report, 11 of the 20 highest paying positions are currently in the medical field. The Bureau of Labor also foresees that healthcare will be one of the fastest growing fields between 2016-2026.

Benefits of Taking FNU’s Graduate Certificate Programs

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Highest Paying Occupations table agrees! They list healthcare as #1 on their list of growing fields, marketing at #6 and finance at #7 for 2018. In fact, many authoritative publications echo the inevitable fact that as discoveries and technology advance by leaps and bounds, there will be a high demand on the workforce to care for people in the healthcare sector.

Florida, in particular, is a known paradise for snowbirds and retirees, spurring the continuous growth of the medical profession. This overall demand opens the plains of the sunny state for administrators in the medical field.

Manpower’s latest Talent Shortage Survey from 2016/2017 highlights the finance sector as an area that employers find lacking in available applicants.

The most versatile FNU graduate-level certificates -Public Management and Leadership and General Management- can cross the borders of all of the above-mentioned booming industries and into most other career sectors, as well.

Public Management is defined as the implementation of government policies, whereas General Management is the directing of a company or organization. Broad in definition, these positions usually require much experience, time, dedication and, of course, studies to get to the top.

In the private sector, titles include Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Operating Manager, General Manager, VP, and more.

In the public sector, positions are extremely wide: Foreign Service (embassies), administration in all government levels from a district, county, state and federal, analysts, school directors and education department administration, etc.

Shortcut to Employability

With as little as 12 credits (four classes), any one of our graduate-level certificates is a shortcut to increase your employability and skills in your field.

At FNU it can take just 4 short months of classes to get that academic backing for the new knowledge you have gained. Today’s job market is competitive – so feed that desire to stay ahead in your field!

Pave the Way For Your Master’s Degree

Thinking in the long term, the certificates can help set a base towards a Masters because some of the certificate-level classes are applicable towards a fully-accredited Masters degree.

If you’re not sure if you can commit to a full-on post-grad program, a certificate course is a great way to test the grounds. And the beauty of it is that if you chose to continue, you have already knocked out a few of the required classes for the Masters. Class credits don’t expire for another five years if you want to transfer them towards your Masters.

Just one concrete example: the Health Care Finance class required for our GradCert is also a requirement for our Health Services Administration Master’s degree.

If in doubt about your career path, take a few minutes out to take a fun,

Financing studies should not be the roadblock on your way to success. With over 30 years in academia locally in Miami, FNU offers unique tuition incentives and

No GRE/GMAT required

Neither GRE nor GMAT scores are part of the G-Cert program application.

Once you open an account, the program will guide you through the easy to fill-in online application and requirements here.

Note that we are happy to help you with the application process and answer any questions.

University at Your Convenience

Too busy? Take the classes via teleconference, or online at your pace from the convenience of your home computer. The FNU distance learning classes reflect exactly what is taught in our on-campus class.

To accommodate students’ schedules, we not only offer day classes starting at 8am, but some are also offered on evenings and Saturdays.

FNU campuses are conveniently located in Hialeah and South Miami.

Hialeah campus
4425 W. Jose Regueiro (20th) Ave.

Hialeah, FL 33012

(305) 821-3333

Miami South Campus

11865 Southwest 26th Street, Suite H-3

Miami, FL 33175

(305) 226-9999


Benefits of Taking FNU’s Graduate Certificate Programs

Let’s not forget that meeting new people opens new possibilities. Continuing your studies can network you with professors and peers in your field. Our diverse alumni work mostly in healthcare services, operations, administration and business. Connect with us on our LinkedIn page.

There’s nothing more satisfying than hearing it from FNU students themselves. Read what some of our motivated grads have written themselves or told us about their personal success stories here.


Benefits of Taking FNU’s Graduate Certificate Programs

Job Placement Follow-Up

Your success is our success. As an FNU grad, career placement specialists will work to help you grow. Additionally, they are available twice a week during evening hours for those of you who work during the day.

Regional Accreditation

FNU is regionally accredited. Some of the prestigious accreditation organizations include the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Colleges and Universities of the Carnegie Foundation, Commission for Independent Education, Veterans Training by the State of Florida and more. Click here to see the full list of accreditations and licenses.

If you have any interest or questions, feel free to send a message here.

If you’re set and want to check out the application process, start with our guided application form.