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Business Administration, Certificate

The Certificate in Business Administration exposes you to a variety of graduate courses from marketing and management to law, technology and more.

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About this Program

The Business Administration certificate is designed to give you a solid foundation in business principles. The courses are split into two  tracks. There is the Behavioral Core track that deals with “soft” business skills such as Leadership, Management and Ethics, and there is the Analytical Core which deals with quantitative business skills such as: Accounting, Finance and Economics.

These certificate courses make up the majority of our Professional MBA core classes. Once you complete this certificate you are more than halfway through the Professional MBA coursework. When you complete the certificate you can either graduate from the certificate or use the certificate classes towards the Professional MBA degree.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate competence for managerial decision-making
  • Recognize and address moral and ethical challenges, and defend a course of action
  • Understand, integrate and apply relevant knowledge and skills in a global context
  • Display competence in communications
  • Establish and maintain constructive working relationships
  • Develop self-awareness and professional purpose

Applicants must have:

  • A minimum of an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution
  • A minimum of 2 years full-time work experience
  • A competency in statistics, financial accounting, and managerial accounting
  • (Optional) Official scores from the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Records Examination (GRE)

Certificate Requirements

This certificate requires 25 credit hours of graduate courses.

BETH 5120: Business Ethics and Social Responsibility    
MBA 5005: Accounting for Business
MBA 5006: Finance for Business
MBA 5007: Economics for Business
MBA 5009: Operations and Supply Chain Management
MBA 5011: Teams, Leadership and Decision-Making          
MBA 5012: Law and Technology
MBA 5013: Marketing Management

Explore the Catalog

View the full admissions and certificate requirements in the graduate catalog.

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What to Know Before Applying

  • Current students should speak to their adviser about adding a certificate.
  • New students need to apply for the certificate program as a regular student via our Application page.
  • After being accepted, you must complete the onboarding process, including a meeting with your advisor, and then you may start the next available term.
  • Length of program depends on when classes are being offered and how many you wish to take per term. Not all classes are offered every year/quarter. Speak to your adviser to get the most up-to-date schedule for the academic year.

Get in Touch

Get in-depth, personalized program information from an expert. Share your career goals and decide on next steps with our specialized admissions team.

Carolyn Auvil

Senior Graduate Student Recruitment Specialist

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