Graduate Business Certificates

Graduate Business Certificate Programs

Graduate Business Certificates at the Haub School of Business can be earned in a variety of relevant, in-demand areas.

Topical areas include:

  • Business Intelligence & Analytics
  • Cyber Analytics
  • Data Analytics
  • Finance
  • Financial Analysis and Reporting
  • Financial Services (CFP Board approved)
  • Food Marketing
  • Health and Medical Services
  • Human Resource Management
  • Leading
  • Marketing
  • Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing
  • Real Estate Finance

Graduate Business Certificates are designed to help students and professionals gain a solid understanding of business concepts in their chosen area, in order to prepare them for a variety of academic, professional, and life goals.

The Graduate Business certificate program is an opportunity to enroll in a minimum of four graduate-level business courses offered by the Haub School of Business, without being a matriculating student in a degree program. Students pursuing a Graduate Business Certificate program must comply with all existing course prerequisites, so additional course may be required.

The Graduate Business Certificate Program affords students the opportunity to take part in all the University has to offer (networking; career advising/career fairs; dynamic, graduate-level courses). It’s also appropriate for students interested in matriculating into a Master’s degree program within the Haub School of Business.

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Apply your Graduate Business Certificate courses toward a HSB Masters degree

Courses completed successfully within a Graduate Business Certificate Program can be applied toward a Master’s degree program within the Haub School of Business, all or in part, dependent on the Master’s degree pursued. This course transfer opportunity must be activated within four years of receiving a Graduate Business Certificate.

In order to matriculate into a Business Master’s program, the student must submit an online application for the desired degree program. All admission documents already submitted will be applied toward the Master’s program application

Graduate Business Certificate holders have an additional opportunity for a GMAT Waiver

To be eligible to transition into a Master’s degree program with a GMAT/GRE waiver, a student must achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.2 in the Graduate Business Certificate Program; and must complete a minimum of four 3-credit courses, two of which must be quantitative.

If the Graduate Business Certificate GPA is below 3.2, applicants must submit a GMAT or GRE score or meet the score waiver requirements below:

  • 3.2 cumulative undergraduate GPA or higher
  • 5 years of full-time, progressive work experience with significant scope of responsibility
  • Master’s Degree or other terminal degree
  • Professional licensure or certification: CPA, CFP, CFA or ASQ Six Sigma Yellow Belt or higher

Grading, Probation, Dismissal, and Failure

Students must fulfill all credit hour requirements for the Graduate Business Certificate. Each candidate for graduation must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA in order to be certified for graduation. All courses attempted/completed remain on a student’s transcript and each grade earned will calculate into a student’s cumulative GPA. The student, with support from the Program Director and Student Records Offices, is responsible for monitoring their own academic progress throughout the course of the certificate program.

Retention Processes and Policies

Students enrolled in the Graduate Business Certificate Program have three years to complete their certificate. This three-year limit begins with the student’s first course registration. Extensions beyond this limit can only be made with the approval of the Dean, and only for unusual and serious circumstances.

Students who exceed the time limit to complete the Graduate Business Certificate will be dismissed from the program. Such students may reapply for admission into the program as new students under current admissions standards. Reinstated students may not receive credit for previous coursework.