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    Sep 22, 2023  
American University Catalog 2015-2016 
American University Catalog 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Fundamentals (Graduate Certificate)

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Offered by the Kogod School of Business , the Graduate Certificate in Business Fundamentals is designed to provide basic knowledge and skills needed for subsequent graduate-level study of business and management topics.

Graduate students have the option to pair the Business Fundamentals certificate with other university graduate certificates or to complement another master’s degree. Credit hours for courses satisfactorily completed through this certificate may be applied to some specialized master’s degree programs or the Full-time MBA program with permission of the respective program director. No credit hours may be applied to the Professional MBA.

Admission to the Program

Open to students with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited institution with a satisfactory grade point average. Applicants whose first language is not English must have a satisfactory score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Certificate Requirements

  • 12 credit hours of approved coursework with grades of B or better. Grades of B- or lower in this certificate program’s courses are not accepted toward the fulfillment of certificate requirements, although these grades are included in the calculation of the GPA. Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA in certificate courses in order to be awarded a certificate. Students must complete at least 6 credit hours during each 12 month period. Students must complete the certificate within four years.

Course Requirements

Electives (3 credit hours)

  • 3 credit hours of approved graduate-level business coursework

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