Undergraduate Certificates


Program Description

The Undergraduate Certificate in Business Administration introduces students to the fundamental concepts of business, including: economics, marketing, accounting, finance, law, management, and business communication. The certificate emphasizes practical business skills that can be put into use immediately in any business setting.


Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Differentiate and discuss the functional components of business – economics, marketing, accounting, finance, law, and management.
  2. Assess interrelationship between business and the external variables such as suppliers, social forces of government, and the community.
  3. Identify and explain the possible advantages and barriers to doing business in a global marketplace, and understand the role of communications and its importance for problem solving.
  4. Understand the basic concepts of the legal system and process especially as it pertains to the conduct of commerce, including dispute resolution and among various business entities.


COURSE REQUIREMENTS (9 credit hours)

BUS 300 Foundations of Business 3 credit hours
BUS 315 Introduction to Business Writing 3 credit hours
BUS 317 Introduction to Business Law 3 credit hours



Program Description

The Certificate in Leadership introduces students to the fundamental concepts of organizational behavior, leadership, and decision making.  The certificate examines characteristics of organizational memberships and teams to identify how these factors influence the effectiveness of organizations and their members.   Special emphasis is placed on the knowledge and skills necessary to reason, make informed business decisions, and to inspire those in leadership positions in an organization to motivate, delegate, communicate and build the team for success.


Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate comprehension of leadership, and leadership principles as they are related to the operation and management of the functional components of business.
  2. Use independent, critical thinking and reasoning skills as they relate to organizational behavior for the purpose of solving problems and the attainment of organizational goals from a leadership perspective.
  3. Explain and disseminate processes and strategies for decision-making and examine the implications of decisions on organizational behavior and leadership style.
  4. Demonstrate an ability to analyze data in relation to leadership responsibility for making decisions that fosters an environment of a strong and disciplined organizational workforce operating efficiently in teams.



BUS 323 Introduction to Organizational Behavior 3 credit hours
BUS 325 Introduction to Leadership 3 credit hours
BUS 345 Fundamentals of Decision Making 3 credit hours