Graduate Certificate Programs

Graduate Business Essentials

The Graduate Business Essentials Certificate is for students who have graduated with a bachelor’s degree in something other than business who now would like to gain basic business knowledge.  Many times our careers take us in a direction that suddenly requires an understanding of business for example.

  •  This is a perfect certificate for new small business owners who need to get an overview of the major areas of running a business.
  • This is also an attractive program for graduates who aren’t sure if they want to commit to a MBA program.

These courses are the required foundational courses in the MBA program so should you decide to continue once completing the certificate you have already completed 12 graduate credits!
Required courses:
AC 400 Introduction to Accounting
FI 400 Principles of Finance
MG 400 Organizational Behavior
MK 400 Marketing Management
For more information please contact the Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, Mark Ligas, Ph.D., 203-254-4000 ext 2843 or

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