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Each certificate features selected courses from our Master of Business Administration curriculum that help you develop skills needed to manage organizations successfully.

Admission requirements

Open to all students holding a bachelor's degree without regard to major and a minimum 2.5 GPA. A complete checklist of documents needed to apply for enrollment in SFA's graduate school is available on the Graduate Admissions webpage.

Program details

Each certificate program consists of four courses, which may be taken as part of the MBA program, another graduate degree, or on their own. You can complete these courses in as little as two semesters.

The courses are taught face-to-face or via Zoom (synchronous) in the evenings, with one course offered as an asynchronous online course. Because this certificate is offered through a hybrid approach, you can complete it no matter where you live.

Business Analytics certificate

(12 semester-credit-hours, 4 courses)

In addition to providing the marketable analytical skills you need to be successful in business, this certificate can help you further advance your career in business analytics.

Curriculum details

To earn this certificate, you must complete:

  • BUSI 5380: Applied Business Analytics and Data Visualization
  • ECON 5320: Managerial Economics
  • FINC 5314: Advanced Financial Management
  • One of the following:
    • ACCT 5366: Advanced Statistical Methods and Data Analytics for Detecting Fraud
    • ECON 5325: Data Driven Decision Making
    • MGMT 5380: Quantitative Management Applications

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Organizational Leadership certificate

(12 semester-credit-hours, 4 courses)

Designed for those who wish to be business leaders, managers and top executives, this certificate provides the marketable skills you need to further advance your career as a successful leader in business.

Curriculum details

To earn this certificate, you must complete:

  • BCOM 5320: Managerial Communication
  • BUSI 5350: Executive Leadership
  • BUSI 5357: Negotiations and Dispute Resolution
  • MGMT 5377: Organizational Behavior and Theory

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Remaining MBA courses

Once you've earned both stackable certificates, you're only four courses away from earning an MBA. If you'd like to explore this option, review the MBA admission requirements or contact the MBA director.

The last four courses to complete:

  • ACCT 5311: Accounting for Management
  • MKTG 5313: Marketing Management
  • MGMT 5317: Strategic Management
  • One business elective (any 5000-level business course)

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Ready to apply?

Apply to SFA for your graduate studies and let's get started!


Jason Reese, PhD
MBA Director
Associate Dean of Finance and Administration


Physical Address:
McGee Business Building, Suite 137

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13077, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, TX 75962