The Certificate of Advanced Study consists of a five-course program of additional graduate education for those business professionals who have already completed a graduate degree in business (or, for the area of Sport Management, a J.D. degree). Students may choose five courses from one of the areas listed below. (Students may not repeat courses for which they already have earned credit.)
- Business Law
- Information Systems
- International Business
- Pharmaceutical Management
- Sport Management
In addition to the aforementioned, students also may develop an individual plan of graduate coursework in consultation with a selected faculty member. This individual study plan may center on a theme, such as portfolio management, entrepreneurship, small business management or international management.
Depending upon the concentration area selected and the specifics of the graduate business degree possessed by the applicant, applicants may be required to take additional core graduate business courses as a prerequisite to the advanced courses.
The certificate is awarded when the student completes five approved courses within three years, maintaining a 3.0 GPA. Because the certificate is not a degree, graduates from the certificate program do not participate in University Commencement Exercises.