Graduate Certificate in Business

The Graduate Certificate in Business program is intended primarily for individuals with degrees in areas other than business, who are interested in learning some basic concepts of business or are considering the eventual completion of an MBA. (Students with a bachelor’s in business are encouraged to pursue the MBA program.)

Students should apply as a non-candidate for degree in the Graduate Programs Office.  Students in this certificate program are not eligible for federal financial aid.

Admission to the Program

Students pursuing certificates in business are admitted to the program using the same criteria as those currently existing for the MBA program with the exception of GMAT or GRE scores. Admission to the Post-Master’s Certificate requires an MBA or equivalent degree. Applicants should have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better in their bachelor’s degree. The applicants must also have completed a college level mathematics, statistics, or quantitative course to be eligible for the program. Applications for admission are available from the School of Management Office, its website, or from the Office of Graduate Programs. Admission to the program is not granted until the application materials are submitted and reviewed.

Application Deadlines

Priority application deadlines are:

  • August 1 for fall entry
  • November 1 for winter entry
  • February 1 for spring entry
  • May 1 for summer entry

International applications are due:

  • May 1 for fall entry
  • September 1 for winter entry

Completed files received by the deadline receive priority in review; files completed after the deadline are reviewed if seats remain.

Completed applications should be received by the Office of Graduate Programs by the published deadlines. For additional information consult:
School of Management
University of Michigan-Flint
1 Riverfront Center West
Flint, MI 48502-1950
(810) 762-3160

Requirements (12 credits)


Four from:

  • ACC 521 - Accounting for Managers (3).
  • FIN 551 - Business Economics (3).
  • FIN 561 - Financial Management (3).
  • MGT 541 - Organizational Behavior (3).
  • MKT 531 - Marketing Management (3).
  • SCM 571 - Operations Management (3).
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  • Students may not waive or transfer courses into certificate program.



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