The online certificate in Graduate Business Foundations is designed to provide a breadth of business knowledge at the graduate level. This certificate can serve as a stand-alone program to help broaden your understanding of business, or as initial preparation for pursuing an MBA or other graduate business degree.
The Graduate Business Foundations certificate program requires completion of five courses. All courses are 2 credits each and are available online. This 10-credit, 100% online program includes five courses that you’ll select based on your career goals and the prerequisites you need to complete for your graduate program.
Course options include:
* Up to 1 core class may be substituted with 1 elective course
NOTE: These courses fulfill the Common Body of Knowledge requirements that must be completed by some students enrolling in the UW-Whitewater Master of Business Administration program. (These students typically do not have an undergraduate degree in business.) However, these courses cannot be applied toward the MBA program's 36-credit degree requirements.
No GMAT required.
To qualify for admission to the certificate program, students must have a bachelor's degree from a recognized institution and meet graduate admission criteria.
If you do not meet the graduate admission criteria, please email us to determine if you could be admitted on a conditional basis.
International students must meet additional criteria and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Contact us for information and assistance.
Online business graduate programs at UW-Whitewater are a superior value at $678 USD per credit for the 2023-24 academic year — whether you are a Wisconsin resident, an out-of-state student, or international student.
If you compare our graduate tuition to other AACSB-accredited business schools who offer online classes, you will find that this per-credit price is quite reasonable.
What creates this value?
Graduate students can purchase textbooks and other instructional materials through the University Bookstore or elsewhere online. Students should verify what materials are needed with their instructor.
Students enrolled in the Graduate certificate programs are not federal aid eligible.
Students completing a certificate with a degree program may be eligible for financial aid in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, or employment. All of these make up a “Financial Aid Package” and may be offered singly or in various combinations. Since funds are limited, priority for aid is based on financial need and how promptly applications are filed. For more information, please reach out directly to the Financial Aid department.