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Post-Master's Graduate Certificates

Delivering a flexible path to learning more about specific areas of business, professionals can expand expertise and explore career options with a post-master's graduate certificate. Certificates are available in general management as well as in specialized areas of business such as international, human resource management and marketing. 

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Graduate Business Programs
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For non-business master's degree students
The Post-Master's Graduate Certificate in General Management is a 15 credit hour course of study designed to accommodate individuals with a graduate degree in a non-business field who seek core business knowledge. The program emphasizes course work that covers the major disciplines within the field of business. Upon completion, students will have core knowledge of common business practices and corporate procedures.

Completing the prescribed course of study in a post-master's graduate certificate leads to a certificate officially granted by the university and not to a degree. Course work completed within this program can subsequently be transferred (if sufficiently current) to a graduate business degree program.

See catalog for program details.

The Post-Master's Graduate Certificates in a specialized area of business is a 15-credit hour course of study designed for students who have already completed an MBA or equivalent degree. Applicants who do not hold an MBA have their degree evaluated by Graduate Business Programs to determine eligibility for admission. See the graduate catalog for information about the following available certificates:

The GMAT is not required for admission to Post-Master's Graduate Certificate programs.

Application requirements:

  • Online Application for Admission from the Graduate School
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resumé - uploaded after online application is submitted
  • Two email addresses for individuals who will write your recommendations - added after online application is submitted
  • Official transcripts from previous colleges and universities for both undergraduate and graduate degrees sent to OU

International students will have additional application requirements.

  • A transcript evaluation (for transcripts from a college or university outside of the United States)
  • TOEFL Exam Scores (for non-native English speakers unless they have a baccalaureate degree from a U.S. college or university or at least 24 credits from a U.S. school)

The GMAT is not required for admission to Post-Master's Graduate Certificate programs.

Applicants to the Post-Master's Graduate Certificate in General Management must hold a non-business Master's degree. Applicants should have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better in their Master's degree. The applicant must also have completed a college course in calculus and a college course in statistics to be eligible for the program.

School of Business Administration

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275 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
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