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.
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.
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.
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.
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 with technology are presented. Students also gain a basic understanding of the 4Ps (product, place, price, promotion).
An introduction to the legal influences upon and within businesses, including statutory, executive, administrative, and case law. Included are the roles and influences of contracts and regulations upon business operations as well as the ethical issues encountered within the business environment and the associated legal implications.