Required Courses (10 credits total)
Marketing Essentials (MKTG 275 A), 3 credits, I&S, 12418
Management Essentials (MGMT 275 A), 3 credits, I&S, 12389
Accounting and Financial Essentials (ACCTG 275 A), 3 credits, QSR, 10024
Business Plan Capstone (MGMT 490 A), 1 credit, 12393
If you plan on working in an organization such as a business or a non-profit, you'll need to know how such organizations actually work. This series of classes will help you prepare for your career by learning about the concepts and practical skills intrinsic to marketing, management, accounting and finance – fundamental disciplines that are central to most organizations. By learning about these subjects you'll be more valuable to your employer or your cause and will therefore be more likely to have a successful career.
This certificate program provides essential information for any organization with business processes, including for-profit, nonprofit, start-up, and government organizations. It will explore customer markets, business models, people management, core business processes, ethics, and financial basics.
The program includes a one-credit capstone project in which you will author a business plan for a start-up venture, product line, or existing organization. Learn how to incorporate multiple business perspectives into one plan, and walk away with an attractive addition to your career portfolio. Come learn the basics of business and organizations!
Note that this certificate program is not open for credit to students pursuing a business degree.