Enrolling for Fall 2022
The Quantitative Business Essentials graduate certificate provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary to become a more efficient and effective manager and decision-maker. The program delves into evaluating options to make strong, profitable business decisions. You’ll learn cutting edge data-driven skills in essential areas, including interpreting reports, assessing a company’s position from its financial statements, calculating a project’s capital cost, evaluating risk and return trade-offs, and optimizing supply chain and logistics operations.
Courses are offered in convenient, seven-week sessions, which are available in several delivery modes: in-person, hybrid, or online. They may be taken as a stand-alone certificate, as an initial step toward, or concurrently with our Master of Business Administration.
Upon completion of the program, you’ll be able to:
- Analyze an organization’s financial statements, compare the results to industry standards and key competitors, and use appropriate statistical techniques.
- Demonstrate the skills needed for creating new ventures, including presentation, negotiation, interviewing, and self-awareness.
Applicants must hold either (1) a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or (2) a tertiary (post-secondary) degree that is deemed comparable to a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. International applicants may be required to satisfy an English proficiency requirement. The successful applicant is generally expected to have a minimum combined junior/senior grade-point average of 3.0 (B) on a 4.0 scale.
To be awarded the graduate certificate, students must successfully complete nine credits of course work consisting of six required credits and three elective credits. All courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C or better and an overall GPA of 3.0.
Penn State’s schedule of courses lists availability.