Accelerate your career without the commitment of an MBA

The Graduate Certificate focuses on four foundational business courses taught by our nationally-recognized MBA faculty. The Certificate is tailored to those who are not ready to commit to pursuing an MBA, those without an undergraduate degree in business, and those who have been out of school for a few years. Add value on the job today with what you learned in our Certificate program last night. Should you choose to pursue your MBA later, you can apply these credits.

This 12-credit hour certificate can be completed in as little as two semesters (either fall/spring or spring/fall) of part-time study.

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What You'll Learn

Certificate students enroll in the same semester-long classes as UNCG MBA students. They choose four courses (12 credits) from the following options to complete the Graduate Certificate in Business Foundations:

  • MBA 701 – Quantitative Analysis for Decision Making
  • MBA 702 – Financial and Managerial Accounting
  • MBA 703 – Economic Policies and Impact on Global Outcomes
  • MBA 716 – Leadership and Sustainable Business
  • MBA 717 – Innovation
  • MBA 718 – Global Business in Practice

Tuition & Fees

These estimated program costs include tuition and fees based on the 2021-2022 Graduate Tuition and Fee Schedule and do not include the cost of textbooks or student health insurance. Visit csh.uncg.edu for more detailed information. Tuition and fees vary depending on the program track pursued and the number of credit hours taken each semester.

On Campus (with Online options) Online Only
Estimated Program Cost Per Credit Hour Estimated Program Cost Per Credit Hour
In-State $7,000 $583.33 $6,500 $541.67
Outside-of-NC $10,000 $833.33
Out-of-State $16,500 $1,375.00 $15,500 $1,291.67
Assumes 12 credit hours of part-time study for 1 year.

 

The Outside-of-NC rate applies to students located outside of the state taking online classes. The Out-of-State rate applies to students taking classes while located within the state, but are not residents of NC (determined by the Residency Determination Service).

Application Deadlines

To apply, all you need to do is complete the application and include three letters of support, a statement of interest, and transcripts from your undergraduate institution(s).

Fall Admission
June 15
Spring Admission
November 15

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Admission Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree (or international equivalent)
  • One official transcript from all previous academic institutions
  • Personal statement (prompts available in the online application)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • 60-Second video introducing yourself
  • Resume
  • Online application and $65 fee
  • TOEFL/IELTS for non-native English speakers

Students entering our program typically have a GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale.

Need some help? Download the Bryan School Application Guide.

Bryan School Online Application Guide

International students should reference the Graduate School’s Application Guide for transcript and language proficiency details.

Graduate School International Application Guide

Have Questions?


If you still have questions regarding our Business Foundations Graduate Certificate please reach out to our graduate recruitment team by phone or email. You may also schedule a time to meet with one of our recruiters or attend one of our upcoming information sessions.

Contact Us

Ms. Savannah Martin

Graduate Recruitment Specialist
301F Bryan Building Savannah-BryanGrad@uncg.edu 336-334-4657

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