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Graduate Certificates in General Business/Commerce

481 Yearly Graduations
$63,900 Median Salary
45% Women
A graduate certificate in general business is offered at 52 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 20% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 12.9% of general business graduates were international students.

Education Levels of General Business Majors

In 2019-2020, 481 earned their graduate certificate in general business. This earns it the #7 spot on the list of the most popular graduate certificate programs in the nation.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 24,866
Associate Degree 17,132
Master’s Degree 8,782
Basic Certificate 2,528
Undergraduate Certificate 1,693
Graduate Certificate 481
Doctor’s Degree 267

Earnings of General Business Majors With Graduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding a graduate certificate in general business is $63,900. 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. To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $60,150 to a high of $67,650.


Student Debt

We do not have the data to estimate the median debt for this class of people.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue graduate certificates in general business. About 54.7% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 263
Women 218

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 15
Black or African American 31
Hispanic or Latino 31
White 307
International Students 62
Other Races/Ethnicities 35

There are 52 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in general business. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

General Business Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Business & Commerce 481

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 5,311
Management Sciences & Methods 1,933
Human Resource Management 1,700
Accounting 1,018
Finance & Financial Management 897


*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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