OverviewCoursesTuition and Fees

Being knowledgeable in the language of business performance and finance is essential for professionals throughout an organization. At our university, learn how to integrate economic principles, business concepts, social responsibility, and ethics that can be applied to the workplace.

The program consists of three courses (9 total credits) coverings the general business environment, managerial economics, and managerial finance. The certificate will equip you with the tools to fully apply fundamental economic and finance principles to formulate and execute strategies efficiently with ethical business practices. It serves as a solid foundation for those who have had little or no formal instruction in business.

The program is designed for those executives looking to complete an American certificate degree without enrolling in a full-time on-campus program. Students at Saint Kolbe University can complete this program of 9 credits and 3 Courses in 4 months.

Program Objectives

Successful completion of the Financial and Economic Environment of Business program will enable graduates to:
• Analyze work environments with both a business mindset and ethical business practices
• Apply theories and concepts of management to solve business problems
• Create business reports and executive summaries
• Collaborate and communicate effectively

The Graduate Certificate in Financial and Economic Environment of Business consists of 3 courses

BU 501- The Business Environment (3 credits)

This course reviews key functional areas of business including the following: sales, marketing, finance and accounting, customer service, human resources, research and development, production, and distribution

BU 502 – Managerial Economics (3 credits)

This course reviews key concepts of economics that business managers should understand in order to make sound decisions. Concepts covered include supply and demand, elasticity, taxation, markets, trade, and competition

BU 503 – Principles of Managerial Finance (3 credits)

This course reviews the role that finance plays in business. Students will learn key concepts of financial management including the following: the relationship between accounting and finance functions, financial analysis, valuation of securities, and the utilization of financial data to make business decisions

A graduate degree is an investment in your future, and we understand that covering tuition and other education-related costs can be a real challenge. Saint Kolbe University provides access to a quality education at an affordable cost, in ways and languages that meet the students of the world where they are.

The Simplicity of Fixed Monthly Payments

Services actively evolve; it is time for education to evolve, too. That is why we offer a very simple payment plan for our students. You would pay a fixed monthly fee of $562.5 for the 3 courses per term. It is THAT simple.

Tuition Warranty

Part of our commitment is for you to have peace of mind. Once you start your program your tuition and fees are locked in and fixed for the life of your program.
This way you will have no surprises of unexpected increases or changes that might jeopardize your completion.

Hard Times Policy

We understand life circumstances well. If you are enrolled in the program and you face a significant life hardship, like loss of employment or a health-related situation, you can suspend your learning for a short time. We will allow you to stop the payments giving you time for recovery. Remember, the maximum time to complete a degree is 150% of the expected program time.

Debt Free Graduates

We want you to graduate to succeed, not to be in debt for years to come.
With our low tuition fees and monthly payments, we allow for students to be able to pay as they go, avoiding a huge burden at the end of their programs.
This approach also allows for a very simple application process, without the many forms and documentation needed to apply for loans and government programs. This simplicity also allows us to reduce the administrative costs and pass those savings straight on to you.


Usually, our students can afford the monthly payment with a combination of employment income, family contributions, and savings.
Saint Kolbe University is fully committed to your success. In case you are fully qualified for our programs and you can demonstrate that you have an affordability challenge where you cannot provide up to the entire monthly payment, you might be able to qualify for one of our scholarships.

Tuition and Fees by Program

Program    Graduate Certificate    
Application Fee $ 100
Tuition per Credit $ 250
Credits 9
Courses 3
Total Tuition $ 2,250
Graduation Fee $ 150
Estimated Program Cost $ 2,500

*All tuition and fees are in USD.

Tuition and fees are subject to change before you are admitted but are locked in for the duration of your program at the time you are admitted.

Books and Materials

Estimate program cost does not include books and materials which may cost between $300 to $500, depending on the program. Students are responsible for buying their textbooks before each class. We will provide links to where you can buy them, but you are not obligated to obtain them there. You can buy or rent your books in any store; most books are available in electronic format, in Spanish and English and also some might be rented or acquired used, to help reduce your expense.

Stackable Certificates

One great benefit of the Saint Kolbe University master programs is its design in stackable certificates. This means that for every 3 courses you complete in our regular path can earn you a Graduate Certificate along the way to accelerate your career even faster. There is an additional $150 fee for each certificate to cover the administrative costs associated with performing the degree audit and issuing a digital certificate.

Paper Diplomas and Certificates

We live in a digital world, so all our diplomas and certificates are issued digitally, signed by our president and with a unique serial number that links that diploma or certificate to your academic achievements.
Many students might choose to print and frame the certificate; however, if you prefer to receive a heavy paper diploma or certificate issued by the institution, there is an additional $150 certificate delivery fee to cover the cost of printing and shipping worldwide.

All amounts are in US Dollars.