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Undergraduate Certificates in Business Administration & Management

5,845 Yearly Graduations
$29,414 Median Salary
$15,436 Median Debt
Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 40% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 1.6% of business administration graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Business Administration Majors

During the 2020-2021 academic year, 5,845 students earned their undergraduate certificate in business administration. 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 Undergraduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in business administration is $29,414. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have. To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $20,260 to a high of $46,839.


Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in business administration is $15,436. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary. The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $18,172 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $11,987.


The median monthly payment of a business administration graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $97.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their undergraduate certificate in business administration. About 64.0% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 2,106
Women 3,739

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 142
Black or African American 997
Hispanic or Latino 932
White 3,257
International Students 96
Other Races/Ethnicities 421

Business Administration Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 4,803
Office Administration 364
Supply Chain Management 196
Retail Management 126
Interior Design Management 89

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Accounting 4,263
Business Support & Assistance 4,211
Business & Commerce 1,440
Hospitality Management 852
Marketing 516


*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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