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Graduate Certificate in Business Foundations



What will I learn?


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.

Which department am I in?

Carl H. Lindner College of Business

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
US$28,144.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 March 2023

Start date

9 January 2023, 8 May 2023, 21 August 2023


UC Uptown West Campus

2600 Clifton Avenue,



45221, United States

Online/Distance (1 year)

Tuition fees
US$24,296.00 per year
Total Tuition Cost per Semester: USD $12,148.00; Instructional Fee: USD $11,159.00; Distance Learning Fee: USD $257.00

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

9 December 2022, 13 February 2023, 21 April 2023, 6 June 2023

Start date

9 January 2023, 27 February 2023, 8 May 2023, 22 June 2023

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission is non-competitive. Eligibility criteria include: Undergrad GPA of 3.0 or higher or prior master's or doctoral GPA of 3.2 or higher; Current involvement in medical education or just starting career track in medical education; Strong English reading and writing skills.

For international students

Students Must hold a baccalaureate degree.

Standardized Tests of English Proficiency

Most students fulfill the English requirement by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Testing System (IELTS), or the PEARSON Test of English (PTE). For IELTS, an overall band score of 6.5 is sufficient for graduate admission. For PEARSON, a score of 47 is sufficient. TOEFL requirements vary based on the type of TOEFL test taken, and scores are valid for up to two years. The minimum university requirement is: 520 (paper-based test), or 190 (computer-based test), or 80 (internet-based test).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati is the birthplace of co-op learning and has led the world in applied experiential learning for over 200 years.

  • #1 public university for co-op and internships in the U.S.
  • Fantastic support for international students
  • Over 400 degree-programs, including a Pathway Program
  • Excellent safety track record and vibrant urban living

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