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Gain today's in-demand skills with a Graduate Certificate

Gain today's in-demand skills with a Graduate Certificate

And earn credits toward a Master's degree

Bentley's newest graduate certificates can be attended online, take less than a year to complete, and let you build important expertise in data analytics, technology, innovative management, and more. And all of the certificates get you started on the road to a graduate degree by providing credits that can be applied to a related program. 

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Management and Leadership Certificates

  • Management Skills for First Time Managers
  • Project Management Consulting
  • Inclusive and Responsible Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship and Strategic Leadership
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Analytics and Technology Certificates

  • Foundations of Data Analytics
  • Managing with Analytics
  • Data Science Essentials
  • Cybersecurity Risk Management
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Finance and Accounting Certificates

  • ESG Investment Management
  • Fundamentals of Audit and Risk Assurance
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Browse all Graduate Certificates

Program Benefits

Flexible Curriculum

Complete your certificate in three courses, with two required courses and a third where you get to select and customize your education. View these courses under the description for each certificate.

Stackable to a Master's Degree

Certificate students who complete their program are eligible to waive many requirements for admission to our MBA or Master of Science (MS) programs.

Synchronous, Virtual-Live Classroom

Online education has never been more important than it is today. Each course of your graduate certificate will be held in a live virtual format, where you will meet once or twice per week over Zoom.

Additional Benefits

As a Bentley graduate certificate student, you will also receive tools to help you: 

Perfect Your Pitch

A free three-part video series on LinkedIn Learning from Bentley’s award winning career development office on how to perfect your resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile. 

Stay on Top of Key Trends

Stay in the know with free subscriptions to the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Financial Times.  

Program Admission Details


  • Tuition payments will be collected on an individual course basis. Payments are due at the start of each course
  • Bentley Alumni are eligible to receive a 10% discount
  • Your tuition may be covered by your employer's tuition reimbursement policy. Be sure to check with your company's HR department

Admission Requirements

Below are eligibility requirements but please note a candidate's whole background is considered during the application process:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Preferred two years of work experience    
  • International students encouraged to apply, however students seeking an F1 visa are not eligible to apply for a graduate certificate   
  • Application fees are waived and GMAT/GRE scores are not required

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions for additional information about the graduate certificate program.

Available Programs (Alphabetical)


Cybersecurity Risk Management

Cybersecurity has become a priority for almost every organization as the proliferation of data makes information more vulnerable to online hacks. According to Burning Glass, the number of cybersecurity jobs is expected to grow 30% by 2023 with an average salary of $96,000. 

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Data Science

Data Science Essentials

Data scientists combine analytics and IT to derive business value from the vast amount of data being produced every day. This technical certificate is designed for someone with excellent analytical and mathematical skills who is interested in extracting and communicating valuable insight from large data sets.

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Entrepreneurship and Strategic Leadership

Entrepreneurship and Strategic Leadership

This certificate will provide students with skills and analytical tools that prepare them for careers as autonomous entrepreneurs, family-business entrepreneurs, or entrepreneurs in corporate settings. Sharpen your skills to become an entrepreneurial, creative, and innovative manager.

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ESG Investment Management

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) or sustainable investing is an investment discipline that considers specific criteria to generate long-term competitive financial returns and positive societal impact.

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audit analytics

Fundamentals of Audit and Risk Assurance

Corporate accounting practices have seen a profound digital transformation over the past decade, with more traditional approaches shifting to accounting information systems (AIS) and cloud-based software solutions. Gain the digital skills to navigate and analyze risk in any modern digital information technology infrastructure.

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Managing with Analytics

Managing with Analytics

Analytics is fast becoming the lifeblood of business and the global economy. Managers who can harness the power of data-driven insights will significantly increase their effectiveness within an organization.

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Becoming an Inclusive Leader

Inclusive and Responsible Leadership

This certificate will provide you with the knowledge you'll need to apply inclusive leadership to an organization in a rapidly changing world, and then benefit from the diverse backgrounds of members of your organization, customers, and stakeholders. 

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Management Skills for First Time Managers

Management Skills for First Time Managers

Becoming a first-time manager is recognition that your organization believes you have the ability to positively influence others and successfully lead a team. Gain the insight and skills needed to avoid some of the mistakes that slow down or derail the careers of first-time managers.

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Project Management Consulting

Project Management Consulting

While most professionals may not carry the formal title "Project Manager," virtually everyone manages projects from time to time. This certificate will give you the knowledge to pursue consulting and project management careers across a diverse set of industries. 

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Foundations of Data Analytics

Foundations of Data Analytics

According to World Economic Forum, 89 percent of U.S.-based companies are planning to adopt big data analytics by 2022. This certificate is designed to give you the foundational programming skills common to analytics tasks across organizations so that you can handle and extract value from large data sets.

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