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Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

This online business administration certificate program introduces conceptual and practical skills needed for standard business practice. These courses help both business and non-business students who hold a bachelor’s degree, and want to enhance their administrative abilities for public sector, for-profit or nonprofit environments.

Give Your Business Administration Skills a Boost

This Business Graduate Certificate in Business Administration gives you a strong business foundation covering financial reporting, data analysis, economic influences and marketing management. Studying for your business administration certificate, you’ll have the opportunity to choose an elective course from subject areas including business, human resources, finance and organizational leadership. Certificate-only students are not eligible for financial aid nor are students taking the course after completion of a degree program.

With the business administration certificate, you will:

  • Complete four foundation courses and one elective.
  • Update and enhance your administrative skills to work in any business environment.
  • Complete an advanced level certificate to add to your resume.


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Fall II (Oct 25, 2021)

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Admission Requirements

Applicants for this graduate certificate program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

  • Completed application
  • GPA: Meet 1 of these 4 GPA options for admission
  • Official transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions where baccalaureate and/or post-baccalaureate coursework was completed or attempted

Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity.


Graduate Certificate Business Administration Program Curriculum

  • Specific Requirements


    ACCU 602 Financial Reporting & Analysis


    BUSU 610 Data Analysis for Decision Making


    BUSU 620 Economic Analysis for Managers


    MKTU 605 Marketing Management


    Select one of the following:


    BUSU 630
     Business Process Analysis and Innovation


    BUSU 650
     Corporate Responsibility: Ethics and Sustainability


    FINU 607
     Financial Management


    HRCU 600
     Human Resource Foundations


        OLCU 501  Organizational Research  
    OLCU 602
     Self, Systems, and Leadership


    OLCU 613
     Seminar in Organizational Dynamics


    OLCU 615
     Leading Organizational Change


    OLCU 632
     Leadership and Innovation


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