Online Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

Online Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

The online Graduate Certificate in Business Administration is designed for students interested in gaining advanced skills in business. This Certificate provides professional-level education in advanced business topics such as Finance, Management, and Business Law. 

This certificate is a stand-alone credential or can be combined with the MaineMBA; graduate-level courses taken in the certificate may transfer to the MaineMBA, upon admission.

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Students should choose any five courses from the following (15 credits):

  • BUA 601: Strategic Data Analysis (3 credits)
  • BUA 680: Foundations of Business Intelligence (3 credits)
  • MBA 609: Financial Statement Analysis (3 credits)
  • MBA 626: Management of Contemporary Organizations (3 credits)
  • MBA 637: Global Supply Chain Networks (3 credits)
  • MBA 651: Financial Management (3 credits)
  • MBA 670: Managerial Marketing (3 credits)




  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Prior coursework or tutorials in the following areas:
    • accounting (financial and managerial)
    • economics (macro and micro)
    • statistics
    • finance

Non-business undergraduates can complete foundational skills via self-paced tutorials prior to starting graduate courses. 

Application Materials

We have rolling admissions so you can apply and be accepted into the program at any time. When you are ready to apply, please first review the application instructions. Then submit the following:

  • Online application
  • Current resume or CV
  • Official academic transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Contact information for three professional recommendations
  • 500 word or less writing sample sharing why you are interested in the Business Administration Graduate Certificate and how it aligns with your future goals

Contact Us

Have questions about earning your MBA online with UMaine? Contact Conner Blake, Recruitment and Engagement Specialist, at 207.780.4404 or at

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Graduates can enter into several mid to senior-level positions. Those interested in operating their own business will find this certificate helpful. Potential career and career tracks include:

  • Marketing Manager
  • Human resources
  • Financial Analyst
  • Business Consultant

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