MBA Pathway Certificate

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Power Your Career with our New Master of Business Administration Pathway Certificate: the part-time MBA Pathway is a one-year, six-course, 18-credit graduate business certificate that lets you fast-track your transition to the master of business administration program at the Cotsakos College of Business. Credits earned in the MBA Pathway can be applied to the MBA program. There is no GMAT or GRE test requirement; we welcome any undergraduate major and do not consider your undergraduate GPA if you have three or more years of professional work experience. It is the perfect transition for working professionals who wish to ease back into academic life, while still pursuing—and accelerating—their careers.

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students are then eligible to waive the GMAT/GRE requirement for admission into the part-time MBA or full-time MBA program, and choose an area of concentration for their MBA: Accounting CPA track, Entrepreneurship, FinanceGeneral Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing, or Music Management. With the MBA Pathway Certificate, you will then be required to complete only 10 more classes to earn your MBA.

View requirements and course descriptions in the University Course Catalog
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A graduate certificate can boost your earnings by an average of 25% — Washington Post

Program Benefits

  • AACSB-accredited program
  • One of the lowest state tuition rates in New Jersey
  • Part-time (evening and weekend courses)
  • Complete 6 MBA courses in one year; credits count toward MBA program
  • Financial aid available
  • No GMAT/GRE required

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Contact us to learn more at 973.720.2678 or CCOB-MBA@WPUNJ.EDU

Application Deadline

December 1st: Spring semester
May 1st: Summer semester
August 1st: Fall semester
*Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on a space availability basis

*International students are advised to apply by:
April 1st: Fall (September intake)
November 1st: Spring (January intake)
December 1st: Summer (May intake)

Admission Requirements

  • Conferral of a BS or BA degree (Domestic or International) 
  • Substantiated proof of a minimum of 3 years of work experience beyond entry level (candidates can be considered on a case by case basis upon review).
  • A minimum GPA of a 2.4 at the undergraduate level (Candidates whose GPA is below a 2.4 but can substantiate work experience of 5 years are reviewed case by case).
  • Resume with references

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Aliyah Xu
Operations Coordinator, Department of CCOB