Graduate Certificate in Business Foundations - AVAILABLE 100% ONLINE


If you are currently enrolled in a degree seeking program and wish to earn a certificate while pursing this degree, please complete the Request to Add a Graduate Certificate form. Click here for complete instructions and form.

If you are not currently enrolled in a degree seeking program but wish to earn a certificate, please complete the Graduate Online application. Click here to apply online.

Applicants Will Submit The Following:

  • Transcripts showing evidence of a Bachelor’s degree with at least a 2.7 cumulative G.P.A.
  • Resume
  • Application and Fee (if required)

For International Students:

  • International Students currently pursuing a graduate degree (masters, Ph.D., MD, JD) at The University of Toledo are eligible to apply for graduate certificates in business.
  • International students not currently enrolled in a graduate degree-seeking program with The University of Toledo are not eligible to apply for a graduate certificate program.

No GMAT or GRE will be required for admission to a Neff COBI graduate certificate, however if the student later applies to a graduate program in Neff COBI, a GMAT/GRE score may be required.

Notes:  Admissions to a Neff COBI graduate certificate program does not guarantee admissions to a Neff COBI master’s program. For courses to count toward a Neff COBI master’s degree, a grade of “C” or better is required.

Applications for admission are considered on a rolling basis. However, students are encouraged to submit their applications by the following dates:

Domestic students:

Fall semester August 1st
Spring semester November 15th

International students:

Fall semester May 1st
Spring semester October 1st

Take all of the following:

ACCT 5000Financial And Managerial Accounting3
FINA 5310Managerial Finance3
MKTG 5410Marketing Systems3
OSCM 5510Business Statistics With Computer Applications 13
OSCM 5520Analysis of Manufacturing and Service Systems3

For students who have had statistics in another course of study, this course may be waived.

  • • Describe and apply concepts relative to: the effects of accounting transactions on financial statements; alternate accounting reporting methods; financial statements; basic cost classifications and cost analysis procedures.
  • • Describe and apply concepts relative to: financial markets; equity and bond markets; valuation of equity and bonds; time value of money; risk-return analysis; calculation of cost of capital; and valuation of long-term capital budgeting.
  • • Describe and apply concepts relative to marketing strategy including: the marketing environment; segmentation, targeting, and positioning; the marketing mix (product, price, promotion, and distribution).
  • Describe and apply concepts relative to: operations strategy; designing product and services processes; quality for manufacturing and services organizations; inventory management; materials requirements and planning; scheduling and project management.\\n\\n