Graduate CertificateGraduate Certificate in Business Foundations
The Graduate Certificate in Business Foundations will be of interest to you if 1) your undergraduate degree is in a non-business area, 2) you have been out of school for a few years, or 3) you want some graduate level business courses without having to commit to pursuing an MBA.
- 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 classes are scheduled in the evening, Monday through Thursday from 6:30 pm to 9:20 pm at the UNCG campus.
- If you decide to continue your graduate business studies, you can apply directly to the Bryan MBA from the certificate program and your courses will carry over into the Bryan MBA.
Courses are taught on the semester format and certificate students enroll in the same classes as Bryan MBA students. The following four courses are required to complete the Graduate Certificate in Business Foundations:
- MBA 701: Quantitative Analysis to Support Decision Making (3.0 hrs)
- MBA 702: Financial and Managerial Accounting for MBAs (3.0 hrs)
- MBA 703: Economic Environment of the Firm (3.0 hrs)
- MBA 710: Ethical Leadership and Sustainable Business (3.0 hrs)
- Dr. Stuart Allen is the Head of the Department of Economics. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Virginia, and his teaching and research interests include banking and financial institutions, monetary economic effects of federal deficits on real interest rates, political business cycles, and student learning. Dr. Allen is a recipient of the Alumni Teaching Exellence Award and he teaches MBA 703: Economic Environment of the Firm.
- Dr. Richard Ehrhardt received his PhD in Administrative Sciences from Yale University. Ehrhardt has taught research methods, business statistics, and management science in the Bryan MBA for over 25 years, and from 1997 to 2001 he served as the Director of the Bryan MBA. Dr. Ehrhardt teaches MBA 701: Quantitative Alanysis to Support Decision Making.
- Dr. Kevin Lowe is the Head of the Department of Business Administration. He is one of two research fellows for the McDowell Research Center for Global IT Management and was UNCG's inaugural faculty fellow in leadership. In 2007 Lowe received the Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching. He received his PhD in Organizational Behavior from Florida International University. Dr. Lowe teaches MBA 710: Ethical Leadership and Sustainable Business.
- Dr. David Upton received his Ph.D. from Indiana University in 2006. He previously taught at Massey University in New Zealand. His teaching interests are in the areas of Cost and Managerial Accounting. His research interests include the role of accounting information in incentive contracting and performance measurement with a behavioral/experimental emphasis. He has published in journals including the Journal of Business, Finance and Accounting, Pacific Accounting Review, International Journal of Operations and Production Management and Asian Pacific Journal of Management. Dr. Upton teaches MBA 702: Financial and Managerial Accounting for MBAs.
- Completed Graduate School application and $60 application fee
- Baccalaureate degree or equivalent
- Official GMAT or GRE score
- 500-1000 word personal essay about your career and educational goals
- Three letters of recommendation
- Additional material, such as TOEFL or IELTS, may be required
Apply online here. The application deadlines are July 1 for the fall semester and November 1 for the spring.
Tuition and fees vary depending on the number of credit hours taken per semester. Based on the tuition and fees for the 2012-2013 academic year, the total cost for a North Carolina resident who takes six credit hours of MBA courses per semester is approximately $6,240.50. Click here for the schedule of tuition and fee charges.
Given the general nature of the certificate following is a sample list of occupations/positions, along with the SOC code, students in the certificate have held:
Human Resources Generalist (13-1072.00), Project Consultant (15-1051.00), Materials Supply Manager (11-3071.02), Tech Support Analyst (15-1041.00), Operations Manager (11-1021.00), General Manager (11-1021.00), Senior Sales Rep (41-4011.00), Bank Teller (41.3071.00), Customer Service Rep (43- 4051.00), Business Analysts (13-1111.00), Portfolio Manager (11-9199.03)
Contact the Bryan MBA Office at 336.334.5390 or firstname.lastname@example.org to speak to an admissions counselor.