Advanced Graduate Program

Public Accounting | Business Economics | International Business | International Economics | Financial Management | Investment Management | Marketing eBusiness | Marketing Management | Human Resources Management | Organizational Behavior and Development | Strategic Management | Corporate Taxation | Trust and Estate Taxation


Professionals with advanced degrees often need additional training in order to stay current with developments, to handle new responsibilities, or to qualify for licensing or certifications. Lubin's Advanced Graduate Certificate Program (AGC) is designed to meet the specialized knowledge needs of professionals who already have an MBA or an M.S. in a business discipline. The 12-14 credit program can be pursued part-time in New York City or White Plains, and may be completed within one to three years. Programs are tailored to individual needs.

Do you want to revitalize your MBA?
How does it work?
What happens if I don't remember or never took a Foundation Core course?
How much time do I have to complete the program?
Is the Advanced Graduate Program Certificate recognized outside of Pace University?
Tell me more about the available modules. What choices do I have?
Must I take all the specific courses listed?
How do I start the process?


Do you want to revitalize your MBA?

Now that you are in the job arena, do you wish that you majored in a different business field than the one you did when you were pursuing your MBA? Consider Lubin's Advanced Graduate Program. The Advanced Graduate Program in Business provides individualized format programs of study to meet the specialized needs of business professionals. Some managers find that their career has developed new areas of responsibilities. Others conclude that new developments in their fields of expertise require systematized knowledge of improved skills. Employers and managers increasingly recognize that completion of a certificate signifies a high level of achievement and competence by its recipient.

How does it work?

The program is open only to people who have already received their MBA or MS in Business from Pace or another university. Since most MBA curricula require students to take similar "foundation core" courses (accounting, management, marketing, etc.) before they take specialized advanced courses in their major, Pace's AGC program assumes that incoming students have knowledge of those courses and can "jump right in" taking the advanced specialized courses in the business major of your choice. The certificate typically requires completion of twelve (12) to fourteen (14) approved course credits (a few modules, in taxation and accounting, may require 14—most require 12). With advice and approval of Dr. Jack Yurkiewicz, the Program Director, each student articulates his or her career and program objectives and selects courses which contribute to their fulfillment. Individualized modules are approved for each student after admission but before registration. Pace awards the Certificate to students who complete their modules with a mininum of a "B" average.

What happens if I don't remember or never took a Foundation Core course?

Students who do not present evidence of adequate preparation for the module they want to pursue will need to take additional classes. Usually this involves completing one or more foundation core courses. Foundation core courses cannot be included among the twelve to fourteen credits required for the Certificate. Thus, if you feel that you forgot or just want to "freshen up" your knowledge in one or more of the foundation core courses before you begin the specialty ones, then you may take them, but remember that they will not count as credit toward the Certificate. Dr. Yurkiewicz will talk with all incoming students, and will review the student's academic preparation, the sequence of courses the student should take, prerequisite issues, etc.

How much time do I have to complete the program?

Students can complete most modules within one calendar year. This requires six credits in each of two semesters. Students who are working full-time may choose to extend the program. Typically, a maximum of three years is allowed to complete a module.

Is the Advanced Graduate Program Certificate recognized outside of Pace University?

Advanced Graduate Program Certificates in Business are registered with the New York State Education Department.

Tell me more about the available modules. What choices do I have?

In the major of Accounting, modules are available in Public Accounting. In Management, modules are available in: Human Resources Management, Organizational Behavior and Development, and Strategic Management. In Taxation, modules are available in Corporate Taxation and Trust and Estate Taxation. There are also modules in Business Economics, International Business, International Economics, Financial Management, Investment Management, and Marketing eBusiness .

Must I take all the specific courses listed?

If you already have taken a specific course as part of your MBA major, or you have been working in that field and have much experience in that topic, that course may be waived, and a substitute course in the major may be taken with prior discussion and written approval of Dr. Yurkiewicz. However, all courses taken must be advanced courses beyond the Core Requirements.

How do I start the process?

Students who have an MBA or MS from Pace University: go to the Graduate Registrar and fill out a Resumption of Studies-Graduate form. Contact Dr. Yurkiewicz (jyurkiewicz@pace.edu) for guidance, and you are in!

Students who have an MBA or MS from another university: specific information and application forms may be obtained from the Office of Graduate Admissions. To Contact Graduate Admissions:

New York City: (212) 346-1532 or gradnyc@pace.edu
Westchester: (914) 422-4283 or gradwp@pace.edu