Wilkes University

MBA Stackable Certificates

Through the MBA stackable certificate program at Wilkes, you’ll explore high-level business topics with a targeted focus, gaining in-demand skills to advance your career. Enhance your resume with the addition of a certificate or earn your first credits toward an MBA.

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Program Snapshot

Program Type Format Credit Hours
Certificate Online 12 per certificate

Why Enroll in the MBA Stackable Certificate Program at Wilkes?

Stack the odds of career success in your favor with the MBA Stackable Certificate Program.

With three available certificates — Business Essentials, Decision Making and Management Foundations — you can pursue an affordable, short-term higher education experience to give yourself an edge in the job market.

Advance to the next level in your current organization or increase your potential for new professional opportunities. With an MBA Stackable Certificate on your resume, you can show employers that you have the skills and drive to lead and succeed. Courses are taught by tenured faculty in a fully online, seven-week format so you can complete a certificate in as little as two semesters.

As you immerse yourself in knowledge you will use in real-world business settings, you may discover you want to keep learning. Wilkes makes it easy for you to apply the certificate credits toward the MBA. Whether you’re positioning yourself for a promotion or considering an advanced degree, the Stackable MBA Program can help you take the first steps.

What Will You Learn in the MBA Stackable Certificate Program?

  • Enhance your professional communication skills.
  • Explore business ethics and social responsibility.
  • Develop effective decision-making processes.
  • Lead and interact as part of a professional team.

Admission Requirements

To enroll in the certificate program, you need:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution; and
  • A completed online application.

You can start the Management Foundations certificate with a bachelor’s degree in any major. With a bachelor’s degree in a business major, you can choose to start with the Business Essentials or the Decision Making certificate.

Certificate Coursework

For students who hold a bachelor’s degree in any major.

  • MBA 550 | Organizational Behavior – 3 credits
  • MBA 501 | Foundations of Statistics – 1 credit
  • MBA 504 | Foundations of Finance – 1 credit
  • MBA 506 | Foundations of Accounting – 1 credit
  • LDR 500 | Leadership Perspectives and Practices – 3 credits
  • MBA 580 | Social, Legal and Ethical Concepts – 3 credits

For students who hold a bachelor’s degree in a business-related major.

  • MBA 550 | Organizational Behavior – 3 credits
  • MBA 520 | Marketing Management – 3 credits
  • MBA 512 | Managerial Statistics – 3 credits
  • MBA 540 | Financial Management – 3 credits OR
  • MBA 560 | Financial and Managerial Accounting – 3 credits

For students who hold a bachelor’s degree in a business-related major.

  • MBA 532 | Managerial Economics – 3 credits
  • MBA 540 | Financial Management – 3 credits
  • MBA 560 | Financial and Managerial Accounting – 3 credits
  • MBA 512 | Managerial Statistics – 3 credits OR
  • MBA 591 | Strategic Management and Policy – 3 credits

Cost

Each fully online course, taught by our expert tenured faculty, runs $800 per credit plus applicable fees.

Certificate Program to MBA

Once you complete two certificates, you will be well on your way to transforming your stacked knowledge to an MBA. If you are interested in earning the master’s of business administration, you will need to apply to the MBA program to complete the remaining coursework needed for a degree.

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certificate options including Management Foundations, Business Essentials and Decision Making.

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week sessions to focus on the coursework and finish a certificate in as little as two semesters.

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credits to complete a certificate and enhance your resume or start your MBA.

Careers & Outcomes

With an education that prepares them for a diverse and dynamic global business environment, our MBA alumni make a meaningful impact in the healthcare, education, financial services, government nonprofit and manufacturing space.

Employers

  • Mondelez International
  • Prudential Financial
  • Verizon
  • Sanofi
  • CornellCookson LLC
  • Amazon.com LLC
  • PPL Corporation
  • Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies
  • Geisinger Health System

Job Titles

  • Assistant Manager
  • Manager
  • Senior Manager
  • Vice President
  • President
  • Owner

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