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492 Yearly Graduations
$63,900 Median Salary
40% Women
A graduate certificate in general business is offered at 52 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 20% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 10.0% of general business graduates were international students.

Education Levels of General Business Majors

In 2018-2019, 492 graduate certificate were awarded to general business majors. This earns it the #36 spot on the list of the most popular graduate certificate programs in the nation.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 9,486
Graduate Certificate 492
Doctor’s Degree 258

Earnings of General Business Majors With Graduate Certificate

The median salary for graduates holding a graduate certificate in general business is $63,900. 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.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $60,150 and the high is $67,650.

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Student Debt

We do not have the data to calculate the median and range of debt loads for general business students who are graduate certificate holders.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue graduate certificate in general business. About 60.4% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 297
Women 195
Gender Diversity of Graduate Certificate in General Business

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 23
Black or African American 22
Hispanic or Latino 25
White 333
International Students 49
Other Races/Ethnicities 40
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of General Business Graduate Certificate Students

There are 52 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in general business. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Indiana University - Bloomington

Bloomington, Indiana
122 Yearly Graduations
34% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for general business students seekinga graduate certificate is Indiana University - Bloomington. Each year, around 43,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,575 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,501 per year.

The general business program at Indiana University - Bloomington awarded 122 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. About 34% of this group were women, and 22% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

University of Kansas

Lawrence, Kansas
112 Yearly Graduations
37% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Kansas is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in general business. Each year, around 27,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,092 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,989 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 112 people received their graduate certificate in general business from KU. Of these students, 37% were women and 18% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Pennsylvania State University - World Campus

University Park, Pennsylvania
72 Yearly Graduations
39% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for general business majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Pennsylvania State University - World Campus. Each year, around 14,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,484 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,682 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 72 people received their graduate certificate in general business from Penn State World Campus. Around 17% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 39% were women.

#4

Clarkson University

Potsdam, New York
24 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Clarkson University comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in general business. Roughly 4,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $49,858 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $33,312 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 24 graduate certificate were handed out to general business majors at Clarkson. Of these students, 33% were women and 8% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth

North Dartmouth, Massachusetts
24 Yearly Graduations
42% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for general business majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth. Each year, around 8,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,833 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,390 per year.

The general business program at University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth awarded 24 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 42% were women and 8% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

21 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Cincinnati - Main Campus is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in general business. Each year, around 37,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,476 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,790 per year.

The general business program at University of Cincinnati - Main Campus awarded 21 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 52% were women and 29% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Ball State University

Muncie, Indiana
18 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ball State University comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in general business. Roughly 22,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,358 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,850 per year.

The general business program at Ball State University awarded 18 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. About 44% of this group were women, and 11% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Valparaiso University

Valparaiso, Indiana
16 Yearly Graduations
56% Women

Valparaiso University comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in general business. Roughly 4,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $40,520 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,700 per year.

The general business program at Valparaiso University awarded 16 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year.

#9

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah
15 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Utah comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in general business. Roughly 32,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,412 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,211 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 people received their graduate certificate in general business from U of U. About 40% of this group were women, and 7% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

University of Miami

Coral Gables, Florida
12 Yearly Graduations
42% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for general business majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Miami. Each year, around 17,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,400 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $37,800 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 people received their graduate certificate in general business from U Miami. About 42% of this group were women, and 42% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

American Public University System

Charles Town, West Virginia
8 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

American Public University System is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in general business. Roughly 46,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,804 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,615 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 people received their graduate certificate in general business from American Military University. About 75% of this group were women, and 38% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Post University

Waterbury, Connecticut
8 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for general business majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Post University. Roughly 8,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,258 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,500 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 graduate certificate were handed out to general business majors at Post University. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

7 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Indiana University - Northwest is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in general business. Roughly 4,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,895 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,264 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their graduate certificate in general business from IU Northwest. About 57% of this group were women, and 71% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

University of Missouri - St Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri
7 Yearly Graduations
29% Women

University of Missouri - St Louis is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in general business. Each year, around 16,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,079 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,007 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their graduate certificate in general business from UMSL.

#15

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, Massachusetts
6 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Worcester Polytechnic Institute is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in general business. Each year, around 6,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $51,604 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $28,188 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 people received their graduate certificate in general business from WPI. Of these students, 33% were women and 17% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
5 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for general business majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. Each year, around 24,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,091 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,543 per year.

The general business program at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee awarded 5 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 40% were women.

#17

Indiana University - South Bend

South Bend, Indiana
3 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for general business majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Indiana University - South Bend. Roughly 5,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,895 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,264 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 people received their graduate certificate in general business from Indiana University - South Bend. About 33% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California
3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

The 17th most popular school in the country for general business majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Southern California. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 graduate certificate were handed out to general business majors at USC.

2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in general business. Roughly 27,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,664 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,959 per year.

The general business program at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley awarded 2 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 50% were women and 100% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

Rockhurst University

Kansas City, Missouri
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Rockhurst University comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in general business. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $37,800 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,876 per year.

The general business program at Rockhurst University awarded 2 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 4,965
Human Resource Management 1,510
Management Sciences & Methods 1,451
Accounting 1,089
Finance & Financial Management 631

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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