College of Business

Consulting Certificate

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Professional Consulting Certificate

Students seeking an exciting career in professional consulting will gain invaluable support in attaining their career goals by complementing their major with a 21-unit Professional Consulting Certificate(opens in new window). Geared toward training students wishing to join reputable consulting agencies at an entry level analyst level, the certificate program is open to all students from across the university from any discipline seeking knowledge and practical experience in professional consulting.

The Professional Consulting Program also allows the added benefit of participating in our professional coaching series, where you will work one-on-one with retired executives through partnership with OLLI(opens in new window).

The certificate requires 2 foundation courses in management, five core courses in areas such as project teams and consulting, and two approved elective courses.


Students will earn the certificate upon completion of the following steps: 

  1. Declare the Professional Consulting Certificate by filling out a Plan Change Form (will need to be signed by a Business Advisor in GLNN 321).

  2. Complete all required certificate coursework.

  3. Graduate with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.

  4. Earn a “C” or higher in all certificate courses.

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