Certificate Admissions

Qualifications

Graduate certificate programs are open to students in good standing at NC State University or to others who have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. 

The requirements outlined below apply to the Finance, Supply Chain, Marketing, and Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization programs. Eligibility criteria for the 

Decision Analytics and SAP certifications are on the respective program pages.

  • Maintained a minimum GPA of 3.0 across all certificate-counting classes in undergraduate and graduate work (some exceptions are available 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 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

Current 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.

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

Prospective Students

Prospective students who are not enrolled in a graduate program, must apply online through the NC State Graduate School portal and select a certificate program as the desired major. 

Students accepted into certificate programs may begin taking courses in the first semester.

Applications are open and currently being reviewed. Applications submitted after the deadlines listed below are only considered when space is available.

  • Spring Admission Deadline: October 31st. 
  • Fall Admission Deadline: May 15th. 

After uploading the following documents, applicants may be selected for an interview, on as determined on a case-by-case basis. 

  • Resume 
  • Personal statement
  • Transcripts

Please note that submitting your application does not guarantee admission. For more information, please contact us or complete the information request form below

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