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Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration is an 18-credit-hour course of study designed to accommodate individuals with an undergraduate/graduate degree in a non-business field who seek core business knowledge. The program emphasizes course work that covers the major disciplines within the field of business. Upon completion, students will have a core knowledge of common business practices and corporate procedures.

Students must complete the following courses or approved substitutes, if course waivers are appropriate:

Required Courses (5 courses):
ACCTNG 5400 Financial and Managerial Accounting
INFSYS 5800 Management Information Systems
MGMT 5600 Managing People in Organizations
MKTG 5700 Contemporary Marketing Concepts
FINANCE 6500 OR SCMA 5320 Financial Management / Production and Operations Management
Elective Courses (choose one):
BA 5100 Managerial Communication
BA 5900 Law, Ethics, and Business
FINANCE 6500* Financial Management
SCMA 5320* Production and Operations Management

Individual courses may be waived with appropriate undergraduate course work. If a student is able to waive a course, a substitute (approved by the appropriate department chair and the director of graduate programs in business) will be provided. In all cases, 18 hours are needed to complete the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration.

* This course cannot be used as an elective if used as a program requirement.