Fairfield University Offering Business Essentials Certificate to Graduates
Fairfield University’s Dolan School of Business is offering a business essentials certificate program for all post-graduates. The Dolan Graduate Business Essentials Certificate is designed for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree and are interested in attaining foundational business knowledge, and are considering applying for a Masters in Business Administration (MBA). This certificate is a good way for graduates to attain foundational business skills that will enhance their ability to compete in the market but are not ready to commit to a MBA program.
“This certificate is a great way to launch a business career. Most people, regardless of whether their undergraduate major was English or Biology, will end up working in business. In order to succeed, they need the language and skills of accounting, organizational behavior, marketing management, and finance. That’s what we offer,” according to associate dean and director of graduate programs, Dr. Mark Ligas. “This certificate also provides a solid alternative for those who desire advanced business knowledge but are not yet ready to commit to an MBA program.”
Currently, the certificate is available to anyone with an undergraduate degree. It is a good way for students to gain experience with graduate business coursework before committing to a graduate study. “Students in the program can expect to gain by increasing their understanding of how business works. And a benefit of the program is that students will be able to take these courses in flexible, convenient formats, both online an din-class, over a show period of time—potentially one summer.”
Once in the program, students will need to complete the following four courses: MG 400 Organizational Behavior, AC 400 Introduction to Accounting, FI 400 Principles of Finance, and MK 400 Marketing Management.
Please visit the Dolan Graduate Business Essentials Certificate page to learn more about the program.