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This entry level certificate is designed for adult students who want to move into the field of business by attending full-time for two to three semesters.

Business Administration and Advanced Business Administration
The program provides a basic understanding of business including management, accounting, marketing and information systems.

Earn the Business Administration Certificate by completing the required core courses (26 credits). Continue your education with coursework in business writing, communications, finance, and information systems by completing the Advanced Business Administration Certificate (additional12 credits).

Course Requirements*

Core Certificate (25 credits)
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.
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ECON 004 Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy (3 credits)
National income measurement; aggregate economic models; money and income; policy problems.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.


Advanced Certificate (26 + 12 credits)

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

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.

CAS 100 Effective Speech (3 credits)
Introduction to speech communication: formal speaking, group discussion, analysis and evaluation of messages.

MIS 103 Microcomputer Applications in Business (3 credits) Introduction to current business uses of the microcomputer, including spreadsheets, database management, word processing, and decision-making models.