Executive MBA Certificate

Stay ahead of the rapid changes reshaping business today by completing an Executive MBA Certificate. Designed for the working professional already holding an MBA or similar graduate-level degree, you can further specialize your knowledge and training to stay current in the marketplace without pursuing an additional degree.

Each certificate consists of nine semester hours of graduate course work (three courses) in one of three tracks and can be completed in as few as four months. Individuals may pursue and obtain multiple certificates.

Class Schedule

MBA certificate programs start each fall (usually October or November). Each certificate consists of three courses and can be completed in as few as four months, taking each class consecutively.

The program is designed to accommodate working professionals. Classes meet one Saturday per month. Class time is complemented by several weeks of on-going discussion, class participation, and other assignments, all facilitated by faculty using Internet-based resources. This provides flexibility in scheduling, while at the same time providing thorough and in-depth study.

Students need to bring a laptop to class.

Quality Faculty

In Milligan's MBA, you'll be taught by qualified business faculty. Their first priority is your education. They bring to the classroom a broad range of business, industry, and consulting experience, as well as outstanding academic credentials. While their primary focus is teaching and mentoring, many are also involved in academic research, publishing articles and books, and serving in professional organizations. This keeps them up-to-date and ready to share the latest and most timely information with our students.

Admission Requirements for Certificate

Fall 2014 Application deadline: October 1

Minimum requirements for admission to the MBA certificate program are as follows:

Financial Information

Affordable. Tuition for the executive certificate program is $575 per credit hour. The total cost for the three-course certificate is approximately $5,175. This is comparable with MBA Certificate programs at most other private and public institutions. Each student is issued the software required for the program. Lunch is provided on Saturday during residency weekends. Housing information for out-of-town students is available upon request.


Accreditation is the process by which the quality and standards of colleges and universities are verified and upheld. Milligan is pleased to hold SACS accreditation, which accredits the entire institution and its programs, including the MBA. SACS accredits degree-seeking institutions in the South, including the University of Tennessee and East Tennessee State University.

Milligan College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Milligan College.