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Merrick School of Business

Business Fundamentals

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 M.B.A., 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 four of the following courses:

  • ACCT 504 Introduction to Accounting
  • ECON 504 Economics
  • FIN 504 Financial Management
  • MGMT 506 Operations Management
  • MKTG 504 Marketing Management
  • OPRE 504 Business Statistics

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.

  • Gainful Employment Information

    This 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.

    Occupations
    This certificate will prepare you for careers including, but not limited to, the ones listed below. The code referenced is the Standard Occupational Classification code published by the Department of Labor.