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Graduate Degree & Certificate in Management & Marketing

Enter the Corporate World — Easily — With our Business Graduate Programs

Take your first step in management and marketing with business graduate programs at Bridgewater State University. Enroll in our master’s degree in business administration or business certificate program in business foundations.

You may choose full- or part-time course schedules, including evening and online classes, to get you to the finish line. In either graduate program, you’ll take away the knowledge, skills and confidence to land a managerial position in industries like accounting, finance, marketing, management, economics and statistics.

Management & Marketing Program Highlights

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Build a solid foundation for career success

As a BSU business graduate program student, you can opt for an advanced degree — a master’s in business — or a two-semester business certificate program. You’ll develop core competencies in such topics as corporate finance, business statistics and management. Plus, you’ll be well positioned for managerial positions and potential advancement in organizations of any size and type.
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Bring your drive, we’ll take care of the rest

No background in business is required for either the master’s degree or business certificate program — just a passion to excel. You can get started with up to two graduate courses before enrolling in either our Business Foundations Graduate Certificate or our master’s degree in business administration program.
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High-quality education at an affordable price

To help ensure nothing stands in the way of your business graduate program or future success, BSU offers competitive, affordable tuition and fees. Both our master’s degree in business administration and business certificate programs were designed to be easy on the budget for in-state and out-of-state students.

Small classes, big on attention

Bridgewater State University is all about a personal grad school experience. With less than 20 students in each class, BSU assures you the time and attention you need to learn. Get your questions answered, and develop into a business-focused professional — whether you pursue a master’s in business or graduate certificate in business foundations.

Mentoring, support and collaboration

You never go it alone in our business graduate programs, from our master’s degree in business to our certificate program in business foundations. Our faculty of teachers, executives, entrepreneurs, and consultants are with you every step of your journey, inside the classroom and out. In fact, they offer support and collaboration throughout your time with us and can help expand your network for post-network career opportunities.

Scholarships and financial aid

Need financial assistance for your master’s degree in business administration? We offer scholarships and grants, as well as research assistantships and quantitative fellowships. This lets you attend graduate school at significantly reduced tuition and fee rates, so you can reach your goal of earning a master’s in business. You’ll also receive a bi-weekly stipend for working in an academic or administrative department at the university.

Early acceptance option

The Early Acceptance MBA Program is designed for current undergraduates at BSU who would like to earn BOTH an undergraduate degree and MBA degree in as little as five years. Students accepted into this program can take up to four graduate courses and credits will be applied toward both their undergraduate and MBA degrees.

Program of Study for Management & Marketing Graduate Students

In both our master’s in business and business certificate program, you’ll dive deep into key areas of business, so you can easily converse and make smart decisions in a managerial position.

What to expect from our business graduate programs
In BSU’s master’s in business, you will hone your skills in business analytics, as well as managing people and organizations. Plus, you’ll learn how to apply critical thinking to solve complex business problems. The business certificate program will provide a strong foundation in corporate finance, economics, business statistics, management and marketing.

Both deliver everything you need to jump-start your career in business and related fields.

Admission Requirements and Program Details

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Program details from 2023-2024 Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog

Graduate Program Chairperson: Dr. Kathleen R. Ferris
Assessment Coordinator: Dr. Peter Sietins

Careers in Management & Marketing

A master’s degree in business or a certificate in business foundations from Bridgewater State University can lead to many career opportunities and greater financial rewards. A business graduate certificate can increase your salary by 25%, according to The Washington Post.

A master’s in business can help boost MBA salaries to as much as


annually, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Graduate Funding Opportunities

The College of Graduate Studies provides various opportunities for graduate students to receive funding while working towards their degrees. Appointments are competitive and are determined by undergraduate and/or graduate grade point averages, pertinent experience, educational preparation and interviews. For information on assistantships, fellowships and conference funding awards, please visit our Graduate Funding Opportunities page.

The Master of Business Administration program is eligible for unsubsidized student loans and applicants are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. For more specific questions, please visit the Financial Aid Office website or contact them directly at

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View this PDF for an overview of the College of Graduate Studies.

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Bridgewater offers competitive tuition and fees for graduate students both in and out of state.

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