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 concentrations and can be completed in as few as four months. Individuals may pursue and obtain multiple certificates.


The leadership certificate explores best practices in understanding and maximizing human interaction in global and diverse contexts. The track also examines current issues in leadership and appropriate strategies for implementing change.

Health SECTOR Management

The health sector management certificate examines the U.S. healthcare system including staff management, government interventions, and comparisons with other healthcare delivery systems in developed countries. The track also examines the administration of healthcare finance and the management of regulatory compliance within healthcare organizations.

Operations Management

The operations management track is designed to further provide students with a broad conceptual framework for the management of operations in today’s competitive, global environment. The track will demonstrate how organizations compete on the elements of quality, cost, time, innovation, and flexibility using human, material and informational resources.

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. Request a schedule »

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.


Tuition for the executive certificate program is priced competitively with 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. Click here to learn more about the types of aid available and your payment options »


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

Some business programs also hold specialized accreditation by business-specific accreditors. These specialized accreditations are a further endorsement of quality but not necessarily required in the business profession. SACS accreditation blankets the entire institution and ensures the student a quality education, financial aid opportunities, ability to transfer credits easily, and a promising professional future.

(Milligan College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral 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.)


Milligan’s MBA Certificate is intended for working professionals who have meaningful work experience and already hold an MBA or similar graduate degree. The ideal candidate has a firm grasp of business (or non-profit) operations, experience in exercising management discretion and authority, and responsibility for business planning or budgetary responsibilities.


Business Faculty

Dr. David Campbell

David Campbell

Associate Professor of Economics; Director of the MBA Program; Area Chair of Business

Phone: 423.461.8674
Office: Price Business Center, 005


Dr. Carolyn Carter

Carolyn Carter

Associate Dean of the William B. Greene, Jr. School of Business and Technology; Professor of Computer Information Systems and Business Administration; Don and Clarinda Jeanes Chair of Servant Leadership

Phone: 423.461.8670
Office: Derthick Hall, 300B


Dr. Bill Greer

Bill Greer

President; J. Henry Kegley Chair of Business and Economics; Professor of Business and Economics

Phone: 423.461.8710
Office: Little Hartland