Certificate: MBA Pathway


Certificate- MBA Pathway

Application Deadline:

December 1st: Spring semester
May 1st: Summer semester
August 1st: Fall semester
*Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on a space availability basis

*International students are advised to apply by:
April 1st: Fall (September intake)
November 1st: Spring (January intake)
December 1st: Summer (May intake)

Program Description:

The part-time MBA Pathway is a one-year, six-course, 18-credit graduate business certificate that lets you fast-track your transition to the master of business administration program at the Cotsakos College of Business. Credits earned in the MBA Pathway can be applied to the MBA program. There is no GMAT or GRE test requirement; we welcome any undergraduate major and do not consider your undergraduate GPA if you have three or more years of professional work experience. It is the perfect transition for working professionals who wish to ease back into academic life, while still pursuing—and accelerating—their careers.

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students are then eligible to waive the GMAT/GRE requirement for admission into the part-time MBA or full-time MBA program, and choose an area of concentration for their MBA: Accounting CPA track, Entrepreneurship, FinanceGeneral Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing, or Music Management. With the MBA Pathway Certificate, you will then be required to complete only 10 more classes to earn your MBA.

Admission Requirements:

  • Conferral of a BS or BA degree (Domestic or International) 
  • Substantiated proof of a minimum of 3 years of work experience beyond entry level (candidates can be considered on a case by case basis upon review).
  • A minimum GPA of a 2.4 at the undergraduate level (Candidates whose GPA is below a 2.4 but can substantiate work experience of 5 years are reviewed case by case).
  • Resume with references

Program Requirements:

Students must complete the following graduate level MBA courses to fulfill their MBA pathway certificate prior to application to the MBA program.  Additional information can be found at www.wpunj.edu/mba

ACCT6060 Accounting for Managers
FIN6070 Finance for Managers
ECON6090 Economics for Managers
MKT6080 Marketing Management
MGT6040 Management Theory
MBA6050 Statistics for Managers