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Advanced Professional Certificates

Digital Business

​Deepen your knowledge of digital technology and business.

Enhance Your Knowledge by Taking 15 Credits of Focused Coursework

The Advanced Professional Certificate (APC) in Digital Business is well-suited for:

  • Technical professionals seeking to develop managerial skills
  • Non-technical professionals seeking an understanding of the technology driving their industries or 
  • Individuals interested in building an expertise in digital business

Benefits of this APC:

  • Take courses taught by our renowned faculty and alongside Stern MBA students without committing to an entire Part-time MBA program
  • Ability to apply to Stern’s Part-time MBA program while completing the APC, and if admitted apply those credits toward the MBA degree (must apply prior to completing the certificate)
  • Refresh or build your digital business expertise even if you have already earned an MBA 

Digital Business APC Requirements

Pre-Admission Requirements

All Advanced Professional Certificate (APC) applicants must have:

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • Two years of work experience by the time they start the program

Please review the selection criteria and application components for all APC applicants.

Program Requirements

Students pursuing the Digital Business APC must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete 15 credits within 2 years
  • Take at least 12 credits from the Digital Business APC course offerings:
    • At least 6 of these credits must be taken from the group of Main Digital Business Courses
    • The remaining 6 - 9 credits may be selected from the Main Digital Business Courses or the Additional Digital Business Courses
  • Take no more than 3 credits of Stern MBA-level coursework outside of the Digital Business area
  • Take no more than 9 credits per semester and no more than 15 credits total

Some of the Additional Digital Business Courses require a Stern core course as a prerequisite. To take such courses, APC students must first take the required Stern core course (using the ability to take 3 credits outside of the digital business area) or demonstrate proficiency in the subject area in one of three ways:​

  • Undergraduate major/concentration
  • MBA concentration
  • Passing the Stern proficiency exam for a core course, typically available just prior to the start of a semester.


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