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Graduate Certificate in Commercial Space Applications

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Commercial Space Applications

Private companies have been filling the space applications vacuum that at one time was only a purview of governments. There is no indication that this movement will slow down and in fact, space is a rapidly growing industry.  Employees of space-related companies that have a general understanding of the current business climate of space as well as funding opportunities will be an important asset for their organizations. 

Due to this growth, Price College of Business is now offering the Commercial Space Applications Certificate—ideal for business, aerospace and defense professionals.

Program Overview

Hybrid. This six-month program consists of six two-credit hour courses delivered live, online twice a week from January through May, and will be capped off with a weeklong international experience in Politecnico di Milano in Milan, Italy, where you will visit companies in the space, aerospace and defense sectors.

Attainable. Earn your certificate through the Executive MBA in Aerospace and Defense (EMBA A&D) degree program or as a stand-alone certificate.

Taught by Expert Faculty. Price College faculty in the EMBA A&D program and adjunct instructors bring decades of valuable experience to the program, including former NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine

At the conclusion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate business opportunities in the commercial space sector
  • Analyze government and private sources of funding for space related businesses
  • Identify the principles of private equity for commercial space start ups
  • Appreciate ethical and global issues related to aerospace and defense legal contracting 

Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Commercial Space Applications is contingent upon acceptance based on materials submitted via your OU Online application. We recommend at least two to five years of full-time work experience, industry-specific preferred.

The application deadline for Spring 2025 is November 15, 2024.