MBA Essentials Certificate
Enhance your knowledge of business management without a full M.B.A.
Our 15-credit M.B.A. Essentials Certificate enhances your knowledge of business management and is a great alternative for those unable to commit to the full Master of Business Administration program. Through our foundation courses, you’ll gain a better understanding of business and apply the key elements of accounting, finance, accounting, economics, marketing and analytics in your work. All credits are transferable toward your M.B.A., should you decide to pursue it in the future.
What Our Program Offers You
Whether you work in health care, manufacturing, service or public administration, you will find the MBA Essentials Certificate very useful to advance your career in management. MBA Essentials is a first step toward the full MBA. Essentials students take their courses with MBA students and admissions criteria are the same. Through 15 credits of course work in the Byrd School, you can get a feel of the MBA and earn a certificate. If you decide you can commit to the MBA after the certificate, all 15 credits count toward the MBA and you can earn your degree in just a few semesters.
Excellent Education That Fits Your Schedule
Join our school and learn from our academically and professionally experienced faculty in small classes. Plus, you can choose so many courses to take a semester and in which format to take your courses in. Both evening and weekend formats are conveniently scheduled to accommodate you. Evening classes meet after 6:00 P.M. on weeknights. Weekend courses meet on Friday nights and Saturdays of every other weekend. You can live in Winchester and commute, and find courses fitting your schedule.
Professor of Accounting and Braun Chair in Accounting Charles J. Pineno, Ph.D., retired in August 2013 after a long and accomplished career in business education for more than 40 years. After joining the faculty of Shenandoah University’s Harry F. Byrd, Jr.… Read More
Mary Thomas ’08 set her sights on becoming an accountant in her senior year of high school. She graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with a concentration in accounting from Shenandoah University’s Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of… Read More
Shenandoah University’s Global Citizenship Project (GCP) was conceived 10 years ago when the estate of Dr. Nancy Larrick Crosby, a former trustee and friend of the university, made a generous contribution to Shenandoah to use to further its mission in a meaningful… Read More
Karen Kennedy Schultz ’79, ’86, director of the Center for Public Service & Scholarship at Shenandoah, displays President Obama’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll award, which was presented to Shenandoah for its dedicated service to the community. The Honor Roll is… Read More
As soon as Kamie Hagedorn MacRae ’01 stepped on campus, she fell in love; not just with her future husband and fellow alumni board member, Ryan A. MacRae ’09, but with the entire feel of the campus. “I just fell in love,” said… Read More
Paul Delmerico ‘88, partner and general manager of local SpecialMade Goods & Services, Inc. is a native of Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. Finding his way south to Winchester, Delmerico became involved with Shenandoah first as a graduate student. After graduation, he… Read More