Graduate Certificate Foundation Courses

Candidates with undergraduate degrees from areas other than business or candidates whose graduate or undergraduate programs in business did not contain appropriate coursework may be required to take foundation courses before completing the certificate program. Such foundation courses must be completed with a GPA of 3.0 or better prior to beginning the certificate courses.


The following four graduate certificate foundation courses may be required:

ACCT 51010Financial Accounting Concepts


ECON 53081Economics Concepts


EPB 50100Academic Writing for Graduate Students (6)


MGMT 56025Business Concepts


Notes: (1) Courses are three credit hours unless otherwise indicated.

(2) Additional foundation courses may vary by specific graduate certificate programs.

(3) Any and all of the foundation courses may be waived if in the judgment of PSB&E the applicant has earned, within the past five years, university level credit covering the topics of the prerequisite course with a GPA of 3.0 or better or the equivalent.