Professional Studies Certificate

This six-course program provides an understanding of practices and principles of modern management, including accounting, finance, marketing, leadership, and organizational behavior. The curriculum is particularly well-suited to the needs of aspiring managers and business professionals.

Quick Facts




Total Tuition

(Fall & Spring Semester Courses Only)

Core Courses

Complete all of the following courses:

ADAC 5000 Accounting and Financial Analysis I
MFIN 1020 Financial Accounting 
ADMK 1150 Marketing: An Overview of Principles and Practices
ADBM 5005 Leadership: Theory and Practice in Organizations
ADBM 1052 Introduction to Organizational Behavior 


ADEC 1131 Principles of Microeconomics
ADEC 1132 Principles of Macroeconomics 
ADEC 2500 Statistics
ADAC 5001 Accounting and Financial Analysis II
ADFN 1045 Investments: Stocks, Bonds, and Securities
ADCO 3300 Advanced Advertising
ADMK 1168 International Marketing


Application Information


Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 

Please mail application materials to:
Boston College
Woods College of Advancing Studies Admissions Office
St. Mary's Hall South
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467


Regular Decision
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Online Application

Start Your Application

*Current Woods College degree students interested in adding a certificate to their plan of study should not use the online application. Declare your certificate here.

Academic Transcripts

Submit one of the following:

  • Official high school degree
  • Official GED
  • Official college/university transcript

Personal Statement

To be uploaded to your online Application Form.

In 500-750 words, describe your academic and professional goals, any experience relevant to this program, and your future plans, expectations, and aspirations.

Application Fee

Application fee: $45

  • Check or money order payable to Boston College.
  • Please do not send cash.




Contact Claudia Pouravelis at with questions.