Certificate in Business

**IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION: The Certificate in Business is planned to be inactivated by May 2024. In order to be eligible for the certificate, you must complete all 4 required courses and graduate by May 2024. **

Mays Business School offers a Certificate in Business to current non-business graduate students at Texas A&M University. This certificate provides a general overview of the four major functional areas of business through a set of courses designed for non-business students.


To complete the Certificate in Business, students must successfully complete the following four courses (12 credit hours). These courses do not have any business course prerequisites:

  • Accounting 640
  • Finance 635
  • Management 655
  • Marketing 621

If you have completed the undergraduate versions of any or all of these courses (business minor courses), then you must use a substitute for the course(s). The recommended substitutions are:

ACCT 640 No substitutes currently offered
FINC 635 FINC 629, 632, 642, 645
MGMT 655 MGMT 630
MKTG 621 MKTG 650, 656

NOTE: Students are required to earn a cumulative grade point of 3.0 or better in these courses

Completing the certificate

Students seeking this Business Certificate should plan to complete the certificate requirements throughout their degree programs. Attempting to complete the certificate or saving certificate courses to be completed in just one or two semesters may result in the student being unable to complete certificate requirements due to high demand for required courses, as course availability cannot be guaranteed.

All certificate programs are tracked through the Office of the Registrar and have to be added to the student’s record through a request in the University Adjustment System (UAS). In order to add the certificates to the student’s record, the following must be completed prior to the start of the student’s graduating semester:

• Download the Application for Certificate and complete the requested information. Obtain a signature from the MBA Programs Office by emailing it to mbaprograms@mays.tamu.edu or bringing it to the office in 390 Wehner building.
• After MBA Programs Office signature, please return the form to your academic advisor to sign and add to your student record.

Advisors: The certificate will need to be added to the student’s record by submitting an Additional Curriculum Request through the UAS, with a scanned version of the signed form attached in the UAS. Certificate requirements are located above. The code for the certificate is GCT-BUSI or GCT-BUSI-XDE. The paper form can be retained in the student’s major department file or destroyed.
For additional information, contact us at mbaprograms@mays.tamu.edu.