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George Mason UniversitySchool of Business

Graduate Certificate in Business Fundamentals

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Program at a Glance

  • 12 credits (4 courses)
  • Fall or Spring start
  • Fairfax campus only
  • Complete in as few as 2 semesters
  • In-state tuition rates for VA, MD, and DC residents
  • Designed for:
    • Professionals seeking to complement their skills with a business credential
    • Mason students in non-business graduate programs

Eligibility:

  • In order to apply for the graduate certificate in business fundamentals, applicants are required to have, at a minimum, a U.S. equivalent bachelor degree from an accredited college or university.

Deadlines

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Application Requirements

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Curriculum: 

Students must completed 12 credits. Classes run on a 16 week schedule and are hosted at the Fairfax campus. 

  • GBUS 613: Financial Reporting and Decision Making
  • GBUS 623: Marketing Management
  • GBUS 643: Managerial Finance
  • GBUS 653: Organizational Behavior

Pathway to MBA:

  • Courses taken in the graduate certificate in business fundamentals can be applied towards the Mason MBA program upon acceptance into the degree program.  

Tuition:

  • Graduate tuition rates apply for the graduate certificate in business fundamentals program. Learn more about current tuition and fee rates at studentaccounts.gmu.edu
  • The graduate certificate in business fundamentals program is currently going through the process of becoming approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for Veterans Affairs Education Benefits.
    • As such, you are strongly encouraged to explore other funding options by contacting the Office of Student Financial Aid in order to find a more immediate, interim solution for financing your educational plans. Please direct questions to the Office of Military Services at 703-993-1316 or email military@gmu.edu