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How do you manage the finances of a business? Whether you are an entrepreneur, running a family business, or just looking to advance your career and add to your skill set, this Bookkeeping Certificate will provide you with the knowledge needed to measure, and manage, the financial health of your business. // Course provided in partnership with LERN.

Business Coaching

Mentoring and coaching have come to be used more frequently in organizations to improve leadership competencies. It has benefits for the employer and employee. The knowledge you gather will change the way you see yourself in the workplace. Through this knowledge, you can find helpful strategies to navigate through work and life. // Course provided in partnership with LERN.

Business Writing

Discover the keys to successful writing for the workplace. Whether you are writing a report, memo, letter or publicity notice, business writing has some defined characteristics for success. Successful communicators in the workplace move forward, others move back. Enhance your career by improving this critical communication skill. // Course provided in partnership with LERN.

Certified Financial Planning

The Executive Certificate in Financial Planning prepares individuals for success in the demanding but highly rewarding financial planning industry. The courses in this program cover the areas of expertise that are needed to develop comprehensive, effective financial plans for a variety of individual clients.

Custom Corporate Training

Old Dominion University can work with your organization to create a customized training program tailored to meet your specific needs. Some examples include cybersecurity, human resources, project management, big data analysis, leadership development, and sales/negotiations. The training format we design will meet your specific needs, in terms of content, length, timing and location as well as the use of exercises, examples and case studies relevant to the participants' work.

Customer Service

Customer service is now essential for business and all work organizations. With the increase of technology, human interaction with customers becomes all the more important. Whether it relates to retaining customers, serving your audience, or turning inquiries from potential customers into sales, good customer service is now one of the central factors in organizational success. // Course provided in partnership with LERN.

Graphic Design Software Essentials

The Adobe software tools are the leading software for graphic design. Adobe Illustrator is the industry standard computer illustration software. Adobe InDesign is the industry standard page-layout program that works with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop seamlessly. Use Adobe Photoshop to effectively work with selection and editing tools, layers, and masks to edit, retouch and enhance existing images or create your own composite digital art work. Access to the Adobe software tools required. // Course provided in partnership with LERN.

Human Resource Management

Advance your HR career with Old Dominion University's SHRM Learning System Course or SHRM Essentials. Earn the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®) and prove your knowledge, competency, and value to colleagues and to employers looking for a competitive edge in today's global economy.

INCOSE SEP Certification Exam Prep

ODU's INCOSE Certification training course provides a comprehensive treatment and review of the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook v4 and mid semester and final sample exams as part of the course in preparation for the INCOSE SEP Certification exam. Geared for the working professional, it is a rigorous, practical, and flexible online course that will provide you with the preparation and confidence you need.

Lean Six Sigma Certifications

When you earn your Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certifications with ODU and USF, you're energizing your career and empowering your personal growth. Earning a Lean Six Sigma certification is more than upskilling—it's acquiring some of the most in-demand process improvement skills in the marketplace today. They are more than just another credential to add to your profile; these certifications define you as a continuous improvement expert and can redefine your career path.


Enhance your management skills through this program for supervisors, managers, and emerging leaders. Nothing creates success like a solid foundation. Discover the keys for effectively managing your employees. Find out how to create clear expectations, engage and motivate employees, and increase your effectiveness. // Course provided in partnership with LERN.

Managing Remote Workers

You cannot manage remote workers like you manage office workers. But you can manage remote workers better, with greater productivity and efficiency. Discover the keys to successful managing in the new workplace of the 21st century. Get a step-by-step practical guide you won't get anywhere else. Employees and employers both like the new system. You'll want to apply these practices to your office workers as well. // Course provided in partnership with LERN.

Managing Social Change

Discover proven strategies for moving your efforts, and those of others, from advocacy to managing and achieving social change within the workplace and/or community. // Course provided in partnership with LERN.

Mastering Excel

A must-have skill to succeed in business, whether an entrepreneur or a valued employee, is the ability to create, edit and manage spreadsheets. Microsoft Excel is the most used spreadsheet tool in the world. // Course provided in partnership with LERN.

Non-Profit Administration

Non-profits today need to be run like a business in many respects. You have competition, a need to generate income and a surplus, and staff need to be even more productive. Get the best training on revenue generation for nonprofits, and program evaluation for nonprofits, with our Certificate in NonProfit Administration. // Course provided in partnership with LERN.

