Graduate Certificate in Business Administration


To provide continuing graduate education in business, Chaminade offers a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration for professionals who want to develop a new area of expertise. The Certificate Program provides an efficient way to advance your knowledge and skills, enhance your professional network, and advance your marketability and career prospects.

The certificate requires completing 12 credits, maintaining a minimum grade point average of 3.0, and completing required course work (and any required prerequisite course work) within three years. The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration is offered with specializations in Finance, Island Business, Leadership, and Not-for-Profit Management. You may also design a customized program of study in consultation with the MBA Program Manager.

Credits earned in the Graduate Certificate Program will fulfill Chaminade MBA Program requirements should a Certificate student decide to pursue a MBA degree.

Application to the Graduate Certificate Program follows the same process as application to the MBA Program (see How to Apply). Prospective Certificate students are admitted to the Program using the same criteria as used in evaluating MBA Program applicants.

Below is a list of current certificate specializations, with associated courses. Students may choose alternate appropriate courses to include in a specialization in consultation with the MBA Program Manager.

Graduate Certificate in Business Administration with Finance Specialization*

MBA 611

Managerial Finance

MBA 752

Financial Analysis and Applications

MBA 754

Investment Management

MBA 756

International Finance

*This specialization requires prerequisite course work in Accounting and Quantitative Methods which may be fulfilled while in the Certificate Program or through prior course work completed.

Graduate Certificate in Business Administration with Island Business Specialization

MBA 786

Island Business and Aina

MBA 787

Island Business and Maka’ainana

MBA 788

Island Business and Kuleana

MBA 789

Island Business and Po’okela

Graduate Certificate in Business Administration with Leadership Specialization

MBA 600

Leading People in Organizations

MBA 761

Leading Organizational Change

MBA 762

Project Management

MBA 763

Professional Development

Graduate Certificate in Business Administration with Not-for-Profit Management Specialization

MBA 739

Not-for-Profit Organizations

MBA 740

Social Enterprise Management

MBA 741

Government Relations

MBA 764

Strategic Issues in Philanthropy