Certificate Program

The Markets & Management Certificate Program provides an innovative, liberal arts approach to business education. It draws on knowledge from a variety of disciplines including sociology, economics, political science, history, and business. Each course in the program deals in some way with the impact of different organizational forms on managing human resources, coordinating work, integrating technology, and using business networks in an increasingly competitive global economy. The program exposes students to cutting-edge research and provides opportunities to engage in real-world experiences both at home and globally.

Program Elements

Markets & Management Studies makes a concerted effort to bring Duke undergraduates closer to the business world. Along with a comprehensive core curriculum of courses, our program includes:

  • Guest Lecturers: Visiting executives and business experts participate regularly in Markets & Management courses. Professors of the Practice teach the entrepreneurship and leadership courses.
  • Career Events: Sponsored by the Program to allow students to meet Markets & Management alumni and discuss career paths they have chosen. Recent career events have focused on careers in banking, management consulting, and advertising.
  • Markets & Management Research and Teaching Fellows: Graduate students in a variety of departments serve as resources for Duke undergraduates.

Our Graduates

Duke graduates who have received Markets & Management certificates pursue a variety of careers in organizations such as: Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting), PriceWaterhouseCoopers, General Electric Corporation, Wachovia Bank, Bain & Company, Goldman Sachs, AT&T, IBM Corporation, and The Carson Group. Some are entrepreneurs and many pursue graduate degrees in areas such as law, public health, and business.