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Graduate Certificates in Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods

1,933 Yearly Graduations
$60,100 Median Salary
$87,355 Median Debt
There are 94 schools in the United States where you can get your graduate certificate in management science. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 27% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 23.4% of management science graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Management Science Majors

In 2019-2020, 1,933 graduate certificates were awarded to management science majors. This earns it the #3 spot on the list of the most popular graduate certificate programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in management science at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 23,091
Bachelor’s Degree 9,956
Graduate Certificate 1,933
Basic Certificate 802
Doctor’s Degree 119
Associate Degree 88
Undergraduate Certificate 49

Earnings of Management Science Majors With Graduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding a graduate certificate in management science 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 $60,100 and the high is $60,100.


Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a graduate certificate in management science is $87,355. 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, $105,478 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $69,233.


Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $1,018.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue graduate certificates in management science. About 58.7% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 1,134
Women 799

The racial-ethnic distribution of management science graduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 225
Black or African American 143
Hispanic or Latino 116
White 864
International Students 452
Other Races/Ethnicities 133

There are 94 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in management science. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

Management Science Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Management Science 1,107
Business Statistics 457
Other Management Sciences & Methods 364
Actuarial Science 5

Below are some popular majors that are similar to management science that offer graduate certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 5,311
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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