Graduate Certificate Programs

Graduate Certificate Programs

Graduate Certificate Programs

Certificate of Graduate Study Programs

The Rohrer College of Business offers multiple Certificates of Graduate Study (COGS) for students seeking to broaden their knowledge base.

Each COGS is a valuable stand-alone credential for those seeking to refresh skills in their current roles.

These COGS programs can each serve as a micro-credential on the way toward earning a degree, allowing students to sample content prior to being formally admitted into Rowan’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) or MS Finance (MSF) programs.

The Certificates of Graduate Study are an opportunity to gain MBA or MS Finance course exposure before being formally admitted into a degree program. The COGS are 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 COGS program.

There are also multiple benefits to COGS students ultimately seeking to pursue to the MBA or MS Finance programs:

  • All COGS credits can be transferred into the MBA degree to satisfy degree requirements; for this option, students should work with their Academic Advisor to ensure courses selected will satisfy either MBA Core or Area of Concentration requirements.
  • Students who pursue the Finance COGS and are also eligible to have all credits transferred to the MS Finance.
  • Students who earn a 3.5 GPA in the Business COGS are eligible for a GMAT waiver for the MBA program, and students who earn a 3.5 GPA in the Finance COGS are eligible for a GMAT waiver for both the MS Finance and MBA.
  • Students that complete a Business or Finance COGS are eligible for a streamlined application process when pursuing the MBA or MS Finance; beyond the potential of GMAT waiver, we work with candidates so that a few steps are waived, and the timeline for an admissions decision is accelerated as well.

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study Programs

The different but aptly named Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study is specifically tailored for MBA graduates eager to hone their skills and business acumen, all the while expanding networks and deepening leadership capabilities. Completing a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study will afford Rowan MBA alumni as well as MBA graduates of other AACSB accredited programs the opportunity to complete an area of specialization or complete a new specialization. The Post MBA CAGS provide MBA graduates an opportunity to prepare themselves for positions in a rapidly changing workplace by enrolling in specializations related to their current or expected career paths.