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Advanced Study

The Certificate of Advanced Study consists of a five-course program of additional graduate education for those business professionals who have already completed a graduate degree in business (or, for the area of Sport Management, a J.D. degree). 

Additionally,students also may develop an individual plan of graduate coursework in consultation with a selected faculty member. This individual study plan may center on a theme, such as portfolio management, entrepreneurship, small business management or international management. Depending upon the concentration area selected and the specifics of the graduate business degree possessed by the applicant, applicants may be required to take additional core graduate business courses as a prerequisite to the advanced courses. 

The certificate is awarded when the student completes five approved courses within three years, maintaining a 3.0 GPA. Because the certificate is not a degree, graduates from the certificate program do not participate in University Commencement Exercises.


Students may choose five courses from one of the areas listed below. (Students may not repeat courses for which they already have earned credit.)   

  • Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Finance
  • Information Technology Management
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Sport Management
  • Taxation

Program Faculty

Many of our full-time faculty have attended top Ph.D. programs and are in demand as lecturers, consultants and media experts. Stillman School faculty provide an academic experience characterized by high faculty-student engagement, often partnering with students on research and other projects.

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A Top M.B.A. for Working Professionals

The Stillman School of Business offers an ethics-centered graduate education that "transforms concepts into business practice." We are among the top 1 percent of business schools worldwide that have achieved both business and accounting accreditation from The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Known for academic excellence, the school's M.B.A. program is consistently named a Princeton Review "Best Business School" and a U.S. News "Top Business School for Part-time MBAs."

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