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.
All coursework is transferable to the MBA program.
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:
The Graduate Certificate in Business Foundations program welcomes a variety of applicants, whether they come to us with years of professional experience or have just recently earned an undergraduate degree — business or otherwise.
|Fall Semester:||June 15|
|Spring Semester:||November 15|
Students entering our program typically have a GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale.
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International students should reference the Graduate School’s Application Guide for transcript and language proficiency details.
These estimated program costs include tuition and fees based on the 2023-2024 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|
|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).
This program prepares you for jobs in finance, operations, human resources, marketing, and management, including positions such as:
Graduate Student Ambassadors participate weekly in Bryan School graduate connection events and serve to represent the School’s six master’s programs.
UNCG has been named both Best for Vets and a Military Friendly School. We’re a Yellow Ribbon Program participant, and are proud to offer a variety of benefits for veterans, active-duty military, and military-affiliated students, such as:
For more information on UNCG Military-Affiliated services and benefits, visit military.uncg.edu.
If you still have questions regarding one of our graduate certificate programs 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.