Paralegal Certificate

This nationally acclaimed non-credit program was designed by attorneys, judges and paralegals, and is taught exclusively by practicing attorneys and judges. The hands-on program distinguishes itself by its focus on real world skill-sets most in demand by law firms and legal divisions. It is designed with the working student in mind and provides the education you need to begin a paralegal career or advance an existing career in the legal field.

Personal Development

Whether looking for a job, a promotion, or becoming a freelancer, developing these soft skills will add value to your career goals and set you apart from other candidates. However, the main question is, do you have many of these skills? How can they be developed and cultivated?

In order to develop soft skills it is crucial to learn more about oneself; this will help you become more aware of your mindset. Being conscious about your emotions and actions will lead you to develop many softs skills such as communication, adaptability, creativity, and leadership.

Presentation Media

Presentation media are key to communication, sales, speeches and any other effective presentation today. Whether your presentation is online or in-person, presentation media not only enhance your message, but often make your message successful. // Course provided in partnership with LERN.

Productivity & Time Management

Maximizing productivity and the use of time is the primary way to increase profitability and organizational success for a growing number of people and their organizations. Successful businesses and work organizations are moving from counting hours sitting in a chair to outcomes and results. // Course provided in partnership with LERN.

Professional Leadership

Our professional leadership certificate teaches you the characteristics and skills necessary to lead. Classes focus on organizational/social leadership, and provides students an entry point to the University. It allows students to gain a post-secondary credential that can be folded into the BS IDS Leadership major, if desired.

Programming for Non-Programmers

With virtually every organization now involved or even dependent on programming, managing or working with programmers is now an important part of your toolkit. If you wish to communicate technically with programming teams or wish to code a bit yourself, this certificate is for you. // Course provided in partnership with LERN.

Project Management

ODU's Graduate Certificate in Project Management (GCPM) will teach you the concepts, management tools and processes required for overseeing projects in the workplace. This certificate also provides the core knowledge needed to successfully pass the PMP Exam. Though PMP Exam Prep course is not included in this certificate, students enrolling in GCPM will qualify for a discount on their PMP Prep Course if they choose to take it.

Project Management Professional PMP® Exam Prep Course

The PMP® credential has become the most recognized certification in Project Management in the world and is considered the gold standard of PM qualifications. ODU's PMP® Exam Prep course reviews the PMI® project management framework and the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®). During the course, your progress is measured through testing that simulates actual examination areas.

Remote Working and Communicating

Working remotely does not make you an expert on remote work. Gain new insights, experiences and advanced tips for working from home. Find out the 5 bad habits too many remote workers and their managers acquire from lack of experience, tools and expertise. Then acquire the latest strategies for communicating with remote workers. Come away with a deeper understanding of this enormous cultural and work shift going on in the workplace and in society. // Course provided in partnership with LERN.


Structured Query Language (SQL) is the industry standard database programming language. It is one of the most in demand skills in occupations that require interaction with data and analyzing data. Through your knowledge of Structured Query Language, you will become more marketable in computer related career fields that pertain to database administration. Learning SQL can also lead to a job that is specific to analyzing data such as a data analyst, a quality assurance analyst, or a business analyst. // Course provided in partnership with LERN.

Social Media for Business

Get in on this exciting and growing way to communicate, market and serve your customers and clients. For businesses, nonprofits, government, and other organizations. From Facebook to Twitter, blogging, YouTube, LinkedIn, and more, discover the new principles of communication that apply across all networks and how these specific social networks work and the possible uses for your organization. // Course provided in partnership with LERN.

Test Prep

College admissions, including ACT & SAT prep; Graduate admissions, including LSAT, GRE, GMAT Prep; and Praxis Core Prep classes, all include expert instruction, a proven format, all required course materials, and online support resources in one convenient, affordable package.

Web Design

Online users say a website's design is the number one criteria for deciding whether a company is credible or not, according to recent research. Understanding what it takes to produce effective web design is essential in today's market of highly saturated digital competition. // Course provided in partnership with LERN.


WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS) for website and blog design. Topics include an introduction to CMS, WordPress installation and setup, page and content creation, administration, themes (selection, purchase, installation, and setup), working with widgets and plugins, and more. // Course provided in partnership with LERN.

Workplace Communication

Good communication in the workplace is more important than ever. And critical to your career advancement and success. Come get a comprehensive and intensive preparation with skills and techniques you can put to use on Monday morning. // Course provided in partnership with LERN.

Workplace Conflict Solutions

In today's business environment, employers expect employees to have a solid set of interpersonal skills. The ability to solve problems quickly and effectively is a critical interpersonal skill well worth developing. // Course provided in partnership with LERN.