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Increase your value to employers in any industry with a Certificate of Completion in Business Fundamentals.

It can be difficult to stand out as an employee, but a demonstrating a mastery of Business Fundamentals just might be the way to do it.

Whether it's information systems, managerial accounting, marketing, business law, or anything else, a knowledge of business fundamentals can be a great asset to you in your career.

The Certificate of Completion in Business Fundamentals is not offered as a specialization. This is a dedicated certification program designed to help students demonstrate the knowledge of fundamental business concepts.

As you earn your certificate, you will learn about key management principles, organizational development, strategy, resource planning, and basic cost accounting activities. You will also develop fundamental knowledge of information systems design, and how it can impact an organization. This varied and complex program will also teach you about business law and ethics, including tort, contracts, intellectual property, and ethical decision making.

  • 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.

  • MIS300: Information Systems Design and Management

    Overview of issues, processes and technology utilized in the design and management of information systems. Analysis includes needs assessment, database management, software capacity, security features, and decision making applications.

  • ACT305: Managerial Accounting

    This course provides a thorough understanding of basic accounting principles for managerial purposes. Topics covered include managerial uses of accounting information, including product costing, decision making, differential accounting and responsibility accounting. This is a basic course that aids in building a foundation for financial analysis and decision-making.

  • 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.


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