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Graduate Business Certificate Online

The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration is a 15 graduate credit-hour online program designed for individuals who have already completed a bachelor's degree program in a non-business discipline. Students will gain working knowledge of business foundational areas. This certificate program is for individuals who:

  • are interested in gaining knowledge and competencies in business fundamentals,
  • would like to develop skills to operate more effectively in business organizations, to meet the demands of new careers in management, or to advance their professional goals or careers, 
  • would like to take graduate-level business courses without having to commit to pursuing a MBA, or
  • are interested in pursuing a MBA degree.

Benefits of this certificate program include:  


Students will be able to obtain the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration through completion of the following five existing online/hybrid courses (3 hours each, totaling 15 hours).  

MBA 500 Survey of Accounting
MBA 501 Survey of Economics and Finance
MBA 502 Survey of Management and Management Information Systems
MBA 503 Survey of Marketing and the Legal Environment of Business
MBA 504 Survey of Statistics and Operations Management

View course descriptions and the online catalog


Graduate school admission is required to enroll in this certificate program.To be considered for admission to the Graduate Business Certificate Program, applicants must meet the minimum admission requirements. Learn more at the Graduate School.

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Because courses in this program will only be available online, the program may not be available to all applicants. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette and its online programs must be in compliance in every state where a student is located. (Visit the Online Programs website to learn more.) International students also may not be eligible. According to U.S. immigration regulations, F-1 students cannot pursue online degrees; international students in other visa categories (i.e., H-4, L2) are exempt from this restriction.


UL Lafayette students enrolled in certain 100% online degree or certificate programs will pay a flat, per-credit-hour rate tuition. For Moody College of Business, the flat rate applies to our online BSBA in Management, online MS Accounting, and online Graduate Certificate programs. Flat rate tuition is not available for our MBA online program or on campus undergraduate/graduate students taking online courses. On campus students taking online courses will still pay the on-campus tuition rate and distance learning fee. Students in undergraduate online degree programs pay $380 per credit hour; online graduate students pay $480 per credit hour. Additional course fees, including materials, labs and proctoring fees, are not included. Online students are not assessed additional operational and activity fees or out-of-state tuition.

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