Certificate of Graduate Studies in Franchising

School of Business & Leadership

The Certificate of Graduate Studies in Franchising is offered exclusively online with no on-campus residency requirement. This allows you to enjoy optimal flexibility and convenience while pursuing your online certificate in franchising. You will gain a foundational understanding of franchising from discovery to grand opening to selling your franchise. And, the courses in our online certificate program are uniquely taught from a Christian perspective.

Through this online certificate:

  • 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

Delivery Format: Online

Total Credit Hours Required: 12

Approved Degree Plan: Click to download PDF

When applying to a Certificate of Graduate Studies program in the School of Business & Leadership, the admissions committee will review your application materials for an admissions decision. Criteria reviewed by the admissions committee include:

  • Academic achievement
  • Vision clarity and alignment with program outcomes
  • Writing quality
  • Leadership experience

Certificate of Graduate Studies Requirements for Admission


Application Deadlines:

Regent University's Certificate of Graduate Studies programs offer two 8-week sessions each semester, which provides students the flexibility to begin during either session within the term.

Fall:

  • Session A: July 15
  • Session B: September 15

Spring:

  • Session C: December 1
  • Session D: February 1

Summer:

  • Session E: April 1
  • Session F: May 15

Note: If you are planning to enter during the second session of a term, you will need to take two courses within that session to be eligible for financial aid.

Prerequisites:

Certificate of Graduate Studies applicants must:

  • Hold a bachelor’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 $50 Application Fee

Option 1: Pay the $50 application fee online during the application process via our Miscellaneous Payments Form, or by check or money order mailed to Regent University, Enrollment Support Services, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

Option 2: Attend a Graduate School of Business & Leadership on-campus or online information session to learn how to streamline your application process, discover financial aid resources and waive your $50 application feeRSVP Today!

3. Provide Your Unofficial College Transcripts

We require an official transcript indicating successful completion of a bachelor's degree program. Regent has partnered with DocuSign 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 have an unofficial copy of your college transcripts, please email those to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: SBL Certificate Application Pieces.

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. Complete Your Admissions Survey

Please complete a brief admissions survey based on your professional goals and interests. This should only take a few minutes to complete but please answer the questions completely and thoughtfully. This gives us a better opportunity to get to know you and align your objectives with our programs.

The admissions survey can be found here. Once completed, our admission office will be able to upload this to your application file.

6. International Applicants

Submit your official transcripts to a third-party evaluation agency for course-by-course evaluation (only the evaluation is required, do not send official international transcripts directly to Regent University). Submit English Language Proficiency requirements. Visit the International Student Admissions page for details and a list of transcript evaluation agencies.


 

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                 

$300

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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