Any UNC-Chapel Hill graduate student is eligible to apply to the Graduate Certificate in Business Fundamentals. Students can enroll in certificate courses without applying to the certificate. However, it is important to apply to the certificate as soon as you know you would like to earn the certificate, as students who have enrolled will receive priority enrollment for courses.

The application deadline for the Fall 2019 cycle will close on October 16, 2019 at 11:59pm.

Required information to apply:

  • Online application
  • CV/resume
  • One-page statement of purpose
  • Your timeline and plan to complete the certificate

Process to apply:

  1. Complete the application form below.
  2. Package the following documents as a singular PDF document, titled “GCBFApplication_firstname_last name” and upload in the form:
    • CV/resume
    • One-page statement of purpose. Tell us why you are interested in the Graduate Certificate in Business Fundamentals.
    • Timeline for you to complete the Graduate Certificate in Business Fundamentals. Provide details about your intended graduation date and which semesters you plan to enroll in courses to complete the certificate requirements (you may wish to download and use the timeline template here).

Applications will be reviewed by the certificate advisory committee.

Graduate Certificate in Business Fundamentals Application

  • Package the documents below as one single PDF document, titled “GCBFApplication_firstname_last name”:
    • CV/resume
    • One-page statement of purpose. Tell us why you are interested in the Graduate Certificate in Business Fundamentals.
    • Timeline for you to complete the Graduate Certificate in Business Fundamentals. Provide details about your intended graduation date and the semesters in which you plan to enroll in courses to complete the certificate requirements (i.e. details about your intended graduation date and when you plan to complete the certificate requirements).
    Accepted file types: pdf.
  • The Graduate School would like your permission to use content from your application to communicate about the Graduate Certificate in Business Fundamentals. The content would be de-identified and could include information from your statement of purpose. The information could be made public in a variety of Graduate School and University communications, both print and web. Additional purposes also could include communications external to The Graduate School and UNC-Chapel Hill.
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