Jun 18, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, GC

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The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration is a 15 graduate credit-hour online academic offering designed for individuals who have already completed a bachelor’s degree program in a non-business discipline. It is designed to provide a basic, working knowledge in each of the business foundational areas.

The certificate is for individuals who:

  • are interested in gaining knowledge and competencies in business fundamentals
  • would like to develop skills to operate more effectively in business organizations, to meet the demands of new careers in management, or to advance their professional goals or careers,
  • would like to take some graduate-level business courses without having to commit to pursuing a Master of Business Administration (MBA), or
  • are interested in pursuing an MBA degree.

The program is intended to be an additional credential or enhancement, not a substitute for a graduate degree. Toward this end, the certificate may be pursued prior to or in conjunction with an MBA degree. Students completing the five-course program will earn a graduate certificate that will appear on their permanent transcript.

Admissions Requirements

To be considered for admission, applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent from a foreign institution and have a minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale) on all work attempted or not less than 3.0 on the last 60 semester hours. In addition, prospective students must submit two letters of reference, official transcripts, resume, and a statement of purpose.

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score is not required for admission to the certificate program. (Certificate program students who also seek admission to the MBA program must meet all of that program’s admission requirements.)

Course Requirements

Students must successfully complete all five (5) courses listed below with a GPA of a 3.0 or better to receive the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration:

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