Certificate in Advanced Management
The program offers participants the opportunity to broaden their professional development and strengthen their areas of business expertise.
Participants have access to an experienced management faculty, a diverse student body, small classes, and modern academic resources. The faculty maintains a strong commitment to teaching while keeping abreast of current industry practices through their consulting, entrepreneurial ventures, and research.
The Certificate in Advanced Management program encourages its participants to be innovative, to experiment with business ventures, and to become involved in professional activities. To this end, Babson offers a close association with the business community and nonprofit organizations.
Certificate in Advanced Management
This is the most “general” curriculum, as there are no required courses for the certificate—candidates only need to complete 15 credits of MBA elective courses. Students can 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 Application for a complete list of courses offered.
Entrepreneurship Certificate Program
The Entrepreneurship Division currently offers its Practitioner Track for students working towards the Certificate in Advanced Management. Students in this track are particularly interested in the practical application of entrepreneurship.
Individuals who have earned the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree or an equivalent business-related graduate degree (which includes a background of business core courses) may apply for admission to the program.
Program Duration and Course Scheduling
Candidates 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 p.m. The F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business also offers two accelerated summer sessions with evening classes that meet twice a week.
Program Requirements and Standards
Certificate candidates are required to complete 15 credits of MBA elective courses of the candidate’s choice. All coursework is taken with MBA and MS students. Certificate students should introduce themselves to the faculty as already having an MBA or MS degree. CAM students are bound by the same standards and policies as the rest of the graduate school community detailed in the Graduate Student Handbook.
To be eligible for the certificate, candidates must successfully complete all coursework and maintain a minimum grade-point average of B (3.00).
International candidates should contact the Graduate Admissions office for more information regarding applying to the program.
Program Statistics 2010-2011
Number of students who completed the program this academic year: 1
Completion rate (of those who completed the program in the academic year, % completing within the normal time frame for the program): 100%
Job placement rate for students completing the program: 100%
Median loan debt incurred by students completing the program: $34,468 in federal student loans; $0 in private education loans
The Certificate offers participants the opportunity to strengthen their business expertise broadly, or in a specific area, and as such can apply to many of the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s occupational codes.