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In this program, students will gain foundational knowledge in the fields of accounting, finance, and marketing. Electives in economics, organization behavior, quantitative methods, and operations management offer the flexibility to pursue additional business knowledge that is relevant to a student’s goals.
This graduate certificate is ideal for the working professional in any field who is interested in gaining foundational knowledge of the key business disciplines to either advance in their careers or manage their businesses.
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.
- February 15 (early), April 15 (regular) and July 15 (late) for fall semester
- October 1 (early) and November 15 (regular) for winter semester
- March 1 (regular) for summer semester
- May 1 for fall (September) admission
- September 1 for winter (January) admission
- January 1 for summer (May) admission
To be considered for graduate admission, applicants must submit all Graduate Application Requirements and additional department requirements by the published application deadlines:
- Additional department application requirements
An earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution OR a degree equivalent to a four-year U.S. baccalaureate degree from a college or university of government-recognized standing.
Applicants should have minimally some college algebra course work in their undergraduate degree program
- Curriculum Vitae or Resumé
Admission review and assessment
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Business Essentials program is selective. In making admission recommendations to the graduate certificate program, the department assesses the potential of applicants for success in the program by examining their graduate records, their experience, and their recommendation forms.