DeVry University Offers Business Essentials Certificate

Undergraduate certificate helps students explore business disciplines

Naperville, Ill. – May 10, 2021 – According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, by the year 2029 more than 476,000 new jobs are predicted to be available in business[1]. Working towards preparing students for an ever-changing workforce, DeVry University today announced a new Business Essentials certificate to equip students with interdisciplinary business skills working professionals need today and in the future.

With the Business Essentials certificate, interested students will explore four areas that are fundamental to business success in today’s economy: data analytics, marketing, accounting and management. The series of essential business core courses helps students gain a foundation in business principles so they can build interdisciplinary skills critical to workplace success.

The certificate, which is earned online in as few as eight months*, is a pathway to build to those future business careers, either as a standalone academic credential or for credits towards an associate degree in business or other bachelor’s degree programs at DeVry.

“The Business Essentials certificate provides the fundamental business basics one needs to expand their career options,” said Shantanu Bose, Ph.D., provost and chief academic officer of DeVry University. “The certificate is designed to be flexible for working adults, who want a practical and real-world introduction in the areas of business such as data analytics marketing, accounting and management. It also gives them the option to continue their education when the time is right for them, knowing that the credits earned can be stacked into qualifying degree programs at DeVry.”

The certificate includes eight courses, which explore such topics as financial accounting, marketing, data analysis, technology, etc., and teaches students how to apply business principles to solve problems applicable to a variety of industries. Students can also explore an area of interest with electives, including human resources, healthcare, supply chain operations, project management and more. Simulations and guided assignments are used to encourage active learning and application of course material, in addition to students also having access to resources such as on-demand real tutors and personalized career services.** 

* Assumes full-time enrollment. 

** Each student is allotted 13 hours of tutoring per academic session through (available 24/7). Additional tutoring services are also available through

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About DeVry University 

DeVry University strives to close society’s opportunity gap and address emerging talent needs by preparing learners to thrive in careers shaped by continuous technological change. Founded in 1931, the university offers undergraduate and graduate programs onsite and online in Business, Healthcare and Technology. DeVry University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC, The university’s Keller Graduate School of Management is included in this accreditation. To learn more, visit



[1] Growth projected on a national scale. Local growth will vary by location.