The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Robert C. Vackar College of Business & Entrepreneurship Division of Academic Affairs

Advanced Business Certificate

The Advanced Business Administration Certificate is designed for bachelor-degree holders who want to transition into managerial and supervisory roles within their organizations. Students typically have significant experience in a non-business related field and are seeking to acquire knowledge in management, leadership and administration. The courses in this program build the foundation requirements to enter into the MBA program.

Program Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in the United States or an international equivalent in a similar field
  • Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended (must be submitted directly to UTRGV)
  • Resume

Required Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ACCT 6301: Accounting for Managers 3
ECON 6301: Principles of Economics 3
FINA 6303: Introduction to Finance 3
MARK 6300: Foundations of Marketing 3
MGMT 6301: Foundations of Management 3
QUMT 6303: Statistical Foundations 3
Total hours required for completion: 18

Admission Requirements

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Students whose first language is not English or who studied at a university outside the US

Note: Students admitted only to a Certificate Program are not eligible to obtain a student visa from UTRGV.