Certificate Programs

Lincoln University offers certificate programs that can support existing academic programs or serve as important sources of information for working people in a form of continuing education. These programs have no credit equivalency and are not applicable toward a degree.

Intensive Academic English Preparation (IAEP)

The Lincoln University Intensive Academic English Preparation (IAEP) follows the mission of the University by providing the English language skills essential to a university-level education. By developing prerequisite language skills, the IAEP supports students entering academic studies at LU, including the general education, undergraduate and graduate programs in business studies, or allied health programs. The skill areas of reading, composition, grammar, listening comprehension, and speaking are taught. Although the IAEP classes are non-credit, the students may be graded to rate their achievement.

The IAEP classes are small and conducted by qualified English instructors. The faculty possesses an understanding of cultural differences and is sensitive to the needs of international students. Faculty members are available to help with academic concerns as well as other issues. The delivery system for the IAEP combines classroom instruction with media enrichment and a variety of communicative experiences such as field trips and cultural events. The classroom instructions are supplemented by the use of the computer lab for special assignments. The university library is also available for use by the IAEP students.

The IAEP can be given in different levels of difficulty. It emphasizes working with the student at his or her level and advancing to the targeted level of proficiency. Tutorial help is available. A student wishing to continue education in the university’s academic programs after completing IAEP is required to take the English tests (described on page 17 of the LU catalog) on campus and receive the passing score.

Intensive Academic English Preparation Program Structure



  Hours per week


  ENG 2




  ENG 3

  Conversation / Speech



  ENG 4

  Reading Comprehension



  ENG 7




  ENG 8





  English Lab Online




  Total hours per week



Admission to the IAEP is open to international students who have completed the education equivalent to U.S. high schools. Price: $4,500 per sixteen weeks ($900 per course).

Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA Certificate)

Lincoln University (LU) is proud to present its Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA Certificate) lecture and seminar series emphasizing current and emerging business issues. Working professionals with strong business background and a bachelor degree often want to continue their further studies in a business administration field, but do not have enough time to join the full Master of Business Administration degree program. In such a case, informal EMBA Certificate programs become their best choice for continuing education. We offer modules of various business topics consisted in information sessions and seminars led by experienced instructors with high participation of attending students. As traditional for LU programs, we will keep strong international focus. The certificate programs are arranged for cohort groups only, so the content and length of each program is individually determined for a group.

EMBA Certificate Programs Description and Structure

This lecture series features the identification, analysis, and potential impact of critical issues facing today’s senior executive business leaders. Presenters will explore the range of possible productive responses to these current and/or emerging issues in terms of their strategic challenge to the firm’s operating environment, market, structure, management, and profitability. Emphasis will be placed on the development of strategic options, responses, tactics and actions that can assist a firm in reducing or mitigating future areas of risk exposure and in pursuing new opportunities for enhancing the firm’s growth and financial success. The presented topics are utilizing and analyzing current business information, practice, real examples, and cases. Participants will be encouraged to share their individual and collective experience with the seminar presenter in developing the alternative strategies that may be available to a business management team on ways to respond to the range of issues included in the seminar series.

The program is highly customized in content and length based on attendees’ interests. In the presented example, each course is of 16 hours, during two weekend days of 8 hours each. Each module is concluded by a project/essay (about 45 hours of work) on a topic of the module. Seminars are scheduled with specific calendar dates and classroom hours determined jointly between the program participants and the University. Although LU and its faculty have used their collective best judgment in the selection of each individual seminar topic, substitution of other topics can be made based on the interests and recommendations of the participants.

Separate certificates are given for each module. The EMBA certificate is awarded after completion of four modules. Fees and admissions requirements vary depending on a group size and specific situation. A Bachelor degree in business, accounting, or economics is strongly recommended.

Example of Modules of EMBA Certificate Programs


  1. Managerial Marketing
  2. Pricing and Negotiation
  3. Sales Management
  4. Consumer Behavior
  5. or

  6. Digital Marketing


  1. Personnel Management
  2. Leadership Development
  3. Human Factors in Business
  4. Ethics of Business Management
  5. or

  6. Social Environment of Business


  1. Managerial Economics
  2. Accounting and Financial Analysis
  3. Finance Management
  4. Investments
  5. or

  6. Commercial Banking and Lending


  1. International Economics
  2. International Marketing
  3. Import/Export Management
  4. International Business and Investment Strategy
  5. or

  6. Global Finance


  1. Financial Analysis, Planning and Forecasting
  2. Financial Statements and Business Ethics
  3. Financial Markets
  4. Commercial Banking and Lending
  5. or

  6. Fundamentals of Asset Valuation

Other customized modules can be created (for example: Operations Management; Information Systems Management, Modern Entrepreneurship, Management Science, etc.).