What is Business Foundations?

Knowledge of business can be a competitive advantage for individuals in virtually all professions, including medicine, pharmacy, music, architecture, engineering, and many others. This is true both for current students engaged in their initial job searches, and professionals who find themselves increasingly dealing with business related issues. This certificate provides a foundation in key business disciplines such as accounting, finance, marketing, and management. The certificate is deliberately designed with maximum flexibility to allow students to tailor the program to their individual interests and career needs. http://business.uc.edu/graduate/certificates/cert-business.html

Admission Requirements

  • Must hold a baccalaureate degree
  • Unofficial transcripts used for admissions review. Official academic transcripts required when offered admission
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Essay
  • Resume
The Business Foundations Graduate Certificate is granted to those who satisfactorily complete the required course work, carrying a minimum GPA of 3.0 or more. The certificate must be completed within five years of acceptance into the program. All students must contract for graduation.

Students must complete the entire certificate program in residence..

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.


The Carl H. Lindner College of Business has held AACSB accreditation continuously since 1917. AACSB International business accreditation is an achievement earned only by programs of the highest caliber. Institutions that earn accreditation confirm their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive peer review. Less than one-third of U.S. business school programs and only 15% of business school programs worldwide meet the rigorous standards of AACSB International accreditiation.