Mar 29, 2023  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Advanced Studies in Business Certificate

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The Certificate of Advanced Studies in Business allows professionals from various backgrounds to learn how management principles can be applied in any business or organization. Professionals will take the 16 credits listed that teach the essentials of business management and cover such topics as financial and operations management, employee and customer relations, external economic environment, and strategic direction and leadership.

These courses will also meet the needs of professionals who wish to earn an MBA but lack the necessary course prerequisites. A 16-credit program designed for working professionals who have an undergraduate degree in an area other than business and wish to gain business knowledge for personal or career advancement.

Each course is:

  • Limited to 20-25 students
  • 100 percent distance education: 50 percent video-conferencing and 50 percent online.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Submit a completed application.
  • Have official undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) transcripts sent to Shippensburg University.


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If you are receiving financial assistance from your employer to pay your tuition and/or fees, please be sure to review and complete the necessary form at:

MBA Option

Option to transfer to MBA program:

  • BSN 519 BSN 520 BSN 511 BSN 521 BSN 530 BSN 531  and BSN 534  may be used to satisfy MBA prerequisite/foundation requirements.
  • Those individuals who earn a certificate with a 3.0 or better in each course, and have taken BSN 519 BSN 520 BSN 511 BSN 521 BSN 530 BSN 531  and BSN 534  may apply to the MBA without taking the GMAT, and will be accepted based on space availability, if they have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Application to the MBA program must be made no later than the completion of 12 credits.

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