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Learn to lead with business administration skills.

Ready to enhance your skill set but not ready to take on the time and resource commitment that an MBA demands? We've got what you are looking for in our Foundations of Business Administration Certificate, often referred to as a mini MBA.

This five-course certificate program provides the fundamental tools for success in business administration and can be completed within one year, on a part-time basis. All five courses in the certificate program are MBA graduate-level courses and can be applied toward the MBA or a Master of Science Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies opens a new website if you decide to continue your education after earning this valuable credential.

Program Highlights

  • Courses are offered both online and in the classroom for added flexibility.
  • Reputable certificate from an AACSB-accredited business school.
  • Award-winning Collat School of Business faculty instructs every course.
  • Wide range of electives to meet specific interests.
  • Diverse student body contributes to a broad perspective in classes.
  • Network of peers representing various industries.
  • Valuable business insights that can be applied immediately.
  • Certificate can be used as a stepping stone to the UAB MBA with seven remaining courses or applied towards a Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies opens a new website.

Courses and Program Requirements

The Foundations of Business Administration Certificate program addresses the fundamental business disciplines of accounting, finance, management, information technology, and marketing. It consists of five MBA graduate-level courses that include four core courses and one elective. The certificate can be completed in one year if taken on a part-time basis.

Core Courses

  • MBA 601: Accounting and Finance for Managers
  • MBA 631: Management and Organization
  • MBA 619: Information Technology and Business Strategy
  • MBA 651: Marketing Strategy

Elective Courses (choose one)

  • MBA 662: Quantitative Analysis for Business Managers
  • MBA 642: Economics for Managers
  • MBA 608: Strategic Cost Analysis and Decision Making
  • MBA 621: Topics in Corporate Finance
  • MBA 637: Operations and Supply Chain Management

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