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2019-2020 UMass Dartmouth Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 UMass Dartmouth Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Business Foundations Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

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The Post-Baccalaureate Business Foundations Program offers students who already hold a non-business bachelor’s degree the opportunity to meet the demands of new careers in management or satisfy their personal goal.

Entrance to the Program

Applicants apply for acceptance to the Business Foundations Program through the Graduate Studies Office. Applicants follow the procedures as for acceptance into the MBA, but in a curtailed form. They submit a shortened application form and supply an essay and official transcripts of their college and other graduate degrees. However, they are not required to submit GMAT scores or recommendation letters.

The program is compatible with our MBA foundation requirements, enabling certificate recipients to later transition into the MBA program. Certificate recipients who wish to apply for admission to the MBA program must follow the application requirements and process described elsewhere in this Graduate Catalogue. If admitted to the MBA program, the 600-level course (typically, MGT 600) successfully completed as part of the certificate program within the last five years shall be counted toward the MBA degree with the approval of the Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies.


Students complete the following four courses:

Total credits: 12


If a student has demonstrable experience in any of the above subject areas, substitute foundation courses can be taken upon consultation with and approval of the program advisor. A maximum of one undergraduate course may be applied towards this certificate.

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