Graduate Certificate in Business Fundamentals

If you have no previous business background, this program will ground you in basic functions, including operations, financials, management, and marketing.

Suffolk's Graduate Certificate in Business Fundamentals (GCBF) is a six-course program that covers the fundamental skills and knowledge needed to succeed in a business environment. Courses include the fundamentals of economics, statistics, operations, accounting, finance, and marketing. This program is designed for those who have no previous business background.

As a part-time student, you can complete the GCBF in as few as nine months. If you apply to the MSF degree program at the Sawyer Business School within a year of completing this certificate and earn a GPA of 3 or higher, you won't need to take the GRE or GMAT.

Applying to the Graduate Certificate in Business Fundamentals at Suffolk

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester: July 15 (International Applicants), August 15 (Domestic Applicants), then rolling
Spring Semester: December 1 (International Applicants), January 4 (Domestic Applicants), then rolling
Summer Semester: April 1 (priority), then rolling
Learn about the advantages of priority applications.

Application Materials

  • Completed online application
  • $50 application fee (waived for students who visit campus)
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcripts of all post-secondary work. Admitted students enrolling in the program will need to have official transcripts, including proof of degree conferral, on file prior to their first class
  • Official transcripts for all post-secondary education
  • Goal statement (essay)
  • Letter of recommendation (Learn more)

Paying for Graduate School

Cost Per Credit (2020-2021) $1,574

Courses & Requirements

Learn more about the classes, requirements, and different options available to complete the program.

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