Certificate of Graduate Studies in Franchising

School of Business & Leadership

The Certificate of Graduate Studies in Franchising is offered in an online format with no on-campus residency requirement. Enjoy optimal flexibility and convenience as you gain a foundational understanding of the wide world of franchising and all the opportunities from discovery to grand opening to selling your franchise.

  • Learn steps to buying and operating a franchise.
  • Gain knowledge in how to evaluate opportunities and avoid mistakes.

Potential future positions related to this certificate are:

  • Franchisee/Franchisor Opportunities
  • Multi-Unit Operation
  • Area Development
  • Service Provider to the Franchising Industry

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Delivery Format: Online

Total Credit Hours Required: 12

Approved Degree Plan: Click to download PDF

Certificate of Graduate Studies applicants must:

Prerequisites:

  • Hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or an equivalent degree from a foreign institution, as evaluated by a credential evaluating agency.
  • Submit all application materials such that they are received by the deadline for the semester to which they are applying. Once the application requirements have been fulfilled, an admissions interview may be requested. Interviews are by invitation only.

Application Process:

1. Complete Your Online Application
Submit your application using our Regent University Online Application.

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.

2. Pay Your $25 Application Fee
Your application will be considered official in our system once we have received your application fee. For your convenience, you may pay your non-refundable application fee online or by mail using a check.

3. Provide Your Official College Transcripts
We require an official transcript indicating successful completion of a bachelor's degree program. Regent has partnered with Parchment Exchange to offer a secure, electronic way for your previous college transcripts to be delivered on your behalf when you submit your application for admission.

If you are an international student, or you earned college credit at non-US institutions, please submit your transcripts for a third party course-by-course evaluation. Learn more and find recommended agencies.

4. Send Your Professional Resume
Provide an updated copy of your professional resume or curriculum vitae that includes:

  • Employment history with details of responsibilities, skill sets and results
  • School, community and church leadership positions
  • Service activities in which you have been involved
  • Academic and non-academic honors and distinctions you have received

Your resume should be emailed directly to the Admissions Office at apply@regent.edu using the subject line: SBL Certificate Application Pieces.

5. Write Your Admissions Essay
Your admissions essay should be emailed directly to the Admissions Office at apply@regent.edu using the subject line: SBL Certificate Application Pieces. Be sure to view our essay writing guidelines.

 

Essay Writing Guidelines

To assist us in your evaluation, please complete these essay questions. Your response is your opportunity to articulate your goals and fit for the program and will be used by the Admissions Committee to determine an admissions decision.

Guidelines:

  • Strive for clarity and specificity
  • Response should not exceed 500 total words

In your response, please answer each of the following questions:

1. Describe your personal and professional goals and how graduate-level coursework from the School of Business & Leadership will help you facilitate your objectives.

2. Why have you selected Regent University to help you achieve these objectives?

3. Certificate programs in the School of Business & Leadership are rigorous but rewarding. Please comment on personal attributes as well as previous experiences that are reflective of your ability to successfully complete graduate-level coursework. You are encouraged to be creative in your answer but here are some suggestions of information you may want to consider when crafting your response:

  • Previous academic and professional experiences that document your capacity for learning
  • Personal characteristics you will contribute to the courses
  • What makes you a good candidate for this school

Your essay should be e-mailed directly to the Admissions Office at apply@regent.edu using the subject line: SBL Certificate Application Pieces.


Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.    

Certificate of Graduate Studies  $650 per credit hour*

Student Fees

Cost Per Semester

Enrollment Deposit

$100

RU Library Course Fee

$50 (one-time fee)

Technology Fee                 

$250

Estimated Additional Expenses

Cost Per Semester

Books

$150 (avg. for 3 credit hours)
$250 (avg. for 6 credit hours)

Computer-related Expenses

Variable

 

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

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