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Graduate Business Certificates

Graduate Business Certificates

Avila University offers Graduate Business Certificates for professionals seeking to increase their knowledge in a specific business area.

The Avila Graduate Certificate program is an ideal way to advance your career opportunities or add specific certification to your MBA. Certification is available in seven graduate areas:

All classes are part of Avila's MBA program, one of the oldest and most prestigious MBA programs in the Kansas City area.  

Anyone who has received a Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution is eligible to enroll in the Graduate Business Certificate Program at Avila University. Some course work may be waived if equivalent work has been satisfactorily completed at either the undergraduate or graduate level. 

Each program can be completed by taking three to seven 3-hour classes depending on the program and your previous business course work. Avila's 11-week classes meet one night per week. Classes may be taken in any sequence as long as course prerequisites are satisfied. Your instructors will be full-time professors and working professionals with advanced degrees in their business disciplines. They will draw on their academic and real-world experience to give you the best foundation for your career development and future success.

Admission & Tuition

Admission Requirements

Admissions to the Graduate Business Certificate Program will be granted:

  • To those with undergraduate degrees from an accredited institution in any discipline and having a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 or greater for their last 60 hours of academic work.

  • To those that have graduated from an accredited institution but do not meet the minimum GPA criteria may be admitted provisionally to the program. In order to gain full admission, they must receive a grade of 'B' or better on all courses marked with a ** in their respective certificate program.

Certificate Requirements

In order to be eligible to receive a Graduate Business Certificate from Avila University, you must have accomplished the following:

  1. Completed all the requirements of one of the seven graduate business certificate programs (minimum of 9 hours).
  2. Maintained an overall GPA of 3.0 with no individual class grades lower than a 'C'.

Graduate Business Certificate course work may be transferred to Avila's MBA degree program with the satisfactory completion of MBA admission requirements including the GMAT.


See the Graduate Tuition & Fees page for current costs per credit. Students whose employer provides tuition reimbursement may defer payment until the end of the term. Several other payment plans are available.

Graduate Business Certificate Enrollment

We have designed our Graduate Business Certificate Program enrollment as a one-step process. You can be advised and registered for your first course in a single meeting. For more information please contact:

MBA Admissions Advisor


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