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Certificate of Advanced Management Program

The Certificate of Advanced Management program is for students who have earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree or an equivalent business-related graduate degree (which includes a background of business core courses), and are looking for additional learning opportunities to enhance their professional development. Participants have access to an experienced management faculty, a diverse student body, small classes, and modern academic resources.

There are no required courses for the certificate—students need to successfully complete 9 credits of MBA elective courses, and maintain a minimum grade point average of B (3.00). Students may choose the topics that interest them, allowing for a broad range of coursework or a tightly focused learning experience. Please see Babson’s Course Listing for a complete list of courses offered. Students are expected to complete all requirements for the certificate within a three-calendar-year period from the date of the initial enrollment in the program.

Both day and evening classes are available to certificate participants. Day classes generally meet twice a week—each class meeting for 75 minutes. Evening classes meet once a week, Monday through Thursday, from 6:30–9:30 p.m. The F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business also offers two accelerated summer sessions with evening classes that meet twice a week. 

Tuition and Costs

Tuition for the Certificate in Advanced Management Program is billed at the per-credit graduate rate for the academic year in which each course is taken. For example, if all 9 credits required for the Certificate are taken during the 2014-2015 academic year, the program tuition would be 9 x $1,550/credit for a total of $13,950.

Books and supplies: In 2014-2015 the estimate average costs of books and supplies is $62/credit.

Learn more about estimated living expenses and student loan options.

The U.S. Department of Education requires postsecondary schools to disclose cost and completion information for the most recently completed academic year (2013-2014) for certificate programs.
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