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Graduate Certificates in Business Administration & Management

5,948 Yearly Graduations
$65,051 Median Salary
$17,125 Median Debt
In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 36% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 6.5% of business administration graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Business Administration Majors

In 2020-2021, 5,948 graduate certificates were awarded to business administration majors. The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in business administration at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 174,534
Master’s Degree 122,843
Associate Degree 63,763
Basic Certificate 40,893
Graduate Certificate 5,948
Undergraduate Certificate 5,845
Doctor’s Degree 2,764

Earnings of Business Administration Majors With Graduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding a graduate certificate in business administration is $65,051. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have. A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $56,925 and the high is $67,937.


Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a graduate certificate in business administration is $17,125. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit. The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $17,125 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $17,125.


Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their graduate certificate in business administration. About 54.6% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 2,701
Women 3,247

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 325
Black or African American 970
Hispanic or Latino 691
White 2,985
International Students 384
Other Races/Ethnicities 593

Business Administration Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 2,612
Project Management 830
Organizational Leadership 803
Non-Profit Organizational Management 647
Supply Chain Management 342

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Management Sciences & Methods 2,275
Human Resource Management 2,089
Finance & Financial Management 1,197
Accounting 1,091
Entrepreneurial Studies 731


*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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