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Graduate Certificate in Business Administration & Management

4,965 Yearly Graduations
$60,100 Median Salary
$40,982 Median Debt
A graduate certificate in business administration is offered at 387 colleges in the United States. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 37% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 8.2% of business administration graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Business Administration Majors

In 2018-2019, 4,965 graduate certificate 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 128,188
Graduate Certificate 4,965
Doctor’s Degree 2,604

Earnings of Business Administration Majors With Graduate Certificate

The median salary for graduates holding a graduate certificate in business administration is $60,100. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

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 52.7% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 2,347
Women 2,618
Gender Diversity of Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

The racial-ethnic distribution of business administration graduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 258
Black or African American 981
Hispanic or Latino 474
White 2,299
International Students 406
Other Races/Ethnicities 547
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Business Administration Graduate Certificate Students

There are 387 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in business administration. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

326 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
78% 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 13,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,460 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,578 per year.

The business administration program at University of Houston - Downtown awarded 326 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. About 62% of this group were women, and 78% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

DeVry University - Illinois

Chicago, Illinois
239 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

DeVry University - Illinois comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in business administration. Each year, around 16,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,663 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,072 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 239 people received their graduate certificate in business administration from DeVry University - Illinois. About 62% of this group were women, and 55% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Webster University

Saint Louis, Missouri
196 Yearly Graduations
48% Women
70% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for business administration majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Webster University. Roughly 12,700 attend the school each year. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 196 people received their graduate certificate in business administration from Webster. About 48% of this group were women, and 70% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
150 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for business administration majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Capella University. Each year, around 36,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 150 people received their graduate certificate in business administration from Capella University. About 69% of this group were women, and 47% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa
145 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Iowa is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in business administration. Roughly 32,100 attend the school each year. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 145 graduate certificate were handed out to business administration majors at Iowa. Of these students, 50% were women and 14% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California
134 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Southern California is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in business administration. Roughly 45,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,256 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $46,272 per year.

The business administration program at University of Southern California awarded 134 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 34% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 38% were women.

#7

Washington State University

Pullman, Washington
132 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for business administration majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Washington State University. Each year, around 30,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,953 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,493 per year.

The business administration program at Washington State University awarded 132 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 33% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

120 Yearly Graduations
54% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Phoenix - Arizona is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in business administration. Roughly 103,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,552 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,752 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 120 graduate certificate were handed out to business administration majors at UOPX - Arizona. About 54% of this group were women, and 52% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

West Chester, Pennsylvania
116 Yearly Graduations
36% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

West Chester University of Pennsylvania comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in business administration. Each year, around 17,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

The business administration program at West Chester University of Pennsylvania awarded 116 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 36% were women and 18% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Champlain College

Burlington, Vermont
114 Yearly Graduations
54% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for business administration majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Champlain College. Roughly 4,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $41,728 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,310 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 114 graduate certificate were handed out to business administration majors at Champlain. Of these students, 54% were women and 30% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

University of Dallas

Irving, Texas
108 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Dallas is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in business administration. Roughly 2,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $39,680 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $33,750 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 108 graduate certificate were handed out to business administration majors at Udallas. Around 46% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 29% were women.

#12

Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, New Hampshire
105 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southern New Hampshire University is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in business administration. Roughly 90,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $30,756 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,810 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 105 graduate certificate were handed out to business administration majors at SNHU. Of these students, 45% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Walden University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
98 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Walden University comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in business administration. Roughly 49,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,428 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,039 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 98 graduate certificate were handed out to business administration majors at Walden University. Around 60% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 80% were women.

#14

Missouri State University - Springfield

Springfield, Missouri
97 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Missouri State University - Springfield is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in business administration. Each year, around 23,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,540 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,202 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 97 people received their graduate certificate in business administration from Missouri State. Of these students, 52% were women and 4% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Babson College

Wellesley, Massachusetts
91 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Babson College is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in business administration. Each year, around 3,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $52,608 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $89,550 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 91 graduate certificate were handed out to business administration majors at Babson College. About 55% of this group were women, and 20% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, Michigan
82 Yearly Graduations
54% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Central Michigan University comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in business administration. Each year, around 23,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,383 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,700 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 82 people received their graduate certificate in business administration from Central Michigan. Of these students, 54% were women and 43% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, Louisiana
76 Yearly Graduations
37% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for business administration majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Louisiana Tech University. Roughly 12,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,400 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,592 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 76 people received their graduate certificate in business administration from Louisiana Tech. Of these students, 37% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

68 Yearly Graduations
65% Women
76% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Maryland - University College comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in business administration. Each year, around 59,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

The business administration program at University of Maryland - University College awarded 68 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 76% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 65% were women.

#19

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, Virginia
66 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for business administration majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Virginia - Main Campus. Each year, around 24,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,970 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,578 per year.

The business administration program at University of Virginia - Main Campus awarded 66 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 26% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 55% were women.

#20

St Catherine University

Saint Paul, Minnesota
65 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

St Catherine University comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in business administration. Roughly 4,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $32,522 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,948 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 65 people received their graduate certificate in business administration from St. Kate's. About 91% of this group were women, and 18% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Human Resource Management 1,510
Management Sciences & Methods 1,451
Accounting 1,089
Finance & Financial Management 631
Entrepreneurial Studies 584

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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