QuickStart University Business Practices Program

Program Description

QuickStart is a University Business Practices Certificate Program that covers the basic business practices and processes of NC State University. This program is most helpful for employees interested in an overview of the administrative, business, financial and other operations at NC State University.

QuickStart has been grouped into four modules. Participants will register for QuickStart and have the option to select a date for each module. Once you successfully complete all four modules, you will receive a certificate of completion. Each module must be attended and missed modules may be rescheduled through REPORTER.

In support of the NC State Community during the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, L&OD will temporarily waive course fees.

QuickStart is designed to:

  • Provide an overview of NC State University business practices
  • Introduce new and current employees to the policies and procedures of NC State University
  • Provide an overview of the basic software and computer systems used when conducting basic administrative functions
  • Provide an overview of professional development resources
  • Provide participants access to University Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and resources
  • Build a network of peers for follow-up contacts

As a result of attending this series, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the key business processes required to work at NC State
  • Know where to go for additional training in areas of interest
  • Know who to contact if additional information is needed


Module 1:

  • Learning and Organizational Development
  • Technology Training Solutions/Office of Professional Development
  • Benefits
  • Payroll
  • Human Resources Information Management & Analytics (HRIMA)
  • Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED)
  • Advancement Services

Module 2:

  • Employee Relations
  • Internal Audit
  • Office of General Counsel
  • Office of Information Technology (OIT)
  • Facilities
  • Real Estate
  • Office of Partnerships
  • University Communications

Module 3:

  • University Cashiers
  • Procurement & Business Services
  • Research Administration
  • Foundations Accounting & Investments
  • Budget and Cost Analysis
  • University Controller’s

Module 4:

  • Classification and Compensation/EHRA and SHRA
  • Talent Acquisitions and Recruitment
  • Background Check Program
  • International Employment
  • International Compensation and Taxations
  • Environmental Health & Safety
  • Transportation
  • Campus Enterprises


Carina Lockley, Program Manager
919-515-4280 or cmlockle@ncsu.edu