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Certificate in Business in Fundamentals

The graduate certificate in Business Fundamentals emphasizes student choice in fulfilling career needs. This certificate is designed primarily for participants interested in learning some of the basic concepts of business or who are considering the eventual completion of an MBA, but desire a sampling of courses. Local, national and international organizations frequently consider the Business Fundamentals as an option for maintaining the currency of their human capital.

Requirements (12 credits)

The certificate requires the completion of eight of the following courses:

  • ACCT 505 -  Introduction to Accounting (1.5 cr)
  • ECON 505 -  Microeconomics (1.5 cr)
  • ECON 506 -  Macroeconomics (1.5 cr)
  • FIN 505 -  Financial Management (1.5 cr)
  • MKTG 505 -  Marketing Essentials (1.5 cr)
  • OPM 505 -  Introduction to Operations Management (1.5 cr)
  • OPRE 505 -  Fundamentals of Statistics (1.5)
  • OPRE 506 -  Managerial Statistics (1.5)

Application: Complete your application. Questions about the application should be directed to the UB Office of Admissions (410.837.4777).

Personal Statement: Detail your reasons for seeking a graduate business education, your short-and long-term professional and personal goals, and how you think this graduate program will help you achieve them. Provide any additional information highlighting unique aspects of your candidacy to the Admissions Committee. Please limit statement to 1,000 words.

Transcripts: Submit two copies of official transcripts from all institutions attended. Applicants to the graduate business certificate programs are required to have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0.

Letters of Recommendation: Provide two letters of recommendation addressing your abilities to successfully complete a graduate business program.

Resume: Provide a current resume detailing employment history (including dates, titles, responsibilities, and community activities.

GMAT: The GMAT is not required for applicants to the graduate business certificate programs.

Important Dates:
Your application will be accepted on a rolling basis but you can use these dates as a guide.

  • Fall: Aug. 15
  • Spring: Jan. 1
  • Summer: May 1

Admission will be offered depending on availability of space, strength of your credentials and sufficiency of time for processing.

Questions? Contact an admission counselor at 410.837.4777 or

Gainful employment information is provided to help you make an informed decision about this certificate program related to time and resources required to complete the program and possible employment outcomes.