Certificate Programs

Featuring a selective mix of courses, a certificate program is an outstanding way to differentiate yourself in your field. Students graduate with confirmation that they have spent a notable amount of time learning specific business knowledge that will help make them leaders in the workplace.

The four certificates (Finance, Operations and Supply Chain Management, Marketing and Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization) offered by the Graduate School are available to all applicants. Decision Analytics and SAP certificates offered by Poole College are only available to currently enrolled MBA students.

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Graduate Management Certificates

In collaboration with The Graduate School, several colleges at NC State and external organizations, the Jenkins MBA offers several certificate programs that provide students the opportunity to gain a competitive advantage in top industries. By adding a certificate program to your degree, you’ll show employers you have specialized knowledge that adds immediate value to their team.

As an added bonus: credit hours associated with the successful completion of courses in our certificate programs may count toward required credit hours for the Jenkins MBA program.

Each of these certificates is awarded by The Graduate School at NC State University.


Complete 12 hours of MBA-level coursework learning to apply financial management principles and risk management techniques to a wide variety of institutional and investment situations. Relevant for professionals who wish to enter the financial field or solidify their existing knowledge. More info

Operations & Supply Chain Management

Complete 12 hours of MBA-level coursework in the No. 15-ranked graduate supply chain management program nationwide (Gartner). You will gain a detailed understanding of how supply chain networks operate worldwide, as well as the ability to develop supply chain solutions for your organization. More info


Complete 12 hours of MBA-level coursework covering a breadth and depth of marketing concepts and practical applications, from branding to consumer insights to marketing analytics and other innovative techniques to give you an edge in the marketplace. More info

Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization

Awarded by The Graduate School, this 12 credit hour certificate is a unique interdisciplinary program that provides students the knowledge, skills and tools needed for bringing technology innovations to market. The curriculum is equally valuable for those seeking to start a new company based on an innovative technology and for those working within an established firm to bring new technologies to the marketplace. More info

Poole College of Management Certificates

The following two certificates are issued by the Jenkins Graduate School and/or the Poole College of Management. These certificate programs are not formally recognized by the NC State University Graduate School and will not be noted as such on your official transcript.

Decision Analytics

Offered to current Jenkins graduate management students, the decision analytics certificate helps to develop management professionals who can understand and apply big data analysis to make meaningful decisions. This recognition is awarded by the Poole College of Management. More info


Offered to current Jenkins graduate management students, the SAP University Alliances (UA) Program provides 4 hours of coursework in the enterprise resource planning software, SAP. The Recognition Award is issued by the Poole College of Management in collaboration with the SAP UA Program. More info

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