Certificate Options

The College of Business is proud to offer 13 graduate certificates; some are housed in the COB while others are offered by other departments specifically for our MBA students. See below for more information.

The following COB certificates are available to any student meeting the admissions requirements outlined on the respective pages:

  • Business Analytics
  • Hospitality Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality

Successful completion of any of the above certificates qualifies a student to waive the GMAT requirement for the MBA, MSA, and MS-STH degree programs.

Graduate Certificates for MBA Students 

Many ECU MBA students choose to pursue an optional certificate to satisfy the elective requirements for their MBA program. These certificates are designed to provide a student insight into the issues of a specific industry.

Most certificates requires four or five classes from colleges or departments outside the College of Business.  A certificate is awarded from the respective college or department in conjunction with the MBA degree and successful completion of the certificate is reflected on the student’s transcript. Normally, certificate classes are taken in place of the three required breadth electives, effectively adding one or two additional classes to a student’s curriculum.

The course rotations listed are not guaranteed and should be used only as a guide.

Current MBA students who wish to pursue an optional certificate must submit a request form to officially add the certificate to their student record. IMPORTANT: Students must maintain an overall 3.0 GPA in all certificate courses; otherwise, the certificate will not be awarded. MBA students will not be awarded their degree if certificate requirements are not met. Note: If prompted for a username and password when completing the certificate form, please use your ECU email address and passphrase.

 ^  These certificates are only available to ECU MBA students, students who are enrolled in another AACSB accredited institution, or students who have already received an MBA from an AACSB accredited institution

* These certificate options are available online. All other certificates are available only through campus-based classes. Online students may take a campus-based class at any time if their geographic location permits them