​​​​​​​​​​​​Certificate in Advanced Management

The Certificate in Advanced Management (CAM) program provides an opportunity for leaders in organizations of all kinds to develop additional skills and knowledge. Participants may choose the topics that interest them and fit their career goals, allowing for a broad range of coursework or a more focused learning experience.

The following disciplines are popular areas on which students have chosen to focus their studies. You are not required to choose courses in these areas—you may create groupings of your own or take courses in a variety of subject areas.

MBA Pathway

All CAM students, including students with no academic business foundation, may consider these courses:

MBA7509 Decisions (3 credits, Fall, Spring, Summer)
MOB7511 Negotiations (3 credits, Fall, Spring, Summer)
MOB9525 Leading Innovation: Creating Organic Growth (1.5 credits, Fall/Spring)
MOB9535 Extended Enterprise Management (1.5 credits, Fall/Spring)

Entrepreneurship 

Students with no academic entrepreneurship foundation should start with this course first:
EPS7200 Entrepreneurship & Opportunity (2 credits, Fall/Spring)

EPS7500 New Venture Creation (3 credits, Fall/Spring)
EPS7510 Entrepreneurial Finance (3 credits, Fall/Spring/Summer)
EPS7520 Managing a Growing Business (3 credits, Fall/Spring/Summer)
EPS7575 Venture Growth Strategies (3 credits, Spring)
EPS7545 The Entrepreneurial Extension: Buying a Small Business (1.5 credits, Fall)

Marketing

Students with no academic marketing foundation should start with this course first:
MKT7200 Marketing (2 credits, Fall/Spring)

MKT7502 Innovation & Experimentation (3 credits)
MKT7505 Strategic Market Planning (3 credits)
MKT7510 Marketing Research & Analysis (3 credits)
MKT7537 Product Management (3 credits)
MKT7550 Consumer Behavior (3 credits)
MKT7542 Digital Marketing

Business Analytics

Students with no academic statistics foundation should start with this course first:
QTM7200 Data, Models, and Decisions (2 credits, Fall/Spring)

MIS9530 Competing on Analytics Using Technology (1.5 credits, Fall/Spring)
QTM9515 Introduction to Data Science and Business Analytics (1.5 credits, Fall/Spring)
QTM7571 Business Intelligence, Analytics, and Visualization (3 credits, Spring)
MBA7545 Analytical Managers & Organizations (3 credits, Fall)

Finance

Students with no academic finance foundation should start with this course first:
FIN7200 Introduction to Financial Management (2 credits, Fall/Spring)
and possibly
ACC7200 Financial Accounting (2 credits, Fall/Spring)

FIN7202 Capital Markets (3 credits, Fall/Spring)
FIN7573 Investment Banking and Financial Advisory (3 credits, Fall/Spring)
FIN7517 Financing and Valuing Sustainability (3 credits, Spring)
FIN7525 Finance for New Ventures (3 credits, Fall)

Business and Social Impact

CAM students with an interest in how businesses can create economic and social value may consider these courses:

MBA7541 Building and Leading Conscious Business
MOB7522 Leading and Managing Sustainability
MOB7518 Solving Big Problems
FIN7517 Financing and Valuing Sustainability
MOB7548 Creating Social Value Matters
MOB9535 Extended Enterprise Management Fundamentals
MOB9540 Extended Enterprise Management Practicum

Course schedule is subject to change; these are suggestions of potential CAM paths, including illustrative choices of courses. However, students have access to the entire elective portfolio and Evening MBA core classes.

Visit Babson’s Course Catalog​ for the complete list of courses offered.

Students must successfully complete 9 credits of MBA elective courses within three calendar years from the date of the initial enrollment in the program and maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average. Depending on the combination of courses and paths, students may earn their certificate with more than 9 credits.​ Courses may be offered in the daytime, evenings, online, or blended online format, as well as weekends for intensive electives. Course days and times will vary by semester.

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