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Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2019-2020 
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Business Foundations Graduate Certificate

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Department: Management 

The graduate certificate in Business Foundations allows students with an undergraduate degree in a non-business field to obtain a broad-based foundation in business discipline knowledge. Consisting of six comprehensive courses, the program provides students with the opportunity to gain knowledge, confidence and skills needed to be competitive in the global marketplace. A graduate certificate in business is awarded at the completion of all five courses.

Qualified students may be able to apply certificate courses to the Bridgewater State University MBA program.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be admitted to this program:

  • Bachelor’s degree equivalent to a four-year U.S. undergraduate degree from an accredited institution
  • One official transcript from the registrar of each college or university attended, whether a degree was completed or not. If all college or postgraduate work has not been completed, transcripts must be sent again when work in progress is completed and the degree is posted.
  • The application committee recommends students have earned at least a 2.8 undergraduate GPA.  Additional consideration will be given to applicants who hold an advanced degree (e.g. master’s, doctorate, JD, etc.) or have earned a professional certification such as the CPA, CMA, CFA, PMP or CPIM.
  • A letter of recommendation addressing the applicant’s abilities to successfully complete a graduate business program.
  • A professional resumé
  • A one-page personal statement detailing 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.

Program of Study

Required courses (15 credits)

Students must complete the following five courses with an overall grade point average of 3.0 to earn the graduate certificate in Business Foundations:

Total minimum credits: 15

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