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 15 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 15 credits required for the Certificate are taken during the 2013-2014 academic year, the program tuition would be 15 x $1,498/credit for a total of $22,470.
Books and supplies: In 2013-2014 the estimate average costs of books and supplies is $62/credit.
Learn more about estimated living expenses and student loan options.
Program Completion Statistics from Most Recent Year (2011-2012)
Number of students who completed the program this academic year: 2
Completion rate (of those who completed the program in the academic year, % completing within the normal time frame for the program which is 3 years): 100%
Median loan debt incurred by students completing the program: $10,250 in federal student loans; $0 in private education loans; $0 in institutional student loans
The certificate offers participants the opportunity to strengthen their business expertise broadly, or in a specific area of their choice, and as such many of the Bureau of Labor Statistic's occupational codes could apply. The official associated federal occupational codes are:
Managers, All Other (SOC code 11-9199)
Business Operations Specialists, All Others (SOC code 13-1199)
Sales Representatives Services, All Other (SOC code 41-3099)
Sales & Related Workers, All Other (SOC code 41-9099)