Charlton offers a number of graduate certificates—in flexible formats: online, blended, and in the classroom.

Advanced business skills for career development

These short, focused academic programs are designed to give working professionals advanced skills in a specialized area.

You must have earned a bachelor's degree to be eligible for admission to one of the graduate certificates. Students may pursue a graduate certificate without matriculation into the MBA program. If you later decide to pursue the MBA, some or all certificate courses may count towards the MBA (if the final grade is B or better).

More information: graduate programs overview

Application requirements

  • College transcripts
  • Statement of purpose (1- to 2-page essay)
  • Resume

Graduation rates, median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information.

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This 12-credit certificate enables students to acquire a foundation in all facets of marketing. Students learn the theoretical knowledge and the practical skills necessary to bring a product to market, as well as how to successfully and strategically position that product in a highly competitive global business environment.

Required courses

  • MKT 671: Marketing Research
  • MKT 673: Organizational Structure and Progress
  • MKT 677: Lead, Motivate and Empower

Choose one of the following:

  • MKT 600: Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Law
  • MKT 675: Managing Across Cultures
UMassD Charlton College of Business is AACSB Accredited

Charlton College of Business is proud to have earned the "gold standard" of business school recognition: accreditation by AACSB International.