Tuition & Student Fees
The cost for Graduate Certificate students varies depending upon the graduate certificate you wish to obtain. Each certificate is associated with a graduate degree program, to which you may be eligible to transfer into upon completion of the certificate.
|Certificate Name||Associated Degree||Cost Per Credit|
|Asset Management||Part-Time or Online MBA||$1,660|
|Business Analytics||Master of Applied Business Analytics or Part-Time or Online MBA||$1,660|
|Corporate Financial Management||Part-Time or Online MBA||$1,660|
|Leadership for Managers||Part-Time or Online MBA||$1,660|
|Strategic Management||Part-Time or Online MBA||$1,660|
|Strategic Marketing||Part-Time or Online MBA||$1,660|
|Medical Industry||Part-Time or Online MBA||$1,660|
|Supply Chain Management for the Medical & Health Sector||Part-Time or Online MBA or Master of Science in Supply Chain Management||$1,660|
|Taxation||Master of Business Taxation||$1,428|
|International Taxation||Master of Business Taxation||$1,428|
|Closely-Held Business Taxation||Master of Business Taxation||$1,428|
|Tax Executives||Master of Business Taxation||$1,428|
|High Net Worth Individual Taxation||Master of Business Taxation||$1,428|
|Fee Type (Charged per Semester)||Fee Cost|
|Carlson School Collegiate Fee||$290 (for less than 9 credits)|
Academic Records Fee
A one time academic records fee of $150 will be charged to all students during the first semester of the program.
A non-refundable $200 tuition deposit, due upon admission, is applied toward tuition in the first semester of enrollment.
Books and Course Materials
The estimated cost of books and course materials is approximately $200/class.
Some employers offer reimbursement programs for employees who enroll in a certificate program. To cover additional expenses, the University of Minnesota's office of student financial aid provides federal educational loan programs.
Most financial aid requires admission to a degree-seeking program, there is limited aid available for non-degree and certificate-seeking students.
To apply for financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You may complete it anytime; the University will process the application after you have been admitted. The University of Minnesota FAFSA code is 003969.
If you have questions about loan programs, contact Jim Parker (612-626-0750), our Carlson MBA financial aid representative.
*All fees are subject to change.
External Scholarship Resources
Graduate Certificates do not offer scholarships as candidates are typically employed during the program. We encourage students to use a few strategies:
1) Take advantage of employer tuition benefits. Many companies are willing to contribute $5,250 annually. We encourage candidates to have a conversation with their supervisor or HR to understand their companies’ employer tuition benefit.
2) Consider moving through the program more slowly as the program is on a pay-per-credit tuition model. This could allow you to maximize annual benefits, as well as stagger personal contributions
3) Use personal savings.