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Graduate Certificates in Business Administration & Management

5,311 Yearly Graduations
$60,100 Median Salary
$40,982 Median Debt
There are 387 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a graduate certificate in business administration. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 38% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 7.6% of business administration graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Business Administration Majors

In 2019-2020, 5,311 earned their graduate certificate in business administration. This makes it the 1st most popular graduate certificate program in the country.

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 Graduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding a graduate certificate in business administration is $60,100. 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 $51,700 and the high is $60,100.


Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a graduate certificate in business administration is $40,982. 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, $40,982 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $34,730.


Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $478.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their graduate certificate in business administration. About 54.0% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 2,445
Women 2,866

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 288
Black or African American 1,015
Hispanic or Latino 548
White 2,581
International Students 403
Other Races/Ethnicities 476

There are 387 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in business administration. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

Business Administration Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 2,592
Project Management 686
Organizational Leadership 659
Non-Profit Organizational Management 514
Interior Design Management 296

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Management Sciences & Methods 1,933
Human Resource Management 1,700
Accounting 1,018
Finance & Financial Management 897
Entrepreneurial Studies 743


*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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