Certificate Admissions


Finance, Supply Chain, Marketing, and Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization graduate certificate programs are open to graduate students in good standing at NC State University, or others who have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Eligibility criteria for the Decision Analytics and SAP certifications can be found on the respective program page.

  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 across all certificate-counting classes in undergraduate and graduate work (some exceptions possible for those with graduate studies).
  • Two years of full-time, post-baccalaureate professional employment is required for applicants to certificate programs.
  • Standardized test scores (GMAT, GRE) are not required to apply to a graduate management certificate program.
  • International applicants who are not currently enrolled in a graduate program at NC State must take the TOEFL or IELTS unless they qualify for a waiver. Contact us for details.

Admissions Process

Current MBA Students

Currently enrolled NC State MBA students must complete the certificate data plan entry form and email it to their academic advisor to participate in a certificate program.

Prospective Students

Please note that current graduate students at NC State are not allowed to dual enroll into a certificate program.

Prospective students who are not enrolled in a graduate program at NC State must complete the Graduate School application for admission and select a certificate program as the desired major. Students accepted into certificate programs may begin taking courses in the first semester in which the appropriate course is being taught.

Applicants apply online through the NC State Graduate School portal. Applications are currently being accepted for review now. To be considered for Spring admission, apply by October 31st. For Fall admissions, the deadline to apply is May 15th. Applications submitted after these deadlines will only be considered if space is available.

Applicants should upload their resume, a personal statement, and transcripts. Applicants may be selected for interviews on a case-by-case basis. Please note application does not guarantee admission.

For more information, please contact us or complete the information request form below.

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