Northeastern University Charlotte launches Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (GCBA)

–Eight-Month Program Opportunity to Learn Business Fundamentals And Earn Graduate-Level Credential–

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (September 20, 2017) – Northeastern University’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business today announced it will offer a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (GCBA) in Charlotte beginning in January, 2018. Open to both domestic and international students, the challenging eight-month hybrid program consists of five essential MBA courses taught over two semesters.

“This program is perfect for those with liberal arts degrees that need to learn business fundamentals to be competitive in the workplace but aren’t quite ready for full time grad school, “ said Dr. Cheryl Richards, CEO and Regional Dean of Northeastern University Charlotte. “From financial reporting and innovation to managing people and the global enterprise, program graduates will enjoy an immediate return on their investment as they apply their newfound business knowledge to their current position.”

Designed with the working professional in mind, GCBA courses are offered on weeknights, Saturdays and online. Credits earned in the certificate program may be applied to eligible graduate degrees at Northeastern University now or in the future, including:

  • Online MBA
  • Part-Time MBA
  • Part Time MBA/MS Finance
  • MS Corporate and Organizational Communications
  • MS Global Studies & International Relations
  • MS Human Services
  • MS Leadership
  • MS Non Profit Management
  • MS Project Management

When all five courses are taken, this program is compliant with F1 visa regulations. Application deadline is November 1 for international students and December 15 for domestic students. Learn more here.

Northeastern University is a top-tier private research university that provides high-demand graduate programs aligned with the needs of industry in region and around the globe.  The Charlotte campus, the university’s first expansion outside of Boston, opened in October 2011. Since then, it has grown from eight master’s degrees to more than 40 degree and certificate programs. The Northeastern network also includes campuses and hubs in Seattle, Silicon Valley and Toronto.

For more information about the Charlotte campus located Uptown at Trade and Tryon, visit our Welcome Center or


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