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General Business Administration Certificate

  • 30 Credits
  • School of Business
  • Bronx
  • Westchester
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General Business Administration Certificate Overview

This program is designed to meet the career needs of self-directed, mature student who is interested in acquiring knowledge and skills to promote their professional objectives. The program is open to all qualified applicants whose academic preparation and/or appropriate work experience indicate potential for successful completion.

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Career Opportunities

Build your understanding of core business operations, which will prepare you for a wide range of career possibilities.

    • General and Operations Managers
    • Sales Managers
    • Administrative Services Managers
    • Industrial Production Managers
    • Transportation Managers
    • Storage and Distribution Managers
    • Construction Managers
    • Social and Community Service Managers
    • Supply Chain Managers
    • Security Managers
    • Loss Prevention Managers
    • Cost Estimators
    • Management Analysts

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The Mercy Advantage

• Renowned Faculty

• Part-Time Enrollment

• Multiple Financing Options 
        Financing for this program may be 
        available through grants scholarships,
        loans (federal and private) and
        institutional financing plans

Admission Requirements

Applicants seeking admission to Certificate Programs must have a high school diploma.

Applicants seeking admission to Certificate Programs should contact the Office of Admissions. Matriculated students need only submit a formal application. A student who has completed the requirements for a Certificate may not apply for that Certificate after graduation.

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Degree Requirements

All students, both matriculated and non-matriculated, must apply for admission into the Certificate Program. All students are required to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the Certificate Program being pursued. Upon successful completion of the specific curriculum requirements for a given program, students must apply for the actual certificate.

All credits earned in a Certificate Program are applicable toward the associate and bachelor’s degrees. A maximum of six credits in transfer will be allowed toward a certificate. Ordinarily students pursuing a degree program in a related area will not be allowed to use the courses taken in such a program to satisfy the requirements for a certificate.

Frequently Asked Questions

The program is designed to take 1 year to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2013-2014, *% finished in 1 year.

*Fewer than 10 students completed this program in 2013-14. The number who finished within the normal time has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

Tuition and fees: $18,102. Books and supplies: $1,492. On-campus room and board: not offered.

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*The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.

Financing for this program may be available through grants scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans. The median amount of debt for program graduate is shown below:

  • Federal loans:*
  • Private education loans:*
  • Institutional financing plan:*

*There were fewer than 10 graduates in this program. Median amounts were withheld to preserve the confidentiality of graduates.


10 Courses (30 credits)

  • ACCT 120 Intro to Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 121 Intro to Management Accounting
  • ECON 125 Stat App/ Bus Decision Making
  • ECON 220 Macro-Economics
  • ECON 221 Micro-Economics
  • FINC 235 Financial Management
  • BLAW 240 Business Law I
  • MATH 116 College Algebra
  • MGMT 225 Principles of Management
  • MKTG 220 Principles of Marketing

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