Business Administration, Graduate Certificate

Business professionals are much like businesses themselves—as opportunities emerge and the marketplace evolves, their needs change. And sometimes, the best investment in your future is the one you can make now. D’Amore-McKim’s specialty graduate certificates are the perfect way to learn the specific skills you need to seize a new career opportunity. They’re also a great way to put an educational down payment on longer-term ambitions. With the advice of their academic advisors, students tailor their own course of study either within a specific discipline or across disciplines.

The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business is designed to help you learn the skills you need to excel today, while earning credits to drive you toward tomorrow’s goals. Your program will consist of four to six business courses. You may accelerate the curriculum and complete it in as little as eight months, or take up to three years to finish. You may choose to focus on one area of specialty or gain fundamental business knowledge by enrolling in a variety of courses.

There are three tracks within the Graduate Certificate of Business Administration:

The part-time MBA track is for students who are specifically interested in pursuing the part-time MBA upon completion of the certificate program. Upon successful completion of this track, students are eligible to waive the GMAT/GRE requirement for admission into the part-time MBA and part-time MBA/MS finance programs. To be eligible for the GMAT/GRE waiver, one must complete the track with a B or better in each course and earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.300.

The international student track is an opportunity for international students to study full-time, earning 15 graduate credits over two consecutive semesters. Students must take five core MBA courses as they become available for this particular section and must be enrolled full-time in their first semester of study.

Customize your schedule and build your own track by taking any 12 credits within the part-time MBA program assuming you meet prerequisites per course.

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.


Complete one of the following three tracks. Note: The part-time MBA track and the international student track require an additional 3 semester hours.

Part-Time MBA Track

ACCT 6200Financial Reporting and Managerial Decision Making 13
ACCT 6201Financial Reporting and Managerial Decision Making 21.5
FINA 6200Value Creation through Financial Decision Making3
HRMG 6200Managing People and Organizations3
MGSC 6200Information Analysis3
MGSC 6204Managing Information Resources1.5

International Student Track

ACCT 6200Financial Reporting and Managerial Decision Making 13
ENTR 6200Enterprise Growth and Innovation3
HRMG 6200Managing People and Organizations3
INTB 6200Managing the Global Enterprise3
MKTG 6200Creating and Sustaining Customer Markets3

Build Your Own Track

Customize your schedule by taking any 12 credits within the part-time MBA program assuming you meet prerequisites per course.

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

12 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required