Graduate Certificate in Foundations of Business
If you're not quite ready to dive into an MBA program, or if you're just looking for some business knowledge, a Foundations of Business certificate is your ticket to executive education. You'll learn the basics of business management and get a great introduction to our MBA programs. And if you later decide to pursue a full MBA, this certificate is the perfect pathway to a Working Professional MBA program.
The Foundations of Business certificate is open to anyone with an accredited bachelor's degree, with a minimum 3.0 GPA. And you don't need prior business education to apply. Applications will only be considered after all necessary material is submitted including the transcripts of completion for the MBA Math Tutorial. MBA Math is an online tuturorial that applicants purchase and complete. It is a preparatory tutorial for the Foundations of Business Certificate and covers topics including accounting, finance, statistics, economics and spreadsheets.
Credits earned for the certificate may be applied to the requirements for the MBA degree should you decide to pursue it. Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Foundations of Business in a one-year perid with a 3.5 or higher GPA waives the GMAT requirement for the MBA program application. Students must apply to the MBA for the term directly following their completion of the certificate to be eligible for the GMAT waiver.
Structure and Length
The Certificate includes six courses (18 credits), offered at the KU Edwards Campus in an eight week module format. There are two modules each semester. Classes are 6-8:40 p.m., two nights a week, Monday through Thursday.
The certificate requires the completion of 6 courses. Courses are 3 credit hours each.
ACCT 701: Financial Accounting
FIN 701: Financial Management
DSCI 701: Statistical Decision Making
MGMT 701: Organizational Behavior
MKTG 701: Marketing Management
BE 701: Managerial Economics
Total credit hours: 18
- Completed online application (be sure to select the Edwards Campus version) 16
- $30 application fee, payable online
- Official transcript with cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher
- Current resume
- MBA Math Transcripts: applicants will only be considered upon successful completion of the MBA Math tutorial with all sections 80% or better, www.mbamath.com
Then you're probably eager to see if you've been accepted. After you apply and have submitted all necessary material, we'll make a decision and send you an email notifying you of a decision letter. You'll be able to access the letter on your application status page.
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