Graduate Certificate in Quantitative Business Foundations

The Graduate Certificate in Quantitative Business Foundations provides students with a solid grounding in the essential disciplines of business. Designed for students without a business degree or formal business education, the program offers functional instruction in accounting, marketing, finance, organizational behavior and human resource management.

Pathway to a MBA

If you are considering an MBA and want to get a feel for the courses, the Graduate Certificate in Quantitative Business Foundations is an excellent opportunity. Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate, students may apply for the Professional MBA or Online MBA program.  If admitted to the MBA program, all of the courses taken within the certificate program will count toward the MBA, and you will retain the certificate credential along the way.

*Please note: current MBA students at the GWU School of Business are not eligible for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Quantitative Business Foundations.


Certificate Requirements

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 12 credits, including 9 credits in required courses and one 3-credit elective course.

MBAD 6211Financial Accounting
MBAD 6224Decision Making and Data Analysis
MBAD 6235Finance
One 3-credit graduate elective selected in consultation with the academic advisor.


Please note: Course offerings are dependent on a number of factors, and course availability may change. Students will be notified of any changes by their academic advisor before the start of the semester.


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Please note: The title of this program has been changed to reflect the curriculum more accurately, but the change is not yet reflected in our application system. When applying to this program, please select "Business Foundations."