Business Management Certificate
Program Description
Professor leading his class The Management Certificate is intended for students in any graduate level degree program at Valparaiso University who want to add a management component to their graduate study. The program is also open to people who are not enrolled in a VU graduate program but who have an undergraduate degree and wish to take a set of courses to increase their management education and abilities.


The certificate consists of 14 credits and includes the following courses:
MBA 501 Managerial Economics
2 cr
MBA 504 Business Law
2 cr
MBA 510 Financial Accounting
2 cr
MBA 520 Financial Management
2 cr
MBA 530 Marketing Management
2 cr
MBA 540 Managerial Statistics
2 cr
MBA 550 Psychological Foundations of Management
2 cr

Should a student already have an undergraduate equivalent to one or more of the above courses, appropriate MBA 600 or 700 level classes will be substituted. All substitutions require the approval of the director of the MBA program and the Dean of the Graduate School.

Criteria for Admission
Admission to the program is selective and requires that the applicant meet the standard admission criteria of the College of Business Administration and the Graduate School. Current degree-seeking students at VU will be considered for admission following:

  • Review of a Management Certificate application, and
  • Review of your VU graduate transcript

Students who are not currently graduate level degree-seeking students at VU should submit:

  • Management Certificate application;
  • Official transcripts of all prior undergraduate and graduate coursework.  If you have received an undergraduate or graduate degree from Valparaiso University, you are not required to submit an official transcript from Valparaiso University;
  • One letter of reference submitted on their behalf;
  • $30.00 application fee

Applicants who do not meet the course prerequisites for specific MBA courses may be accepted with the condition that they complete the appropriate preparatory coursework prior to enrollment in the course.

For more information about the Certificate Program in Management
To learn more about the Certificate Program in Management, visit their department website.

Interested students should request an information packet from the Graduate School through our website or by e-mailing

Title IV Information for Certificate Programs

The Valparaiso University Graduate School and Department of Continuing Education, in compliance with the Gainful Employment Disclosure Act, presents this information to you on our Title IV Eligible certificate programs.

CIP Code:  52.13
Number of Weeks Allowed for Completion:  72
Credit Hours:  14
Type:  Semester
Tuition Fees:  $9940
Book Fees:  $1050
Additional Fees:  $100 per semester
Credits Transferrable to Degree Program:  Yes
Students Completing Program in 2006-2011 in Time Allowed:  0
Total Students Enrolled in 2010 - 2011: 2
Median Loan Debt: 0
SOC Code: 11.9199
Classification: Managers: All other
Job Placement Rates:  Unavailable

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