Business Administration – Certificate Programs

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Frostburg State University offers three ONLINE Post-Baccalaureate Certificates (PBC):

  • Business Analytics,
  • Health Care Management and
  • Management.

Post Bachelor's Certificates are designed to provide a pathway for those who are seeking to develop additional skills and knowledge for the purpose of career advancement and marketability. The PBC improves your marketability with employers and provides an opportunity to go deeper into a subject area for career advancement. And if you decide a full master's degree is what you want, the certificate program strengthens your chances of getting into a graduate school.

These certificates requires about half the coursework, time and tuition as a master's degree. The Health Care Management and Management certificates can be completed in as little as two semesters, while the Business Analytics certificate can be completed in 3 semesters.

Students who successfully complete the PBC with a 3.0 GPA or higher can continue on to the MBA program and will have GRE/GMAT requirements waived. Students wishing to continue in the MBA program should apply during the last semester of enrollment in the certificate program.

Course Requirements

  • Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Business Analytics (12 –15 credits)

    It is strongly recommended that applicants have a 200 level statistics course or strong statistical knowledge prior to entering this certificate program.

    MGMT 621 Foundations of Analytics
    MGMT 622 Data Management (Prerequisite: MGMT 621)
    MGMT 623 Data Analysis (Prerequisite: MGMT 621)

    And one of the following:
    MGMT 624 Predictive Analytics (Prerequisite: MGMT 623)
    MGMT 625 Prescriptive Analytics (Prerequisite: MGMT 623)

  • Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Health Care Management (12 – 15 credits)

    Students who do not have a degree in business or undergraduate coursework to meet the prerequisites may be required to complete 15 credits to include the MKTG 508 Essentials of Marketing and Management (3 credits) as part of the PBC requirements. A transcript review will determine whether this is a required course as part of the PBC.

    MGMT 631 Health Care Management and Finance
    MGMT 632 Health Care Policy, Law and Ethics
    MGMT 633 Principles of Population Health Management
    MGMT 634 Health Care Information Management Systems

  • Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Management (12 – 15 credits)

    Students who do not have a degree in business or undergraduate coursework to meet the prerequisites may be required to complete 15 credits to include the MKTG 508 Essentials of Marketing and Management (3 credits) as part of the PBC requirements. A transcript review will determine whether this is a required course as part of the PBC.

    MGMT 510 Leadership and Ethics
    MGMT 542 Organizational Behavior
    MGMT 620 Strategic Human Resource Management
    MKTG 640 Marketing Management


Course Descriptions    Graduate Catalog

Course Load and Scheduling

Frostburg State University offers all courses each semester but availability differs in each 7-week session within the semester. Summer session schedules traditionally include all courses; however, this may vary based on demand.

FSU knows that different students will progress at different speeds depending upon personal and professional demands, so don't worry. This program can work within your schedule and at your pace.

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