Business Certificate of Graduate Study

The Business Certificate of Graduate Study (COGS) provides Master of Business Administration (MBA) course exposure to students who are ultimately interested in pursuing the MBA degree. This program is designed primarily for those potential graduate students who are considering the MBA degree but would like to fully understand the nature of the coursework before applying for admission to the degree program. The certificate of graduate study is also ideal for those who have not yet taken the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) as GMAT scores are not a requirement for admission to the certificate program. Students who wish to later pursue a Rohrer College of Business MBA may have all COGS credits transferred into the MBA program.

Curriculum

The Business Certificate of Graduate Study requires the completion of 15 semester hours (5 courses).

Coursework

The following courses make up the Business Certificate of Graduate Study program.

Required Courses: 15 semester hours (s.h.)

Total Program Semester Hours: 15

Admissions Requirements

The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.

  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee

  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)

  • Current professional resume

  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.8 (on a 4.0 scale)

  • Eligible applicants must have successfully completed the following undergraduate foundation courses at an accredited institution.

    • FC-1. Foundations of Accounting (or Accounting I & II)
    • FC-2. Principles of Marketing

Start Dates & Application Deadlines

The chart below details available entry terms for the Business Certificate of Graduate Study program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.

Entry Term Start Date Application Deadline
Spring 2018 01/16/2018 11/01/2017
Summer 2018 05/23/2018 04/01/2018
Fall 2018 09/04/2018 07/01/2018

Tuition & Costs

Rate Fees Per Semester Hour
$737 $154.65 $891.65