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Graduate Certificates in General Business/Commerce

402 Yearly Graduations
$82,797 Median Salary
$15,862 Median Debt
This degree is more popular with male students, and about 26% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 5.0% of general business graduates were international students.

Education Levels of General Business Majors

In 2020-2021, 402 graduate certificates were awarded to general business majors. The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in general business at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 24,850
Associate Degree 17,867
Master’s Degree 8,488
Basic Certificate 2,748
Undergraduate Certificate 1,440
Graduate Certificate 402
Doctor’s Degree 247

Earnings of General Business Majors With Graduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding a graduate certificate in general business is $82,797. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money. A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $82,797 and the high is $82,797.


Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a graduate certificate in general business is $15,862. 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, $15,862 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $15,862.


Student Diversity

More men than women pursue graduate certificates in general business. About 61.4% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 247
Women 155

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 15
Black or African American 39
Hispanic or Latino 26
White 262
International Students 20
Other Races/Ethnicities 40

General Business Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Business & Commerce 402

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 5,948
Management Sciences & Methods 2,275
Human Resource Management 2,089
Finance & Financial Management 1,197
Accounting 1,091


*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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