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Penn Business
Certificate Program (BCP)


  • 32 VBMA CREDITS: 8 credits in each category

    • Category 1: Business Finance

      • Two Mandatory Talks (Offered Annually):

        • ​Understanding Financial Statements

        • Revenue & Expense Streams

    • Category 2: Business Operations, Management, & Ownership

    • Category 3: Business Leadership Skills

    • Category 4: Career & Personal Development

What to Expect at Graduation:

  • Transcript notation

  • Recognition at graduation ceremony


In addition to the standard requirements:
  • Successful Completion of the Honors Portfolio:

    • Career & Employment Preparation

    • Professionalism & Value

    • Proposition​ Finance

    • We STRONGLY ENCOURAGE students to submit during summer of 3rd year

What to Expect at Graduation:

  • Graduation cords

  • Transcript notation

  • Recognition at graduation ceremony

General Information on Honors Portfolio Submission:
  • Students can submit their Honors Portfolio once they have earned at least 8 myVBMA credits in each category

  • Submissions deadlines occur biannually (April 1st & October 1st)

  • Expected return time is variable due to volume of submissions & evaluator availability, but expect return times of at least 12 weeks (from submission deadline, NOT the date that you submitted)

    • Resubmissions are completed on a rolling basis

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