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Undergraduate Certificate in Business Administration & Management

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Undergraduate Certificate in Business Administration & Management

6,490 Yearly Graduations
$33,600 Median Salary
$15,010 Median Debt
Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 42% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 1.9% of business administration graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Business Administration Majors

In 2018-2019, 6,490 undergraduate certificate were awarded to business administration majors. The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in business administration at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 172,408
Master’s Degree 128,188
Associate’s Degree 60,528
Basic Certificate 34,964
Undergraduate Certificate 6,490
Graduate Certificate 4,965
Doctor’s Degree 2,604

Earnings of Business Administration Majors With Undergraduate Certificate

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in business administration is $33,600. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $26,500 and the high is $49,600.


Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in business administration is $15,010. 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, $24,253 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $9,500.


The median monthly payment of a business administration graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $156.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their undergraduate certificate in business administration. About 62.5% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 2,435
Women 4,055
Gender Diversity of Undergraduate Certificate in Business Administration

The racial-ethnic distribution of business administration undergraduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 210
Black or African American 1,253
Hispanic or Latino 1,038
White 3,413
International Students 121
Other Races/Ethnicities 455
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Business Administration Undergraduate Certificate Students

Below are some popular majors that are similar to business administration that offer undergraduate certificate.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Accounting 4,885
Business Support & Assistance 4,663
Business & Commerce 2,017
Hospitality Management 1,014
Marketing 567


*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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