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.

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Track Options

Below are some suggested tracks; however, a track is not required—students can design their own certificate by completing any courses from the MBA program (being mindful of prerequisites). Note: The part-time MBA track and the international student track require an additional 3 semester hours.

Part-Time MBA Track

This 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 prescribed courses listed below with a B or better in each and earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.300. 

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

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

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

Additional Suggested Tracks

Accounting and Finance
ACCT 6200Financial Reporting and Managerial Decision Making 13
ACCT 6201Financial Reporting and Managerial Decision Making 21.5
FINA 6200Value Creation through Financial Decision Making3
FINA 6203Investment Analysis3
FINA 6219Portfolio Management3
MGSC 6200Information Analysis3
CPA Exam Prerequisites
FINA 6200Value Creation through Financial Decision Making3
MECN 6200Global Competition and Market Dominance3
MGMT 6210Law for Managers and Entrepreneurs3
MGSC 6204Managing Information Resources1.5
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
ENTR 6200Enterprise Growth and Innovation3
ENTR 6212Business Planning for New Ventures3
ENTR 6214Social Enterprise3
ENTR 6220Family Business Leadership and Governance3
International Business
INTB 6200Managing the Global Enterprise3
INTB 6212Cultural Aspects of International Business3
INTB 6224Competing to Win in Emerging Markets3
INTB 6226Becoming a Global Leader3
MECN 6200Global Competition and Market Dominance3
Healthcare
HINF 5101Introduction to Health Informatics and Health Information Systems3
HRMG 6220Health Organization Management3
PHTH 5232Evaluating Healthcare Quality3
SCHM 6223Managing Healthcare Supply Chain Operations3
Human Resources
HRMG 6200Managing People and Organizations3
HRMG 6212Creating an Innovative Organization3
HRMG 6213Leadership3
HRMG 6218Great Companies3
HRMG 6214A Management Perspective of Human Resource Management3
Marketing
MKTG 6200Creating and Sustaining Customer Markets3
MKTG 6222Digital Marketing3
MKTG 6223Brand and Advertising Management3
MKTG 6224B2B and Strategic Sales3
MKTG 6226Consumer Behavior3

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

12 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required