The Certificate in Business (30 units) provides information, skills, and resources to help business managers become more effective organizational leaders. The course work, drawn from both Business and Arts & Sciences, addresses core competencies, diverse perspectives, and multiple contexts required for successful business management in the following areas:

  • Organizational Behavior and Administration
  • Communication
  • Leadership and Supervision
  • Strategic Planning
  • Ethics
  • Accounting, Finance, and Statistical Analysis
  • Marketing
  • Legal Issues
  • International Business, Diversity, and Global Economics

The Certificate in Business is a strong complement to any undergraduate degree program in University College, emphasizing the applied value of a liberal arts education. The Certificate in Business may also be pursued on a stand-alone basis for individuals already holding a degree but seeking professional development in a business setting.

Contact:Tim Nowak

Certificate in Business

EComp 324Professional Writing, Speaking, and Presentation3
Bus 263Financial and Managerial Accounting3
Bus 251The Law of Business I3
Bus 125Business Organization and Administration3
or Psych 214 Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Bus 305Leadership for Organizational Success3
or Bus 220 Supervisory Management
Bus 230Strategic Planning and Policy3
or Comm 362 Strategic Planning for Communications Professionals
Bus 270Marketing Concepts3
or Comm 258 Introduction to Marketing
or Comm 305 Market Research and Communications Strategies
Bus 330International Management: Leadership Across Cultures 13
Phil 234Business Ethics 23
or Phil 120 Problems in Philosophy
or Phil 131 Present Moral Problems
or PolSci 333 Business, Government and Society
Econ 231Economic Statistics 33
Total Units30

or any other 3-credit international studies course authorized by University College 


or any other 3-credit ethics course authorized by University College


or any other statistics course authorized by University College