Certificate in Business

Mays Business School offers a Certificate in Business to 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.

Requirements

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

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

NOTE: Students beginning coursework for the certificate in or after the fall 2003 semester 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.

Starting in the Fall of 2017, 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. Obtain signature from the MBA Programs Office.
• After MBA Programs Office signature, please return the form to your academic adviser.

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 CERT-CG7. 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.