Foundations of Business, Graduate Certificate

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Minimum Total Hours: 12

Program Code: G040/G384-OL

The Graduate Certificate in the Foundations of Business will help graduate students in areas outside of business, such as healthcare, to: (1) understand the core principles and theories underlying the functional areas of business; (2) develop frameworks for analyzing, applying and evaluating business processes and practices related to their primary area of interest; and (3) develop a broader perspective that incorporates their primary area of interest in a business context through meaningful interaction with business practitioners and academic professionals. A non-business student admitted to the program will take these courses with other graduate business students, including those in the MBA program, the Master of Accountancy program, and the Master of Information Technology program. By taking these courses with graduate students in the business school, OUHSC graduate students will have the opportunity to learn from each other in addition to gaining insights from current Price College of Business faculty members. 

Certificate Requirements

B AD 5102Managerial Economics2
Choose 5 courses from a list maintained by the department and approved by the Graduate Liaison10
Total Credit Hours12

A graduate certificate is not a graduate degree. A graduate degree represents a program of independent inquiry beyond the depth of coursework alone, while a graduate certificate represents a set of courses only.

  • All courses must be taken at OU. No transfer credit will apply.
  • No course substitutions are permitted for graduate certificates.
  • Coursework applied to a graduate certificate cannot be more than five years old as of the semester the graduate certificate is awarded.
  • Students must earn a grade point average of 3.00 or higher on all coursework applied to the graduate certificate.