Three PSM students talking at a conference table and using a laptop.The Graduate Certificate in Business Fundamentals offers you the opportunity to develop the professional skills employers seek while gaining exposure to a variety of careers. You will complete core and elective courses that introduce the structure and culture of non-academic organizations and provide professional development opportunities.

In this certificate program, you will:

  • Gain skills in areas that are recognized as influences of professional success, such as communication, leadership, project management, and accounting.
  • Gain skillsets useful for a broad range of careers, including tenure-track academic careers, alternative academic careers, and careers outside of academia.
  • Learn about a variety of careers available with an advanced degree.
  • Meet graduate students outside of your field and learn in an interdisciplinary setting.

Your graduate school transcript will note that you have completed the Graduate Certificate in Business Fundamentals.


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