Admission Requirements: Business Foundations Graduate Certificate

June 06, 2023
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Business Foundations Certificate Online Admission Requirements

Admittance to the Business Foundations Certificate program is highly selective and based on a combination of criteria. This includes both academic and professional achievement, communication skills and a proven history of leadership.

Currently, candidates enrolled in the Business Foundations Certificate program are ineligible for financial aid until they enter the Lindner MBA online program.


Submit an online application.

  • Apply to the Business Foundations Certificate — Distance Learning program.
  • Application fee ($20 domestic/$25 international)

  • Letter of Recommendation

    One letter of recommendation is needed for the Certificate program. Please provide the name, mailing address and email address of your recommender.

    Statement of purpose essay

    Statement of purpose essay, explaining in less than 500 words how the Lindner MBA program will further your career goals.

    Current resume or CV

    Unofficial school transcript(s)*

    Please note that applicants do not need to send official copies until accepted into the program. Unofficial school transcripts are required upon time of application, including University of Cincinnati transcripts. Additional information is available at

    *Accepted applicants are required to send official transcripts to:
    Graduate School at the University of Cincinnati
    110 Van Wormer Hall
    P.O. Box 210627
    Cincinnati, OH 45221-0627