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Career Development

The Professional Development Certificate programs at the University of Chicago Graham School prepare learners to excel professionally in a variety of different career fields and skills including publishing, finance, marketing, healthcare, and project management.

Our Certificate programs are aimed at:

  • Career Launchers
  • Career Changers
  • Career Advancers

No matter where you are in your professional career, our professional courses will help you learn and practice relevant skills, network with ambitious like-minded thinkers, and receive mentoring from instructors who have successfully advanced in their careers.


Our leading-edge courses and certificates are designed for working professionals. Learners can take classes both online and in-person and can work through their certificate program at the pace that works best for them. Programs can be completed in as little as two quarters or can be extended to fit your schedule.

Learners gain real-world, applicable professional experience to help advance their current career or prepare for a career change. Our courses allow opportunities for networking and building professional connections, no matter the course format. Key features of the professional certificate programs include:

  • High quality, in-person and online learning
  • Small class size with individual attention
  • Development of critical skills and practical knowledge for success
  • Instruction from industry professionals
  • Connection to a strong professional network

Our learners are bright, driven professionals who are critical thinkers and problem solvers. They come from a variety of backgrounds, are interested in pursuing advanced degrees, and above all, want to take the next step in their careers.