Business Certificate of Graduate Study Online

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 COGS is a part-time program offered in an accelerated online format. It requires the completion of 15 graduate semester hours (5 courses).

Coursework

The following courses make up the Business of Graduate Study program. Each course is scheduled in 8 week modules with each week of work starting every Tuesday at 8:00 a.m. and ending every Monday at midnight (Eastern Standard Time). 

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 Online 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 2019 – Module 4 03/05/2019 02/01/2019
Summer 2019 – Module 5 05/07/2019 04/01/2019
Summer 2019 – Module 6 07/02/2019 06/01/2019
Fall 2019 – Module 1 08/27/2019 07/01/2019
Spring 2020 – Module 3 01/07/2020 11/01/2019

Tuition & Costs

Rate Fees Per Semester Hour
$909 No fees $909