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Our certificates enable you to succeed in today's most in-demand fields. Apply your new skills from day one at work.

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Our intuitive learning experience focuses entirely on you – so you master real-world skills fast and apply them to your career right away.

Add skills to your career toolkit

Meet your career goals with Nexford’s 100% online certificates – a series of rigorous courses to boost your skills in a particular field. Choose from intermediate or advanced certificates. If the next-generation experience suits you, you could be on track for a Nexford degree.

Complete a series of courses, tackle practical projects based on real business challenges, and earn a certificate to share with your professional network. You may be on a path to completing a full degree program! Contact help@nexford.org to explore your options.

Intermediate certificates

Choose intermediate certificates if you’re at the start or in the middle of your career – or if you’re more experienced and want to reskill.

  • AI and the Future of Automation

    Business Technology

    Master AI and learn how to harness its benefits for business. Automation technology will deliver advantages for businesses and the economy – and if you learn to use it now, you’ll reap the benefits in the future. You’ll cover an introduction to AI, machine learning, predictive analytics, robotics and IoT, and the fundamentals of cybersecurity. Overall, you’ll learn the essentials of this fast-moving field.

    Courses

    • Introduction to AI
    • Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics
    • Foundations of Robotics and IoT
    • Fundamentals of Cybersecurity
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  • Building a Tech Startup

    Innovation

    Start and grow your own tech venture. Learn the skills you need to build a tech startup from the ground up and launch your innovative ideas. You’ll cover the basics of entrepreneurship and product marketing, and get to know tech, financial and legal requirements involved in launching a startup. Then, apply your skills in real-world business scenarios.

    Courses

    • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
    • Product and Marketing Skills for Founders
    • Technical Skills for Non-Technical Founders
    • Founders, Financing, and Legal
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  • Business Analytics

    Business Technology

    What do data collection and machine learning have in common? Discover this – and more – in the Business Analytics certificate. Embrace analytics, foster a data-driven culture, and get to know the fundamentals of data analysis in changing global markets. You’ll cover statistics and data analysis and machine learning and predictive analytics. Then, communicate your findings and visualize data for a variety of audiences.

    Courses

    • Statistics
    • Data Analytics
    • Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics
    • Data Analysis and Visualization
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  • Doing Business Across Emerging Markets

    International business

    Explore cutting edge research, insights and practical tools to successfully navigate and lead business in emerging markets in Asia, Africa, and South and Central America. Learn about the most populated regions on earth, and track the expansion of middle income earners. Discover how changing demographics and political climates affect business. Then, apply your skills in practical case studies.

    Courses

    • Business and Culture in Sub-Saharan Africa
    • Business and Culture in India
    • Business and Culture in Southeast Asia
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  • Product Management

    Business technology

    Track all the stages in a product’s lifecycle, and learn to launch from just an idea. Optimize your product teams, and learn to build concrete portfolios. The business landscape is rapidly changing, and managing and launching products requires you to diversify your skillset. Discover product design best practice, implement product management principles, draw on software, and learn to communicate your ideas to a range of audiences.

    Courses

    • Introduction to Agile Product Management
    • Software Skills for Digital Product Managers
    • Product Design Skills for Product Managers
    • Communication Skills for Product Managers
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  • Supply Chain & E-Commerce

    International business

    Build competitive supply chains by integrating advanced tech innovations. You’ll explore every link in a complex supply chain, and learn how to manage efficiently and effectively from end to end. Examine how competition, strategy and management shape supply chain success, learn the fundamentals of digital and physical logistics, and hone your management skills. Then, investigate how to make supply chains more sustainable in a changing world.

    Courses

    • Introduction to Supply Chain Management
    • The impact of E-Commerce on the Supply Chain
    • Transportation and Reverse Logistics Management
    • Integrated Supply Chain Management and Sustainable Operations
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Explore bachelor’s specializations

Focus on E-Commerce, AI, Cybersecurity. Bridge the gap between business and technology. Stand out as a digital leader in a dynamic tech world.

