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This entry level certificate provides students with a basic understanding of business, including finance, accounting, economics and management.


Earn the General Business Certificate by completing the required core courses (20 credits).

Continue your education developing an understanding of marketing, information systems and the principles of management by completing the Advanced General Business Certificate (12 additional credits).

Course Requirements*

Core Certificate (20 credits)
FIN 301 Corporation Finance
(3 credits)
Nature of finance function; risk and return concepts; working capital; dividend policies; mergers; security markets; acquisition and management of corporate capital; analysis of operations, forecasting capital requirements; raising capital; and planning profits.

ACCT 211 Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making
(4 credits)
Introduction to the role of accounting numbers in the process of managing a business and in investor decision making.

BA 243 Social, Legal and Ethical Environment of Business (4 credits)
Explores the ethical, political, social, legal and regulatory, technological and demographic diversity environment of business. A student may not receive credit toward graduation for both B LAW 243 and BA 243.

ECON 002 Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and Policy (3 credits)
Methods of economic analysis and their use; economic aggregates; price determination; theory of the firm; distribution.
ECON 004 Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy (3 credits)
National income measurement; aggregate economic models; money and income; policy problems.

ENGL 015 Rhetoric and Composition (3 credits)
Instruction and practice in writing expository prose that show sensitivity to audience and purpose. Prerequisite: ENGL 004 or satisfactory performance on the English proficiency examination.

MGMT 301 Basic Management Concepts (3 credits)
Study of fundamental principles and processes applicable to the understanding of management. Not available to students who have taken B A 304.

Advanced Certificate (20 + 12 credits)

ENGL 202D Effective Writing: Business Writing (3 credits)
Writing reports and other common forms of business communication.

MGMT 341 Human Resource Management (3 credits)
Introduction to the strategic planning and implementation of human resource management, including staffing, development, appraisal, and rewards.

MKTG 301 Principles of Marketing (3 credits) Focuses on customer behavior, product, channels of distribution, promotion, and pricing with emphasis on a culturally diverse environment. Not available to students who have taken B A 303.

MIS 204 Introduction to Business Information Systems (3 credits)
Introduction to the use of information systems in business organizations.