Blaze a Path to Your Part-Time MBA

Build your foundational business knowledge and get on the fast track towards earning your MBA. The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration’s Part-Time MBA Path will give you the foundational skills you need to make an immediate impact on your career, while earning credits that you may apply to a future master’s degree.

What are you waiting for?

Does this sound like you? You’re as busy as you are ambitious. You know that your career would benefit from business education, but embarking on an intensive full-time program just doesn’t feel realistic right now. Your schedule is tight. You have no time to study for the GMAT or work through applications. And besides, you need new skills right away if you’re going to get ahead in your career—you don’t lose out on opportunities.

We have your solution: the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration’s Part-Time MBA Path. This six-course program provides a finance and management-focused business foundation. You’ll enroll in D’Amore-McKim master’s courses, so you will experience graduate business coursework before enrolling in a full degree program.

Advance Your Career−Starting Now.

The Part-Time MBA program is designed to help you develop the skills you need without any delay.

Learn skills that you can apply to your career, immediately. The lessons you learn in class on Thursday night will spill out of the classroom and be useful Friday morning at the office, and a professional credential will bolster your professional profile. At the same time, you will be gaining experience in a graduate business classroom, allowing you to better evaluate whether continuing on to a master’s program is the right choice for you.

Class schedules will work with your busy professional life. Classes are offered Monday through Thursday evenings at 5:20 and 7:30 p.m. Or take morning or afternoon classes every other Saturday. You can even take one course online. Finish your certificate in as little as three semesters or spread out your course load over as long as three years.

Once you have completed your certificate, you will be better prepared to make an informed decision about your educational future. If you are interested in continuing on to a master’s degree, your certificate will give you a head start. If you apply and are accepted to an eligible D’Amore-McKim master’s program, such as the Part-Time MBA, the credits you’ve earned during your certificate program will apply. Not only that, but your performance in the courses can make you eligible to waive the GMAT requirement. Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.3 and a “B” or better in each of your certificate classes, and we’ll waive the GRE/GMAT requirement.

If you complete your certificate and decide not to pursue a further degree, that is okay too! Your Graduate Certificate is a valuable standalone credential. If you decide later on that a master’s degree makes sense for you, your eligibility to waive the GMAT or apply credits earned will be good for up five years after completing your certificate.

I was looking for MBA programs that were well-positioned in the rankings. I got in touch with D’Amore-McKim, and they told me more about the certificate program. I wasn’t sure that a MBA was the right path for me, so the graduate certificate was a good way for me to get started.

Pedro Cesar Gomes, GCBA’15

Program Details

To complete the Part-Time MBA Path, you will take six foundational classes (15 credits) from our Part-Time MBA curriculum. You’ll learn directly from our internationally respected MBA faculty, which includes cutting edge researchers and experienced entrepreneurs, executives, and consultants.

Required Courses

Provides students with basic information analysis skills and tools needed to manage effectively in today’s information-intensive business climate. Exposes students to analytical problems from different areas of business and the quantitative concepts and techniques that can analyze them. Course objectives are to improve the information analysis skills of the students, to provide students with a working knowledge of important statistical tools, to help students become more critical evaluators of studies and reports involving statistical and quantitative methods, and to improve skills in communicating the results of analyses. Offers students the opportunity to learn how to evaluate, analyze, and interpret data, and present their findings and conclusions that will be most useful for managerial decision making through the use of business applications and analytical software.
MGSC 6200 | 3 credits
Offers the first of a two-course sequence that focuses on the acquisition, measurement, and management of firm resources. Business managers make strategic decisions about the acquisition and use of a variety of firm resources. Helps enable students to understand and utilize critical information in corporate financial reports to improve business decision making. Offers students the opportunity to learn contemporary methods of financial reporting and analysis used by internal decision makers and external capital providers. Required course for co-op MBA/part-time MBA.
ACCT 6200 | 3 credits
Continues ACCT 6200, offering the second of a two-course sequence that focuses on the acquisition, measurement, and management of firm resources. Critical to the effective planning, implementation, and management of successful business strategies is the ability to measure and manage the commitment and utilization of entity resources. Focuses on contemporary methods and frameworks used in the process of measuring, analyzing, and allocating firm resources to achieve strategic and operating objectives. Required course for co-op MBA/part-time MBA.
ACCT 6201 | 1.5 credits
Focuses on issues of the strategic uses of information technology for competitive advantage, support of business processes, information and control, digital business, integration of business with technology, organizational communication, and data management. Information has become a key resource in doing business. Managers must understand that high-quality information adds value to existing products and services, enhances the creation of new products, changes the efficiency and effectiveness of business processes, and affects relationships with customers, suppliers, and competitors.
MGSC 6204 | 1.5 credits
Examines today’s evolving environment, in which effective utilization of human resources is a source of competitive advantage. To maximize the contribution of organizational members, managers must be able to understand, diagnose, and influence workplace behavior in the context of change. Topics include management of cross-functional teams and boundaryless organizations. Emphasis is on the role of corporate culture and distributed leadership.
HRMG 6200 | 3 credits
Highlights the role of financial management as a source of value creation in a competitive global environment characterized by rapid technological, personal, and market changes. Offers students an opportunity to develop tools and techniques of financial analysis and valuation to support financial decision making. Presents future managers with actual business problems to learn to apply the tools of financial analysis to strategic decisions faced by the firm, such as capital budgeting and capital structure.
FINA 6200 | 3 credits