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Linda Marie Nolin, MBA, ACB

Director of Graduate Business Programs, Professor of Practice in Business
Business Administration
(508) 849-3272

Advanced Certificate in Business

Program Overview

The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Business (CAGSB) strengthens the academic credentials of professionals who have already earned an MBA degree. To accommodate the ongoing needs for professional development, the program will update, enhance, and expand the executive’s knowledge and expertise. We currently offer our CAGSB in 5 concentrations:

  • General Business
  • Health Administration
  • Human Resource Management
  • Industrial Organizational Psychology
  • Marketing

This certificate program requires a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA).

More Information

How to Apply
Course of Study

How to Apply

  • Application: Apply using the Anna Maria College Online Application.
  • MBA Degree: Provide evidence of an earned Master’s of Business Administration from a regionally accredited United States college or university, or an equivalent degree from a nationally accredited institution outside the United States.
  • Two References: Submit the names and contact information of two references acquainted with the applicant’s ability and aptitude for graduate study. In cases where a student may have been away from an academic setting for several years, employers and supervisors may be a reference.
  • 2.7 GPA or Higher: Provide evidence of a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.7 and an undergraduate record that demonstrates your ability to be successful in graduate studies.
  • Personal Statement: Provide, in writing, a personal statement (minimum 500 words) that demonstrates your commitment to graduate studies and reflects your writing skills.
  • Resume

Transcripts and other documents can be sent electronically to or mailed to:

Admission Office
Anna Maria College
50 Sunset Lane
Paxton, MA 01612

Course of Study

Why Anna Maria College?

Fast Facts

  • Our CAGSB certificates can be self-designed through the program’s unique General Track to meet your own personal objectives. This option allows you to align the program’s curriculum with your own personal and career goals within any given industry.
  • Ranked 15th in the nation’s top 25 Most Affordable Masters programs by
  • Cut your time in half with 8-week courses you can go twice as fast as traditional 16 week semesters providing you more flexibility and the ability to complete the program in as little as one year.

Return on Investment
The CAGSB certificates are designed to provide educational enrichment for experienced professionals seeking a broader management perspective.

  • The faculty members are practitioners in their fields and leverage their experience and networks to guide students through final capstone projects that require them to work as consultants with local nonprofits and start-up companies.
  • Forbes Magazine listed Anna Maria College MBA in their Education Innovators issues as a program with maximum ROI.

The program will prepare and empower students for careers in and related to business including (but not limited to):

  •   Money Management
  •   Risk Management
  •   Organizational Development Consulting
  •   Market Research Management
  •   Principle Industrial Engineer
  •   Information Security
  •   Health Services Management
  •   Clinical Informatics Management
  •   Entrepreneurship

Curriculum Map

The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Business requires the student to take 15 credits; 5 courses with an overall GPA of 3.0 (B).

MBA curriculum maps are provided below. To complete your the CAGSB, 5 elective courses must be completed.

On-Ground/Hybrid Curriculum Maps

Online Curriculum Maps