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481 Yearly Graduations
$63,900 Median Salary
45% Women
There are 52 schools in the United States where you can get your graduate certificate in general business. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 20% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 12.9% of general business graduates were international students.

Education Levels of General Business Majors

During the 2019-2020 academic year, 481 students earned their graduate certificate in general business. 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 8,782
Graduate Certificate 481
Doctor’s Degree 267

Earnings of General Business Majors With Graduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding a graduate certificate in general business is $63,900. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have. 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

The data on debt ranges for general business majors who have their graduate certificate is not available.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue graduate certificates in general business. About 54.7% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 263
Women 218
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The racial-ethnic distribution of general business graduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 15
Black or African American 31
Hispanic or Latino 31
White 307
International Students 62
Other Races/Ethnicities 35
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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
37% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for general business students seekinga graduate certificate is Indiana University - Bloomington. Roughly 43,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,815 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,786 per year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 122 people received their graduate certificate in general business from IU Bloomington. About 37% of this group were women, and 8% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

University of Kansas

Lawrence, Kansas
112 Yearly Graduations
28% Women
13% 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 26,700 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 2019-2020 academic year, 112 people received their graduate certificate in general business from KU. About 28% of this group were women, and 13% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth

North Dartmouth, Massachusetts
24 Yearly Graduations
86% Women

University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in general business. Each year, around 7,800 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. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 24 people received their graduate certificate in general business from UMass Dartmouth.

#4

Clarkson University

Potsdam, New York
24 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Clarkson University comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in general business. Roughly 4,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $51,454 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $33,312 per year. The general business program at Clarkson University awarded 24 graduate certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. About 43% of this group were women, and 7% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

21 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
32% 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 40,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,723 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,224 per year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 21 people received their graduate certificate in general business from UC. Of these students, 56% were women and 32% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Ball State University

Muncie, Indiana
18 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ball State University comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in general business. Each year, around 21,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,482 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,328 per year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 18 graduate certificates were handed out to general business majors at Ball State. Of these students, 83% were women and 17% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Valparaiso University

Valparaiso, Indiana
16 Yearly Graduations
54% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Valparaiso University is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in general business. Roughly 3,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $41,940 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,700 per year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 16 people received their graduate certificate in general business from Valpo. Of these students, 54% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah
15 Yearly Graduations
46% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for general business majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Utah. Roughly 33,000 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 $6,666 per year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 15 people received their graduate certificate in general business from U of U. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 46% were women.

#11

Post University

Waterbury, Connecticut
8 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for general business majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Post University. Each year, around 13,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 8 people received their graduate certificate in general business from Post University. Of these students, 73% were women and 60% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

American Public University System

Charles Town, West Virginia
8 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

American Public University System comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in general business. Each year, around 50,000 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 $6,660 per year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 8 graduate certificates were handed out to general business majors at American Military University. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 83% were women.

7 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Indiana University - Northwest comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in general business. Roughly 3,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,067 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,482 per year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 7 graduate certificates were handed out to general business majors at IU Northwest. Of these students, 50% were women and 75% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

University of Missouri - St Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri
7 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Missouri - St Louis comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in general business. Each year, around 13,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,328 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,283 per year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 7 graduate certificates were handed out to general business majors at UMSL. About 55% of this group were women, and 45% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, Massachusetts
6 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Worcester Polytechnic Institute comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in general business. Roughly 6,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $53,100 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $28,980 per year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 6 graduate certificates were handed out to general business majors at WPI. About 40% of this group were women, and 20% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
5 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
17% 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. Roughly 24,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,091 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,701 per year. The general business program at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee awarded 5 graduate certificates during the 2019-2020 school year. About 33% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California
3 Yearly Graduations

University of Southern California comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in general business. 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, 3 graduate certificates were handed out to general business majors at USC.

#17

Indiana University - South Bend

South Bend, Indiana
3 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Indiana University - South Bend is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in general business. Roughly 4,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,067 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,482 per year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 3 people received their graduate certificate in general business from Indiana University - South Bend. About 33% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

Kansas State University

Manhattan, Kansas
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 19th most popular school in the country for general business majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Kansas State University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,375 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,212 per year. For the 2019-2020 academic year, 2 graduate certificates were handed out to general business majors at K -State.

#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 certificates in general business. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $38,800 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,200 per year. During the 2019-2020 academic year, 2 people received their graduate certificate in general business from Rockhurst.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 5,311
Management Sciences & Methods 1,933
Human Resource Management 1,700
Accounting 1,018
Finance & Financial Management 897

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.

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