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Business Administration Business Management Certificate

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One-Year Certificate of Completion

Business Administration certificates are offered to students seeking employment in occupations related to business functions such as management, marketing, retail, human resources, and sales. The AAS is typically the best option for students who plan to continue their education and complete a bachelor’s degree in a related area.

A one-year certificate of completion can provide the foundation necessary for entry-level business occupations and can also be the first stage of completion for a student who then wants to continue on and complete the AAS. This certificate can also provide supplemental education for students in other programs who desire to graduate with general business knowledge as well.

Program coursework focuses on the fundamental areas of business, including management, accounting, marketing, international business, finance, business law, economics, and use of computers in business operations. Theory and current trends are explored, and numerous opportunities exist for practical application of concepts to actual organizational situations. Business ethics and workplace dynamics are addressed throughout this program with strong focus on professional communication and interpersonal skills.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the certificate, students will be able to:

  • Apply concepts, methods, and tools of management in an ethical manner to typical business operations.
  • Explain the primary components of general business law, including the court system, contracts, principal/agent law, and common business structures as they relate to standard business operations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others in a team environment.
  • Explain marketing concepts as they relate to the primary functions and competitive advantage of a business or organization.
  • Create components of a standard business plan, including financial, marketing, and other common business functions related to development and operation of a business entity.

Program Requirements

Number of credit hours necessary for completion: 45

Required Courses

Student Success



For information about placement in a writing course, please refer to the: Writing Pathway .

Social Sciences

A minimum of three Social Sciences credits are required from these options.

Science / Math / Computer Science

Students must select one course in the general education requirement. Students planning to transfer should work closely with their advisors to typically choose science courses with laboratories.


Students must complete electives as required to bring the total number of credits to 45.

Social Sciences course options

Science / Math / Computer Science Additional Course Options

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