Certificate in Business Fundamentals
A great way to prepare for the MBA program.
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.
Everything you need to know about the Graduate Business Fundamentals Certificate.
To receive a Certificate in Business Fundamentals, you must complete eight of the following courses and maintain a cumulative GPA of no less than 3.0 for courses taken in the certificate program. The coursework must be completed after you have received a bachelor's degree or equivalent.
Required courses (12 credits):
Browse the course descriptions of all courses that the Merrick School of Business offers, or view the course catalog.
COurse Title Credits Note ACCT 505 Introduction to Accounting 1.5 Waivable based on equivalent undergraduate work. ECON 505 Microeconomics 1.5 Waivable based on equivalent undergraduate work. ECON 506 Macroeconomics 1.5 Waivable based on equivalent undergraduate work. FIN 505 Essentials of Finance 1.5 Waivable based on equivalent undergraduate work. MKTG 505 Marketing Essentials 1.5 Waivable based on equivalent undergraduate work. OPM 505 Introduction to Operations Management 1.5 Waivable based on equivalent undergraduate work. OPRE 505 Fundamentals of Statistics 1.5 Waivable based on equivalent undergraduate work. OPRE 506 Managerial Statistics 1.5 Prerequisite: OPRE 505, waivable based on equivalent undergraduate work.
The following is required for Admission into the Certificate Program:
- Application: Complete your application. Questions about the application should be directed to the Office of Graduate and International Admissions (410.837.6565).
- 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 one page of text. Send the statement to email@example.com.
- 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. Send the transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Letters of Recommendation: Provide one letter of recommendation addressing your abilities to successfully complete a graduate business program. Send the recommendation to email@example.com.
- Resume: Provide a current resume detailing employment history (including dates, titles, responsibilities, and community activities. Send the resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- GMAT: The GMAT is not required for applicants to the graduate business certificate programs.
Gainful Employment InformationGainful 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.
The Merrick School of Business has several program offerings for graduate students.
Master's Degree Programs
M.S in Nonprofit Management and Social Entrepreneurship (offered jointly with UB's College of Public Affairs)
M.S. in Taxation (offered jointly with UB's School of Law)
Graduate Certificate Programs
The following post-baccalaureate certificates are linked to the MBA program.
The following post-baccalaureate certificates are linked to the M.S. in Accounting and Business Advisory Services program.
Master's Advantage (a post-graduate, non-degree program)