College of Business and Economics

Graduate Business Foundations

The certificate in Graduate Business Foundations is designed to provide a breadth of business knowledge at the graduate level.  This certificate can serve as a stand-alone program to help broaden an understanding of business, or as initial preparation for pursuing an MBA or other graduate business degree.


Certificate Requirements:

The Graduate Business Foundations certificate program requires completion of five courses. All courses are 2 credits each, and are available both online and on-campus. For course list and descriptions, visit the Graduate Catalog.

NOTE: These courses fulfill the Common Body of Knowledge requirements that must be completed by some students enrolling in the UW-Whitewater Master of Business Administration program. (These students typically do not have an undergraduate degree in business.) However, these courses cannot be applied toward the MBA program's 36-credit degree requirements.


Admission Requirements:

No GMAT required.

To qualify for admission to the certificate program in good standing, you must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited institution with an overall grade point average (G.P.A.) of 2.75 or above.

What if you do not meet the admission requirements? Please email or call us at (262) 472-1945 to see if you could be admitted on a conditional basis.