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Basic Certificates in Business Administration & Management

38,749 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
A basic certificate in business administration is offered at 706 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 48% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 3.5% of business administration graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Business Administration Majors

In 2019-2020, 38,749 earned their basic certificate in business administration. This earns it the #1 spot on the list of the most popular basic certificate programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in business administration at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 169,868
Master’s Degree 121,330
Associate Degree 60,445
Basic Certificate 38,749
Undergraduate Certificate 6,565
Graduate Certificate 5,311
Doctor’s Degree 2,466

Earnings of Business Administration Majors With Basic Certificates

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for business administration majors with their basic certificate due to lack of data.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to calculate the median and range of debt loads for business administration students who are basic certificate holders.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their basic certificate in business administration. About 55.6% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 17,206
Women 21,543

The racial-ethnic distribution of business administration basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,274
Black or African American 6,573
Hispanic or Latino 9,566
White 16,657
International Students 1,357
Other Races/Ethnicities 3,322

There are 706 colleges that offer a basic certificate in business administration. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

Business Administration Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 28,218
Operations Management 3,798
Office Administration 1,893
Supply Chain Management 1,077
Organizational Leadership 849

Below are some popular majors that are similar to business administration that offer basic certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Accounting 12,339
Business Support & Assistance 9,552
Entrepreneurial Studies 4,096
Finance & Financial Management 3,125
Human Resource Management 2,691


*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

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