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Graduate Certificate in
Business Architecture


This 9-credit online certificate will help you understand the framework for structuring and understanding business, information, and technology and how they work together to achieve strategic and tactical goals.

The program consists of two (2) required courses plus the choice of one (1) additional course. Students in the program can typically complete the certificate on a part-time basis in less than 12 months.

All courses are asynchronous, meaning you are not required to log in at a particular time each week. Optional synchronous discussions will be available throughout the semester for those students who prefer a higher level of engagement.

Courses are structured to allow you to complete weekly assignments when and where it's most convenient for you. While courses are autonomous, you will have the opportunity to interact and engage with your classmates through integrated experiences. This peer-to-peer interaction enhances your learning experience while strengthening your professional network on a global scale. 

Course List — Graduate Certificate in Business Architecture 

Prescribed Courses (select 9 credits)
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
Strategic Business Architecture BA 809

Provides a concentrated and comprehensive approach to the practice of business architecture; focuses on business motivations, business operations and business analysis frameworks, and related components that link these aspects of the enterprise together.

3 credits


Emerging Trends, Technology, and Corporate Innovation ENTR 810

Surveys emerging trends and disruptors in technology and industry that create new markets and influence decision-making, product development, business models, and business practices associated with innovation. 

3 credits

Enterprise Modeling





Global Strategic Management

EA 873






Explores the use and effectiveness of architectural modeling to describe an organization and examines model-based products as tools to support, influence, and enable organization planning and decision-making.

Prerequisite: BA 809


Provides the fundamental concepts, frameworks, and principles underlying the formulation of successful strategies. Integrates multiple functional business areas to resolve global business problems and improve organizational performance.

3 credits

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