Advanced certificates

Choose advanced certificates if you’re an experienced professional who wants to go even further.

  • Artificial Intelligence & Robotics

    Business technology

    Apply essential skills for the future of work, and harness complex technology, AI and robotics. Learn how to analyze data and strength a business’s short- and long-term health. You’ll cover analytics, AI, robotics and automation, and delve into the internet of things, cybersecurity and data sciences. You’ll hone soft skills in clear, critical thinking and decision making, and emerge a confident leader.

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    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Robotics and Automation
    • Internet of Things
    • Cybersecurity Leadership
    • Data Sciences for Decision Making
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  • Global Business

    International Business

    Understand liquid borders and globalization, and learn how businesses grow in global markets. You’ll get to grips with local market trends and geopolitical movements and understand the world’s fastest growing economies (China, India and Sub-Saharan Africa). Then, refine your intercultural communication and adapt your message for worldwide shareholders, clients, business partners or consumers.Take part in negotiation workshops, and enhance your public speaking.

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    • Global Business
    • Doing Business in India
    • Doing Business in China
    • Doing Business in Sub Saharan Africa
    • The Art of Communication
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  • Global Issues

    International Business

    See how sustainable business models could help companies, communities and countries break new ground. You’ll explore some of the world’s most pressing economic, social and environmental challenges, and put in place smart solutions to solve them. Cover critical issues in sustainability, agribusiness, renewables and healthcare. See how you can help create a thriving planet.

    Courses

    • Corporate Sustainability
    • Food and Agribusiness
    • Renewable Energy
    • Managing Healthcare
    • Policy and Regulatory Enablement of E-commerce
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Partnering with industry leaders

We surveyed industry leaders who employ more than 2.5 million people worldwide. Executives from the following companies – and many more – participated in our global employer needs survey to help inform our curriculum design.

Certificates FAQs

Certificate admission requirements

Intermediate certificates (undergraduate level)

Proof of graduation

This can be either your high school graduation, or college graduation. Alternatively, proof of your General Educational Development certificate (GED) or equivalent exam, such as HiSET or TASC: valid copies of your official diploma and transcript in English. If your documents are not in English, don’t worry our team will get them translated. If you do not have an official translation readily available, we’ll handle it for you!

We offer a translation service at no cost. This simplifies the process for you, so you can concentrate on finding your documents. Just leave the translation to us.

English proficiency

If you’ve graduated from an institution where the primary language of instruction was English, we will rely on your transcript to prove English proficiency.

If your prior education was not in English, we’ll need to confirm English proficiency as part of our process to ensure you’re equipped to succeed at Nexford.

To be considered for admission as English Language Proficient to Nexford University undergraduate programs, applicants must complete one of the following:

  1. Provide Nexford with an official transcript from a high school (or of their General Educational Development (GED) or equivalent certificate e.g. HiSET, TASC, etc)
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in English language by achieving at least a minimum passing score on an approved English qualification exam within the past two years, by submitting an official score report during the admission process. (See Minimum Score Required for English Proficiency section)
  3. Take the EF SET English test 100% online and achieve a minimum passing score, you’ll be able to take this test while you complete your Nexford application, at no additional cost.

Note: Admission Officers may request alternative supporting materials that might assist the university in certifying the applicant’s English proficiency status. All outcomes based on the supporting materials provided, will remain within the learners record according to the university records retention policy.

Minimum score required for English proficiency

You will need one of the following:

Undergraduate Degree
English Proficiency QualificationMinimum Score Required
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Paper-based Test (PBT)500
EF SET45
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT)61
International English Language Testing System (iELTS)5.0
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic Test44
Eiken English Proficiency ExamPre-1
ACT COMPASSLevel 3
Exams identified within the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)B-2


Advanced certificates (graduate level)

Transcript

We need proof that you completed a bachelor’s degree at an accredited institution with a valid copy of your official diploma and transcript in English. If your documents are not in English, don’t worry our team will get them translated. If you do not have an official translation readily available, we’ll handle it for you!

