Franchise Management (CERT)


Graduate Certificate in Franchise Management
Unit: College of Business
Program Website 
Academic Plan Code(s): FM_ _CFM, FM_ _CFMO

Program Information

This program can be completed entirely online.

The Franchise Management Certificate is a nine (9) credit hour certificate that focuses on the unique skills and knowledge necessary to succeed as a franchisee—including acquiring, running, and growing franchise operations.

The curriculum was designed in close partnership with industry experts. The six accelerated, highly focused, 1.5-credit hour courses are designed for individuals who plan to become franchisees, as well as existing single-site franchisees who want to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to grow their franchise business.

The Franchise Management certificate can be taken in conjunction with the MBA program. For students who are accepted into the MBA program, it will count towards fulfilling elective requirements in the MBA curriculum. 

Admission Requirements

Students must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university and a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.0 to be admitted to the Franchise Management certificate program. 

GMAT/GRE scores are not required for admission to the program.

Complete a graduate application.

Please note: Students who desire to complete an MBA in conjunction with the Franchise Management certificate must be separately admitted to the MBA program.

Program Requirements

FRAN 601Franchise Fundamentals1.5
FRAN 610Franchise Law1.5
FRAN 620Buying and Growing a Franchise1.5
FRAN 630Franchise Human Resources Infrastructure1.5
FRAN 640Leading Franchise Teams1.5
FRAN 650Building a Profitable Relationship with Your Franchisor1.5
Minimum Total Hours9

To complete the program, students must have a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.