Faculty/Staff Current Students

You can begin Northeastern's Graduate Certificate in Business Administration 8-month International Student Cohort in September, January, or May.

Admissions Criteria

  • 3.0 GPA in the equivalent of a U.S. Bachelor's degree 
  • 3 years of work experience
  • No GMAT or GRE test scores are required to apply
  • TOEFL level 100, IELTS Level 7 (or English proficiency demonstrated in interview)

Application Deadlines

Northeastern has rolling admissions which means that once your application is completed, you will receive a decision letter within ten business days. You are strongly encouraged to apply before the stated deadlines.


Fall (September) July 1st

Spring (January) November 1st

Summer (May) March 1st

Step-by-Step Application Support

Our admissions team provides support and guidance through every step of the application process until the moment you arrive on campus.

Tuition and Fee Information

Information relating to tuition and fees can be found on the Student Financial Services site under "Graduate Programs."

Northeastern University Scholarship Opportunities

Double Husky Scholarship

Are you a Northeastern graduate who is considering going back to school to earn your graduate degree or certificate? The Double Husky Scholarship helps Husky alumni finance their graduate education by providing a tuition discount of up to 25 percent.

Lifetime Learning Benefit

Are you a parent or sibling of a current Northeastern undergraduate student? Starting January 2016, Northeastern will launch a first-of-its-kind Lifetime Learning Benefit for parents and siblings of full-time undergraduate day students to pursue part- or full-time graduate degree and certificate programs with a 25-percent discount.

If you are concerned about missing a deadline, contact admissions at gradcertificates@northeastern.edu.


8-month International Student Cohort

Are you an International Student? Download the program overview for international students to share the features of the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration with friends and family.