Continuous Professional Education Model

Boston University’s Graduate Programs in Management are designed for motivated professionals. Graduates have the opportunity to return within four years of graduation (subject to review) to enhance their BU credentials with a graduate certificate. Each of the four graduate certificates works with the curricular requirements of the Graduate Programs in Management. If you have completed two of four specialization courses as part of the Master’s degree, then by completing just two additional specialization courses, you can earn a graduate certificate.

Click below to view the course requirements for each or contact an Admissions Representative and learn even more.

  • Graduate Certificate in Financial Markets & Institutions

    This graduate certificate is recommended for individuals currently enrolled in, or alumni of, the following master’s degree programs: International Marketing Management, Insurance Management, and Project Management. View the course requirements.

    Graduate Certificate in Financial Markets & Institutions
    Required Curriculum

    (4 courses/16 credits)

    MET AD 630 Financial and Managerial Accounting
    MET AD 731 Corporate Finance
    MET AD 712 Financial Markets and Institutions

    Plus one elective selected with advisor’s approval.

    Contact your Enrollment Advisor to discuss your options and learn more about the advantages of pursuing graduate certificates at BU.

  • Graduate Certificate in International Marketing

    This graduate certificate is applicable to individuals enrolled in, or alumni of, any of the Master of Science in Management programs. Expand your knowledge of doing business in international markets by working in teams with students from several regions of the world and take courses offered by our foreign partners. View the course requirements.

    Graduate Certificate in International Marketing
    Required Curriculum

    (4 courses/16 credits)

    MET AD 737 Innovative Marketing Techniques
    MET AD 856 Market and Economic Research and Analysis

    Plus select two of the following:
    MET AD 773 International Business Simulation (intensive Boston University classroom option)
    MET AD 752 Doing Business in Mexico & Latin America*
    MET AD 895 Doing Business in and with India*
    ITESM Integral Marketing Communications*

    *Courses offered by our international partners.

    Contact your Enrollment Advisor to discuss your options and learn more about the advantages of pursuing graduate certificates at BU.

  • Graduate Certificate in Project Management

    This graduate certificate is recommended for individuals enrolled in, or alumni of, any of the Master of Science in Management programs. Project managers are integral to the success of every company, in every industry. Learn a higher level of critical thinking to successfully deliver multiple projects on time and within budget. View the course requirements.

    Graduate Certificate in Project Management
    Required Curriculum

    (4courses/16 credits)

    MET AD 642 Project Management
    MET AD 643 Project Communications Management
    MET AD 644 Project Risk and Cost Management
    MET AD 646 Program Management

    Contact your Enrollment Advisor to discuss your options and learn more about the advantages of pursuing graduate certificates at BU.

  • Graduate Certificate in Risk Management & Organizational Continuity

    This graduate certificate is recommended for individuals currently enrolled in, or alumni of, the Master of Science in Project Management and Master of Science in Insurance Management online programs. Learn how to identify, mitigate, and respond to business disruptions –whether manmade or natural. Companies in every sector are looking for managers with this critical knowledge. View the course requirements.

    Graduate Certificate in Risk Management & Organizational Continuity
    Required Curriculum:
    (4 courses/16 credits)
    MET AD 610 Introduction to Business Continuity, Security & Risk Management
    MET AD 613 System-Wide Risk Planning, Strategy and Compliance
    MET AD 614 Incident Response and Disaster Recovery

    Plus select one of the following:
    MET AD 612 COO-Public Emergency Management
    MET AD 644 Project Risk and Cost Management
    MET CS 684 IT Security Policies and Procedures

    Contact your Enrollment Advisor to discuss your options and learn more about the advantages of pursuing graduate certificates at BU.

We believe in a model of continuous professional learning, because the speed of modern business demands that leaders frequently update their skills and broaden their understanding. Here at BU, our faculty exemplifies this type of agile leadership by actively participating in the field, researching, lecturing, and publishing their findings.

Admissions
Think you have what it takes?
Boston University’s online Graduate Programs in Management offers a suite of specialized master’s degrees and graduate certificates designed for experienced professionals. Metropolitan College’s Administrative Sciences Department sets a high bar for acceptance. In doing so, we ensure that our students learn from the best and with the best. Learn more about the admissions process.

Tuition
Think differently about tuition. Use your intuition.
Consider higher learning an investment in your future self. Here at BU, we believe the rewards for earning an advanced degree are stronger than ever. When it comes to listing academic credentials on your resume, the face value of your degree is certainly influenced by the university’s brand. Earning your graduate degree from an iconic institution such as Boston University is an intelligent way to distinguish yourself in an increasingly competitive global economy. Learn more.

Faculty
Learn from the best—in the world.
Boston University sets the standard in graduate professional education. We accomplish this first and foremost by attracting upper echelon faculty members from around the world. Coming together from seven countries, our PhD-level faculty brings a cultural diversity and blend of non-traditional knowledge to the online Graduate Programs in Management.

As members of the Administrative Sciences Department, our faculty works in a seamless structure that’s reflective of today’s global enterprise. Furthermore, each of our interdisciplinary faculty members contributes to the future—by researching current challenges, publishing results, and educating tomorrow’s leaders with lessons learned in real time. Get to know our internationally recognized faculty.

Why not choose an MBA?
Why settle for an ordinary MBA, when you can earn your master’s degree in a specialized area of management from one of the top 50 universities in the world? In today’s new reality of business, the Graduate Programs in Management are the undisputed master’s degrees for the 21st century manager. If you’re considering a traditional MBA program, keep in mind the coursework will most likely be approached from discipline-level silos. This fragmented mentality often results in a generalized curriculum. An MBA’s disjointed coursework does little to develop your strategic reasoning skills at the operational level. Yet thinking from a higher perspective is critical to succeeding in the global economy.

It’s no longer enough for aspiring professionals to rely on typical MBA templates, which focus solely on leadership. The reality of today is that professionals need a range of leadership and management skills, knowing when to apply their specific abilities. That’s why BU’s Graduate Programs in Management deliver experiential knowledge underpinned by classic theory, with the ultimate goal of developing agile managers, who rise to the challenges at hand and seize the opportunities ahead.

Unlike a standard MBA, the Graduate Programs in Management offer motivated professionals an integrated and interdisciplinary curriculum from a global perspective. Career-oriented professionals choose BU to become forward-thinking business managers, who are prepared not only to lead in business, but to think critically about upcoming industry challenges. Learn more about our Graduate Programs in Management.

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