Core Business Skills

Ideal for those who wish to prepare for the rigors of the MBA or improve their core business skills for career advancement. Courses address analytical and management skills to enhance the critical thinking and strategic skill set of professional managers.  Students who successfully complete this program and are admitted into Sacred Heart University's MBA program will be able to use this program's coursework in fulfillment of their MBA program requirements.

Admission Criteria

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university
  • Completed Graduate Application for Admission, including a resume and official undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation from employers or faculty
  • Personal statement of interest in and qualifications for the graduate program
  • At least 3 years relevant business experience
  • Admission requires approval by the John F. Welch College of Business

Program Structure

  • Courses are academically accredited at the graduate level
  • Students participate in thirty-six hours of classroom instruction per course
  • Some completed courses may be applied toward the MBA Degree (Additional application requirements are necessary)
  • Certificate students attend courses with MBA students from a variety of backgrounds and companies, ensuring exposure to a broad range of learning experiences

Program of Study | 12 credits

Required Courses:

  • WGB 520 Introduction to Economics and Statistics
  • WGB 601 Accounting and Information Systems
  • WGB 603 Corporate Financial Management
  • WGB 612 Leading and Influencing with Integrity 

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