238B Elliott Hall
A post-master’s graduate certificate
for students with a graduate degree in a non-business field
The Post-Master’s Graduate Certificate in General Management program is a 15-credit course of study designed for individuals with a graduate degree in a non-business field who seek core business knowledge. The program emphasizes coursework that covers the major disciplines within the field of business. Upon completion, students will have general knowledge of common business practices and corporate procedures.
Completing the prescribed course of study leads to a graduate certificate granted by the university. Coursework completed within this program can be transferred to a graduate business degree program if the student wishes to continue. This transfer must be completed before the graduate certificate is issued.
Admission terms and application deadlines
Before an applicant’s file can be reviewed for full program admission, all application documents must be received in Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning by the semester deadlines listed below. Incomplete applications will not be sent to departments for admission review.
- July 15 for fall semester
- November 15 for winter semester
- March 15 for summer semester
Readmission and program transfer
Requests for readmission and program transfers must be completed and approved prior to the beginning of a semester.
International application deadlines
International applications are reviewed for fall and winter admission only. To ensure adequate time for review, international applications must be completed at least six months before the desired date of intended enrollment in the University. All international application materials must be submitted by May 1 for fall admission and by September 1 for winter admission. International applicants are not eligible for Special Graduate classification.
Special Graduate classification
Applicants who are seeking a graduate degree or graduate certificate, but are unable to meet the deadline for filing all required application materials or credentials for graduate admission, may contact the department and request Special Graduate temporary admission. The applicant must submit an Application for Admission to Graduate Study, plus a copy of a transcript providing evidence of a bachelor’s degree awarded and any specific evidence concerning their qualifications for graduate study as required by the department. Up to 12 credits may be earned in the Special Graduate classification. Admission as a special graduate student in no way assures subsequent admission to a degree or graduate certificate program.
Students may request special graduate classification beginning with the dates below.
- August 1 for fall semester
- December 1 for winter semester
- April 1 for summer semester
Note: Special Graduate classification will not be granted after the first week of classes in a semester.
To be considered for graduate admission, an applicant must submit all the general admission and program admission requirements listed below:
Program application requirements
Admission review and assessment
In making admission recommendations to the post-master’s graduate certificate program, the department assesses the potential of applicants for success in the program by examining their graduate records, their responses to questions on the Supplemental Program Form, their experience, and their recommendation forms.