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2021 Best General Business/Commerce Graduate Certificate Schools

24 Colleges
$63,900 Avg Salary

Finding the Best General Business/Commerce Graduate Certificate School for You

General Business/Commerce is the #18 most popular major in the country with 58,451 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which program is right for you. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country. On top of that, there are a considerable number of trade schools that offer fast-track entry to many fields.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Course Advisor has created its Best General Business/Commerce Graduate Certificate Schools ranking. This report analyzed 24 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best graduate certificate programs for students. To come up with a school's ranking, we analyzed numerous factors related to post-graduation wages, the quality of education offered by the school, average accumulated student debt, and more.

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2021 Best General Business/Commerce Graduate Certificate Schools in the United States

The colleges and universities below are the best for general business majors pursuing a graduate certificate.

Top 10 Best General Business/Commerce Graduate Certificate Schools

Our analysis found Indiana University - Bloomington to be the best school for general business/commerce students who want to pursue a graduate certificate in the United States. IU Bloomington is a very large public school located in the small city of Bloomington.

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New York University

New York, NY

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend New York University. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best General Business/Commerce Graduate Certificate Schools list. Located in the city of New York, NYU is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Worcester Polytechnic Institute. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best General Business/Commerce Graduate Certificate Schools list. WPI is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Worcester.

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The excellent graduate certificate programs at University of Southern California helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best general business/commerce schools in the United States. USC is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Los Angeles.

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The excellent graduate certificate programs at Pennsylvania State University - World Campus helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best general business/commerce schools in the United States. Penn State World Campus is a fairly small public school located in the rural area of University Park.

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University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS

University of Kansas landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best graduate certificate general business/commerce programs. KU is a fairly large public school located in the city of Lawrence.

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Clarkson University

Potsdam, NY

Clarkson University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for general business/commerce students to get a graduate certificate. It came in at #7 on the list. Clarkson is a small private not-for-profit school located in the remote town of Potsdam.

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University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL

University of Miami landed the #8 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best graduate certificate general business/commerce programs. U Miami is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Coral Gables.

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Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

Kansas State University came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best General Business/Commerce Graduate Certificate Schools ranking. Located in the city of Manhattan, K - State is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for general business/commerce students to get a graduate certificate. It came in at #10 on the list. Located in the medium-sized suburb of North Dartmouth, UMass Dartmouth is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

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General Business/Commerce by Region

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Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

One of 21 majors within the area of study, general business/commerce has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Business Administration & Management 410,147
Accounting 105,123
Finance & Financial Management 56,186
Marketing 51,241
Human Resource Management 26,823

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 24 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
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