New York University's Stern School of Business has announced the launch of new graduate-level certificate courses, which are aimed at working professionals.
Through the new non-degree "Advanced Professional Certificate" program, qualified students can apply to take MBA classes where there is capacity. Five courses will be required to complete each certificate. Students have up to two years to complete a certificate and can pursue up to nine credits per term.
The certificate tracks available are finance, marketing, and general business. These options should appeal to a variety of different students, according to Isser Gallogly, who's the assistant dean of MBA admissions. For example, "the finance track could quickly empower people who didn’t major in finance in college, but who now work in the industry, with a broader perspective that helps them excel in their function," according to Gallogly.
Likewise, liberal arts majors "can combine the fundamentals of marketing with the latest thinking in analytics and digital through the marketing track;" and entrepreneurs who do not have a business degree "can customize the handful of business courses they want to take in the general business track."
Since the MBA courses are delivered on weeknights and Saturdays, these new certificate options are ideally suited to working professionals. Students will be able to take classes in the evenings or on Saturdays on Stern's main campus in Manhattan, or in the evenings in Westchester.
Students can apply their certificate credits towards Stern's part-time MBA, as long as they do so before receiving the certificate.
Interested candidates must apply for admission. Two years of work experience is required, as is a GMAT or GRE score. Applicants who already have an MBA do not have to submit any test scores.
For more information, please see the NYU - Stern news release announcing the launch of the Advanced Professional Certificate program.