Quickstart Business Program

Program Description

QuickStart is a University Business Practices Certificate Program that covers the basic business practices and processes of NC State University.

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 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 I:

  • Training & Organizational Development
  • Technology Training Solutions/Office of Professional Development
  • Benefits
  • Payroll
  • Human Resources Information Management (HRIM)
  • Centennial Campus Development & Centennial Campus Partnership Office
  • University Cashier’s Office

Module II:

  • Employee Relations
  • Internal Audit
  • Office of General Counsel
  • Office of Information Technology (OIT)
  • Facilities
  • Fleet Service
  • Advancement Services

Module III:

  • University Controller’s Office
  • Budget
  • Research Contracts & Grants
  • Foundations Accounting & Investments
  • Purchasing
  • Office for Institutional Equity & Diversity (OIED)
  • University Communications

Module IV:

  • Talent Solutions
  • Background Checks
  • International Employment and Taxations
  • EHRA Administration
  • Transportation
  • Environmental Health & Safety
  • Campus Enterprises

Target Audience

The program is particularly targeted for individuals who are new to administrative, business, and financial support roles on campus, but it is open to any interested faculty or staff member.


QuickStart has been grouped into four modules. Participants may register for each individual module. It is recommended participants attend module I first. Actual dates and times for each module can be viewed when you log into the REPORTER.

Program Cost

$50.00 per participant

Program Requirements

Once you successfully complete all four modules, you will receive a QuickStart certificate. You must attend each module. If you miss one of the subsequent four sessions during the month, you can reschedule for the next available module.

Program Schedule

QuickStart: Module 1

QuickStart: Module 2

QuickStart: Module 3

QuickStart: Module 4


Registration will be processed through the new online registration system, REPORTER.

To view upcoming training in REPORTER, go to go.ncsu.edu/reporter and log in. Once you have logged in select the Course Catalog link from the left-side menu. Enter in Course Prefix ‘HR’ and select the red Search button.

If there are instances available, you can enroll, otherwise, select Add to Watchlist to be notified when a new instance is available.


NC State Learning & Organizational Development
919-515-7844 or learnwithlod@ncsu.edu