2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
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2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Foundations Graduate Certificate

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The graduate certificate in Business Foundations provides students the opportunity to study business administration at the graduate level. The purpose of the graduate business certificate is to prepare graduates for entrance into the MBA program and exposes students to the functional area of business.

Admission to Study

Applications for graduate study should be directed to the Office of Graduate Studies at Coastal Carolina University.

Admission Requirements

Applicants for regular admission to the Business Foundations Graduate Certificate program must meet the following criteria:

  1. Completion of an application form and payment of the application fee.
  2. Submission of an official undergraduate transcript from each post-secondary school or college previously attended, including any graduate study previously undertaken.
  3. Evidence of having received a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution in this country or its equivalent at a foreign institution based on a four-year degree with a GPA of 3.0 and completion of the Graduate Management Admissions Test [GMAT].
  4. If a non-native speaker of English, provide official results from tests taken within the last three years or one of the following acceptable means of documenting English language proficiency consistent with success in graduate programs (Note that higher scores may be required of some graduate programs so applicants are urged to consult their desired program to identify whether a higher score is required:
    1. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based (PBT) or 79 on the internet (iBT) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL);
    2. A minimum score of 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam;
    3. Certificate of Completion of level 112 of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) from an ELS Language Center;
    4. Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic with a score of 59;
    5. Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English ) with a minimum level of C1;
    6. Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) with a minimum level of C1;
    7. MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) with a score of 77:
    8. TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) with a score of 745:
    9. Bachelor’s degree earned from a regionally accredited U.S. institution of higher education within the last three years.

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