We offer a translation service at no cost. This simplifies the process for you, so you can concentrate on finding your documents. Just leave the translation to us.

We may ask you to certify that your undergraduate degree meets the university’s qualification standard and refer you to an external agency to evaluate your credit.

English proficiency

If you’ve graduated from an institution where the primary language of instruction was English, we will rely on your transcript to prove English proficiency.

If your prior education was not in English, we’ll need to confirm English proficiency as part of our process to ensure you’re equipped to succeed at Nexford.

To be considered for admission as English Language Proficient to Nexford University graduate programs, applicants must complete one of the following:

  1. Provide Nexford with an official transcript from a college or university
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in English language by achieving at least a minimum passing score on an approved English qualification exam within the past two years, by submitting an official score report during the admission process. (See Minimum Score Required for English Proficiency section)
  3. Take the EF SET English test 100% online and achieve a minimum passing score, you’ll be able to take this test while you complete your Nexford application, at no additional cost.

Note: Admission Officers may request alternative supporting materials that might assist the university in certifying the applicant’s English proficiency status. All outcomes based on the supporting materials provided, will remain within the learners record according to the university records retention policy.

Minimum score required for English proficiency

You will need one of the following:

Graduate Degree
English Proficiency QualificationMinimum Score Required
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Paper-based Test (PBT)530
EF SET50
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT)71
International English Language Testing System (iELTS)5.5
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic Test50
Eiken English Proficiency ExamPre-1
ACT COMPASSLevel 3
Exams identified within the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)B-2



How long does each course take?

Each certificate has a number of courses, and each course should be finished in a set timeframe.

You have eight weeks to complete each course. Nexford is 100% online, which means you can log in when it suits you.

While you're learning, your personal Success Advisor will help you stay on track.

Are the certificates recognized internationally?

We are a licensed, degree-granting institution of higher education. We’re licensed the Higher Education Licensure Commission in Washington DC. All institutions of higher education licensed by the Higher Education Licensure Commission (HELC).

We're also accredited by Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC), which is an independent body based in the UK.

Each university sets its own credit transfer policy. To find out whether a specific school or university will transfer credit from your Nexford coursework, you should reach out to their admissions’ or registrar’s office to inquire.

Are courses and certificates credit bearing?

Yes, all Nexford courses and certificates are credit bearing.

How do courses and certificates work?

Don't want to commit to a full degree? Learn the skills you need in a fraction of the time with a course or certificate.

Courses let you learn one specific area of business, at a level that suits you (intermediate or advanced).

Certificates are built as a series of courses so you'll gain a collection of skills you can use. Finish a certificate in 3-6 months (the time it takes depends on how many courses you take).

What do I get with a certificate?

As well as an official diploma, you'll get a series of badges you can add to your LinkedIn profile.

As well as this, you'll get a series of skills you can use at work (or at jobs in the future).

Tell me about the learning experience

Your certificate is made up of a number of courses. Each course contains five modules and a final assessment so you can practice your skills. Our modules contain interactive content, including videos, blog-length articles, electronic flashcards and case studies.

Will I get support while I'm learning?

Everyone at Nexford benefits from our system of support. Our dedicated team of faculty and advisors is available 24/7 to answer questions, discuss content, and help you meet your goals within your course.

You also have the option to attend orientation. It's a great way to get familiar with the online learning environment. Access your dashboard and take your six orientation modules to understand where you'll take courses, view your grades and explore your resources.

Do I need to have a degree already?

Not necessarily! You can enroll in a certificate without having a degree. But if you're enrolling in an Advanced certificate, you may struggle if you don't have enough business experience. That's why we recommend people work in their field for a few years before they enroll in an Advanced certificate.

Instead, enroll in an Intermediate certificate to get a solid grounding in the topic you choose!

Do I need to have work experience?

No. Relevant work experience is helpful, but not required.

If you're advanced in your field, you should choose from Advanced certificates.

If you're just starting out, or want to reskill in another area, choose from Intermediate certificates.