Program Specifics

Flexible Time Frame

With courses offered year-round on a flexible schedule, you control the pace at which you move through the program. Both Fall and Spring semester start dates are available, with classes meeting during the evenings, weekends, or over the Internet in an accelerated format of 7 weeks or fewer per class.


The GCM curriculum focuses on learning and applying advanced leadership skills necessary for successful management. In addition to the core management practice and theory courses, GCM program students have the flexibility to tailor their program of study to meet specific educational needs, strengthen areas of weakness, and/or and explore special interests. View the GCM Curriculum page to learn more.

Learning Environment

The combination of students from different undergraduate disciplines, nationalities, and industries results in a dynamic educational environment where you can learn from your peers as well as your professors. In addition to group work, you’ll engage with the GCM Curriculum through a balance of case study analysis, lecture/discussion, and projects based on issues or challenges within your own company. Outside the classroom, educational seminars, lectures, and site visits sponsored by Bradley’s MBA Association provide another layer of learning.

Inclusive Services

Bradley GCM students receive the personal attention of our dedicated staff as well as these inclusive services:

  1. Graduate Student Association membership and benefits,
  2. as needed tutoring,
  3. use of the Markin Center recreational facility,
  4. assistance from Computing Services, and
  5. access to the Student Health Center.

Program Cost and Financing

GCM program costs are billed by credit hour. For the 2012-13 school year the cost per credit hour is $740. This does not include the cost of textbooks and class materials. Unlike many “fee-heavy” institutions, Bradley University charges only a single activity fee of $25 each semester.

Scholarships, assistantships, and fellowships are not available for certificate programs. Loans are available to finance your studies. Learn more about these options.

Tuition benefit programs, offered by many employers offer an alternative financing option. Check with your human resources department to determine if your organization can provide tuition assistance.