Online Undergraduate Certificate in Business Administration

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Earn the Credentials You Need to Get the Career You Deserve

Whether you’re a professional looking to take on a higher-level position, or new to the business world but eager to move up quickly, this certificate can give you the tools to excel as a leader, decision-maker, and problem solver. Some specific job responsibilities might include the following:

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Leadership and management.

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Legal and ethical environment of business.

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Organizational innovation and change.

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Human resources development.

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What will I learn in this certificate program?

Are you ready to make an impact in the business world? Do you want to start your own business one day or move up in your current organization? If so, CSU-Global’s Undergraduate Certificate in Business Administration can give you the tools you need to excel. Learn best practices in the many sides of business administration, including finance, marketing, managing people and teams, and creating effective business policies. Use your certificate to get promoted or join the industry. Either way, these stackable credentials assert your position as a business professional.

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COURSES IN THIS CERTIFICATE

This 18 credit-hour, stand-alone program consists of six, three credit courses:

  • ORG300 Applying Leadership Principles
    The opportunities for students, in this first course, for all majors are to learn personal and professional leadership styles and drivers by providing an overview of leadership basics. Leadership skills are utilized across fields of study. Regardless of the roles individuals assume in an organization, they will need to communicate effectively, influence others, and understand the way they respond to others and why. The course engages students in discussion, exploration, and application of leadership skills, principles, and practices. Students will learn about the relationships and connections leaders have with individuals and organizations. Topics include leadership communication, motivation, style, and characteristics. Course not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credit.
  • MGT300 Principles of Management
    An examination of the basic functions of management, including planning, organizing, leading, staffing and controlling and how they can be utilized to strengthen management, employee and organizational performance.
  • MKG310* Introduction to Marketing
    This course provides a general introduction to marketing principles and policies. Topics such as marketing functions, price policies and controls, distribution channels, merchandising, and market research as well as competitive practices and government regulations, product development, and integration of marketing using digital technology are presented. Students also gain a basic understanding of the 4Ps (product, place, price, promotion). Students who completed MKG300 cannot earn credit for MKG310. In this course, the student will obtain a general introduction to marketing principles and policies. Course units include marketing functions; price policies and controls; distribution channels, merchandising, and market research; competitive practices and government regulations; product development; and integration of marketing with technology, a basic understanding of the 4Ps (product, place, price, promotion), and current issues.(This course is also offered through CBE. Credits earned using this option will appear on transcripts with an “EX” suffix.)
  • MGT315 Business Law
    This course focuses on the tools for understanding the principles underlying the legal environment of business. The course identifies the current legal rules and regulations affecting businesses and students become familiar with the new developments and trends that will greatly affect future transactions. This course introduces the U.S. legal system, coverage of the major components of contract law, employment law, accounting law, and an examination of business liability issues under tort law. In addition, the intellectual property issues of trade secrets, trademarks, patents, and copyrights will be covered. The impact of digital technology and business globalization will be integrated into each topic discussed.This course is a replacement course for MGT320 as of the 2016-2017 Spring A term. Students in the Bachelor of Science in Business Management program cannot receive credit for both these courses.
  • MGT351 Organizational Innovation and Change
    Analysis of the dynamics of change and the importance of innovation within modern organizations. Emphasis on how managers can develop a culture receptive to new ideas, products, processes, and systems for improving organizational performance. (This course is also offered through CBE. Credits earned using this option will appear on transcripts with an “EX” suffix.)
  • HRM300 Principles of Human Resource Management
    Introduction to the development and management of an organization's human resources, with emphasis on planning for the screening, selection, orientation and training of employees. Additional topics include performance appraisal, compensation, benefits, equal employment opportunity, incentives and rewards. This course is a replacement course for MGT440 as of the 2013-2014 Spring-A term. Students cannot receive credit for both these courses. This class will be offered beginning Winter 2017.

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Why You Should Earn Your Online Undergraduate Certificate

In today’s evolving and unpredictable economy, stackable credentials are an important tool you can utilize immediately, while also building credits toward a full degree. With an undergraduate certificate from CSU-Global, you prove proficiency in a specific subject with your stand-alone, transcribable, nationally recognized credentials. Get promoted, switch industries, or work toward a full degree. And with our Tuition Guarantee, your affordable tuition rate won’t increase over time. Now is the time to get the career respect you deserve by increasing your market competitiveness.

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Learn Valuable Skills

As a student in the Undergraduate Certificate in Business Administration program, you will gain a wealth of skills to apply to your business career. Specific learning outcomes include…

  • Apply management skills in decision‐making and analysis of the organizational structure.
  • Examine ethical behaviors and legal implications of an organization in social, environmental, and corporate environs.
  • Evaluate the role of a manager in the global economy.
  • Develop critical thinking skills for analysis in strategic planning and innovation.
  • Explain and apply varied leadership styles and techniques for creating and enhancing organizational competitiveness and career plans.

Career Outlook

Business Field Growth Continues 5% to 8%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports this growth will continue through 2024.

700,000 Job Openings

With growth comes opportunity -- nearly a quarter million projected job openings.

$97,730 Average Salary

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that business administration professionals can earn more than $46 per hour.

Operations Director, Plant Superintendent, General Manager

Sample job titles for business administration professionals, frequently in retail trade and manufacturing.

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Credit by Exam

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Self-Study Assessments (SSA)

CSU-Global will help you prepare to earn course credits for taking a proctored exam for specific content areas.

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CSU-Global Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)

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