Business Administration Certificates


The business administration department has designed certificate programs to provide educational training to those seeking career opportunities in various areas of business. Each certificate consists of 12-18 credit hours of coursework. Therefore academically strong students can complete a certificate in as little as one semester (based on full-time student enrollment, not all courses are offered every semester). Courses taken in any of the certificate programs can be applied to the degree programs. Discuss this option with your academic advisor.

Business generalists and entrepreneurs will appreciate the flexibility to select courses that meet their needs from within the disciplines, with assistance from their advisors. Skills related to the application of these concepts are developed through the extensive use of computer applications, communications, team building and decision making skills. We encourage creative thinking and good ideas. Creativity is critical for successful business performance.

Entrepreneurship Certificate

Our program complements your business education, teaching you how to seek out and create new information, to think critically, identify problems no one else has seen before and to propose solutions. The Entrepreneurship Certificate is designed to prepare students to finance, plan for, start and manage their own profitable venture.

This entrepreneurship program provides knowledge and skill for those seeking opportunities to develop their ideas into a small business. This 13-14 credit certificate can be earned in as little as one semester (based on full-time student enrollment, not all classes are offered every semester) and is fully transferable to the Associates of Applied Science Degree of Business Administration.

The Entrepreneurship courses apply entrepreneurial principles to establishing, organizing and managing a business. Students complete a market research and feasibility assessment and develop a business plan.

The program helps students investigate how to spot opportunities as well as learn about the risks and rewards of small business ownership. Learn why some businesses succeed while others fail. Develop the crucial skills needed to make a business profitable in today’s global economy.

Essential components of the emphasis include creation of a business plan, analysis of small business issues, and consulting with an existing or start-up small business. We encourage creative thinking and good ideas. Creativity is critical for successful business performance.

The certificate consists of five courses (14 Credits) that are designed for individuals interested in a startup business opportunity.

Key Skills

  • Supervising and Motivating Employees
  • Leadership and Decision-Making are Emphasized
  • Market Analysis and Plan
  • Financial Plan Development
  • Decision Formation
  • Business Organization And Planning
  • Budgeting and Sales Forecasting
  • Strategic Planning and Analysis Product Strategy

Who is this certificate for?

Individuals who are looking to grow in their career beyond their current position. People that are interested in areas such as:
  • Entrepreneur
  • Small Business Manager
  • Labor Relations, Personnel, Training
  • Small Business Operations
  • Purchasing Manager

Business – Office Professional Certificate

This certificate provides highly specialized educational training to students seeking employment in organizations that need effective office and administrative support. The certificate can be achieved in a short period of time to allow students an opportunity to enter the workforce or further their educational goals while employed.