There is no cost to students – all accepted students receive a full scholarship covering the cost of courses, learning materials, and a company laptop. This makes it possible for students to graduate without incurring debt.
Students receive the equivalent of a Bachelor of Business Administration degree that they would earn from any traditional college or university. Graduates are eligible for all positions within the company where a college degree is required.
To be eligible for admission you must have a high school diploma or GED and submit a completed application along with a letter of recommendation. The admission process includes interviews and evaluations to ensure all admitted students are prepared for success.
You will take college-level courses taught by UFP Industries staff that focus on all aspects of business. Courses include business writing, economics, marketing, accounting, operations management, sales and entrepreneurship.
Upon graduation, students will be considered for the same positions as applicants with a four-year degree from a traditional college or university. UFPI offers career paths in a variety of areas including sales, operations management, purchasing, design, logistics, and safety.
No. While some students are in Grand Rapids, many of our students are not, and live near one of our 150+ plant locations across the United States. These students work and attend UFP Business School classes from their UFP location. Click here for all plant locations.
It means that not only do you get an education, but you also earn some money while you do it. If you are a student attending classes in Grand Rapids, you will work 20 hours per week in paid internships. If you are located elsewhere, you will work at one of our facilities either full or part-time. Since all costs associated with attending school are covered by scholarship, what you earn is yours. If you are a current UFP employee, you have the option of completing the program over two or three years, to better balance work, school, and life.