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Graduate Certificates in Business Administration & Management

5,311 Yearly Graduations
$60,100 Median Salary
$40,982 Median Debt
There are 387 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a graduate certificate in business administration. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 38% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 7.6% of business administration graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Business Administration Majors

In 2019-2020, 5,311 graduate certificates were awarded to business administration majors. This makes it the 2nd most popular graduate certificate program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in business administration at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 121,330
Graduate Certificate 5,311
Doctor’s Degree 2,466

Earnings of Business Administration Majors With Graduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding a graduate certificate in business administration is $60,100. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have. To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $51,700 to a high of $60,100.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a graduate certificate in business administration is $40,982. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary. The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $40,982 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $34,730.

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The median monthly payment of a business administration graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $478.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their graduate certificate in business administration. About 54.0% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 2,445
Women 2,866
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The racial-ethnic distribution of business administration graduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 288
Black or African American 1,015
Hispanic or Latino 548
White 2,581
International Students 403
Other Races/Ethnicities 476
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There are 387 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in business administration. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

326 Yearly Graduations
58% Women
77% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Houston - Downtown tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for business administration majors who are seeking their graduate certificate. Roughly 15,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,673 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,821 per year. The business administration program at University of Houston - Downtown awarded 326 graduate certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. Of these students, 58% were women and 77% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

DeVry University - Illinois

Chicago, Illinois
239 Yearly Graduations
65% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

DeVry University - Illinois comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in business administration. Each year, around 20,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,560 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,072 per year. The business administration program at DeVry University - Illinois awarded 239 graduate certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. About 65% of this group were women, and 50% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Webster University

Saint Louis, Missouri
196 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Webster University is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in business administration. Each year, around 8,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $28,500 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,500 per year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 196 graduate certificates were handed out to business administration majors at Webster. Of these students, 50% were women and 60% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
150 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Capella University is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in business administration. Roughly 38,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,148 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,767 per year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 150 graduate certificates were handed out to business administration majors at Capella University. Of these students, 68% were women and 44% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa
145 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for business administration majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Iowa. Each year, around 30,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,073 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,079 per year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 145 people received their graduate certificate in business administration from Iowa. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 56% were women.

#6

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California
134 Yearly Graduations
41% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for business administration majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Southern California. Roughly 46,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $59,260 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $47,880 per year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 134 graduate certificates were handed out to business administration majors at USC. Of these students, 41% were women and 39% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Washington State University

Pullman, Washington
132 Yearly Graduations
31% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Washington State University is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in business administration. Roughly 31,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,202 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,781 per year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 132 graduate certificates were handed out to business administration majors at Wazzu. About 31% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

120 Yearly Graduations
61% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Phoenix - Arizona comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in business administration. Each year, around 89,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,552 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,096 per year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 120 graduate certificates were handed out to business administration majors at UOPX - Arizona. About 61% of this group were women, and 45% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

West Chester, Pennsylvania
116 Yearly Graduations
46% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

West Chester University of Pennsylvania is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in business administration. Roughly 17,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,716 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,288 per year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 116 graduate certificates were handed out to business administration majors at WCUPA. About 46% of this group were women, and 16% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Champlain College

Burlington, Vermont
114 Yearly Graduations
51% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Champlain College comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in business administration. Each year, around 4,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $42,564 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,310 per year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 114 graduate certificates were handed out to business administration majors at Champlain. About 51% of this group were women, and 28% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

University of Dallas

Irving, Texas
108 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Dallas comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in business administration. Roughly 2,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $41,660 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $33,750 per year. The business administration program at University of Dallas awarded 108 graduate certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. Around 47% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 38% were women.

#12

Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, New Hampshire
105 Yearly Graduations
47% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southern New Hampshire University comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in business administration. Each year, around 134,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,600 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,810 per year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 105 people received their graduate certificate in business administration from SNHU. Of these students, 47% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Walden University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
98 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
63% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for business administration majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Walden University. Roughly 49,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,139 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,272 per year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 98 people received their graduate certificate in business administration from Walden University. Around 63% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 79% were women.

#14

Missouri State University - Springfield

Springfield, Missouri
97 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for business administration majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Missouri State University - Springfield. Each year, around 23,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,840 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,436 per year. The business administration program at Missouri State University - Springfield awarded 97 graduate certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. About 50% of this group were women, and 5% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Babson College

Wellesley, Massachusetts
91 Yearly Graduations
46% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for business administration majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Babson College. Each year, around 3,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,144 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $89,550 per year. The business administration program at Babson College awarded 91 graduate certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. Of these students, 46% were women and 13% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, Michigan
82 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for business administration majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Central Michigan University. Each year, around 17,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,296 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,223 per year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 82 people received their graduate certificate in business administration from Central Michigan. About 62% of this group were women, and 56% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, Louisiana
76 Yearly Graduations
41% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Louisiana Tech University comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in business administration. Each year, around 11,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,401 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,416 per year. The business administration program at Louisiana Tech University awarded 76 graduate certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. Around 22% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 41% were women.

68 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Maryland Global Campus is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in business administration. Roughly 58,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,200 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,640 per year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 68 graduate certificates were handed out to business administration majors at UMGC. Around 64% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 55% were women.

#19

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, Virginia
66 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Virginia - Main Campus is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in business administration. Roughly 25,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,772 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,076 per year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 66 graduate certificates were handed out to business administration majors at University of Virginia. Of these students, 38% were women and 12% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

St Catherine University

Saint Paul, Minnesota
65 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

St Catherine University is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in business administration. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $33,826 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,740 per year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 65 people received their graduate certificate in business administration from St. Kate's. Around 15% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to business administration that offer graduate certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Management Sciences & Methods 1,933
Human Resource Management 1,700
Accounting 1,018
Finance & Financial Management 897
Entrepreneurial Studies 743

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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