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492 Yearly Graduations
$63,900 Median Salary
40% Women
There are 52 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a graduate certificate in general business. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 20 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 10.0% of general business graduates were international students.

Education Levels of General Business Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 492 students earned their graduate certificate in general business. This makes it the 36th most popular graduate certificate program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in general business at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 25,818
Associate’s Degree 17,723
Master’s Degree 9,486
Basic Certificate 2,657
Undergraduate Certificate 2,017
Graduate Certificate 492
Doctor’s Degree 258

Earnings of General Business Majors With Graduate Certificate

The median salary for graduates holding a graduate certificate in general business is $63,900. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $60,150 to a high of $67,650.

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Student Debt

The data on debt ranges for general business majors who have their graduate certificate is not available.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue graduate certificate in general business. About 60.4% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 297
Women 195
Gender Diversity of Graduate Certificate in General Business

The racial-ethnic distribution of general business graduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 23
Black or African American 22
Hispanic or Latino 25
White 333
International Students 49
Other Races/Ethnicities 40
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of General Business Graduate Certificate Students

There are 52 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in general business. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Indiana University - Bloomington

Bloomington, Indiana
122 Yearly Graduations
34% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Indiana University - Bloomington tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for general business majors who are seeking their graduate certificate. Roughly 43,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,575 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,501 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 122 people received their graduate certificate in general business from IU Bloomington. Around 22% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 34% were women.

#2

University of Kansas

Lawrence, Kansas
112 Yearly Graduations
37% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Kansas comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in general business. Roughly 27,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,092 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,989 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 112 graduate certificate were handed out to general business majors at KU. About 37% of this group were women, and 18% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Pennsylvania State University - World Campus

University Park, Pennsylvania
72 Yearly Graduations
39% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pennsylvania State University - World Campus is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in general business. Roughly 14,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,484 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,682 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 72 graduate certificate were handed out to general business majors at Penn State World Campus. Of these students, 39% were women and 17% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Clarkson University

Potsdam, New York
24 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for general business majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Clarkson University. Each year, around 4,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $49,858 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $33,312 per year.

The general business program at Clarkson University awarded 24 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. About 33% of this group were women, and 8% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth

North Dartmouth, Massachusetts
24 Yearly Graduations
42% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in general business. Roughly 8,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,833 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,390 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 24 people received their graduate certificate in general business from UMass Dartmouth. About 42% of this group were women, and 8% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

21 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Cincinnati - Main Campus comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in general business. Roughly 37,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,476 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,790 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 21 people received their graduate certificate in general business from Cincinnati. About 52% of this group were women, and 29% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Ball State University

Muncie, Indiana
18 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for general business majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Ball State University. Each year, around 22,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,358 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,850 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 people received their graduate certificate in general business from Ball State. Around 11% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 44% were women.

#8

Valparaiso University

Valparaiso, Indiana
16 Yearly Graduations
56% Women

The 8th most popular school in the country for general business majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Valparaiso University. Each year, around 4,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $40,520 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,700 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 people received their graduate certificate in general business from Valpo.

#9

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah
15 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for general business majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Utah. Each year, around 32,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,412 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,211 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 graduate certificate were handed out to general business majors at U of U. Around 7% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 40% were women.

#10

University of Miami

Coral Gables, Florida
12 Yearly Graduations
42% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Miami is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in general business. Roughly 17,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,400 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $37,800 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 graduate certificate were handed out to general business majors at U Miami. Around 42% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 42% were women.

#11

American Public University System

Charles Town, West Virginia
8 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

American Public University System comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in general business. Each year, around 46,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,804 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,615 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 graduate certificate were handed out to general business majors at American Military University. Around 38% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 75% were women.

#11

Post University

Waterbury, Connecticut
8 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Post University is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in general business. Each year, around 8,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,258 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,500 per year.

The general business program at Post University awarded 8 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 50% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

7 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Indiana University - Northwest comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in general business. Each year, around 4,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,895 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,264 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 graduate certificate were handed out to general business majors at IU Northwest. Around 71% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 57% were women.

#13

University of Missouri - St Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri
7 Yearly Graduations
29% Women

University of Missouri - St Louis comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in general business. Roughly 16,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,079 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,007 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 graduate certificate were handed out to general business majors at UMSL.

#15

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, Massachusetts
6 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Worcester Polytechnic Institute comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in general business. Roughly 6,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $51,604 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $28,188 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 graduate certificate were handed out to general business majors at WPI. About 33% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
5 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in general business. Roughly 24,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,091 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,543 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 people received their graduate certificate in general business from University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. Of these students, 40% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Indiana University - South Bend

South Bend, Indiana
3 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Indiana University - South Bend is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in general business. Each year, around 5,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,895 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,264 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 graduate certificate were handed out to general business majors at Indiana University - South Bend. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 33% were women.

#17

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California
3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

University of Southern California is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in general business. Each year, around 45,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,256 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $46,272 per year.

The general business program at University of Southern California awarded 3 graduate certificate during the 2018-2019 school year.

2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificate in general business. Each year, around 27,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,664 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,959 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their graduate certificate in general business from UT Rio Grande Valley. About 50% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

Rockhurst University

Kansas City, Missouri
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 19th most popular school in the country for general business majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Rockhurst University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $37,800 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,876 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their graduate certificate in general business from Rockhurst.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to general business that offer graduate certificate.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 4,965
Human Resource Management 1,510
Management Sciences & Methods 1,451
Accounting 1,089
Finance & Financial Management 631

References

*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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