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Business Administration, Certificate in (Post-baccalaureate graduate certificate)

McQuaid, Ms. Jana P.
Graduate Program Director
jpmcquaid@vcu.edu
(804) 828-4622

Web:
www.business.vcu.edu/graduate

Admission requirements summary

Business Administration, Certificate in (Post-baccalaureate graduate certificate)
Degree:

Certificate
Semester(s)
of entry:

Fall

Spring

Summer
Deadline
dates:

Jul 15

Nov 15

Mar 15
Test
requirements:

The Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Business Administration is designed for professionals with little or no prior business course work who seek an opportunity for advanced study in core business function areas. The certificate provides students the ability to advance their careers while receiving recognition for academic accomplishment in the form of a graduate certificate. By completing the curriculum for the certificate, students will have satisfied the foundation course requirements in the M.B.A. and other master’s programs in business.

Student learning outcomes

Admissions criteria

Applicants must have earned a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university. This program is intended for students with an undergraduate degree in an area other than business management. Other admission requirements include a mininum undergraduate GPA of 2.7 in at least 60 hours of course work. Work experience is preferred. If students have not previously completed MGMT 500 Quantitative Foundation for Decision Making and INFO 360 Business Information Systems, or their equivalents, they are expected to complete these courses before completion of the certificate requirements.

Certificate requirements

In order to be eligible to receive the certificate, a student must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0. Completion of this graduate certificate program requires 21 credit hours beyond the bachelor’s degree. The director of graduate studies in the School of Business may waive up to 12 credit hours based upon equivalent course work completed in the past five years with a grade of B or better. Successful completion of the graduate certificate program does not guarantee admission to a master’s-level program. Students interested in applying at a later date to either the M.B.A. or other master’s programs must do so through a separate application process.

Curriculum

 
credits
Co-requisites:
MGMT 500 Quantitative Foundation for Decision Making
3
INFO 360 Business Information Systems
3
 
Required courses
ACCT 507 Fundamentals of Accounting
3
ECON 500 Concepts in Economics
3
FIRE 520 Financial Concepts of Management
3
MGMT 524 Statistical Elements of Quantitative Management
3
MGMT 530 Fundamentals of the Legal Environment of Business
3
MGMT 540 Management Theory and Practice
3
MKTG 570 Concepts and Issues in Marketing
3
 
Total
21

 

 

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