Program Overview

Earn your Certificate in Business Management at home, at your own pace with the Continuing Education Center.

The Continuing Education Center Business Management Certificate provides the basic training you need to be effective in the business world. Learn valuable skills – quickly and conveniently -- with these courses:

  • Mathematics for Business and Finance
  • Principles of Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Law 1
  • … and more

Program Objective
This program is appropriate for adults seeking to learn new job skills, refresh or refine existing business management knowledge used in your current position, or improve the performance of your small business by better understanding the essentials of business and finance.

Program Outline

Here's how it works
Your certificate program consists of courses designed to take you step-by-step toward understanding all the essential elements of Business Management. Your first course will be sent to you as soon as your enrollment has been accepted. Other courses will follow as you complete your exams, so that you will always have study materials to work with.

System Requirements
You will need access to a Microsoft® Windows®-based computer to complete this program. The Continuing Education Center recommends the following as minimum specifications: Pentium® II or better processor, using Microsoft® Windows® XP or later.You will also need to have access to the Internet and Microsoft® Office 2007 to complete portions of this program.

This outline covers all the courses required for your certificate program. You complete the following courses in the order indicated:

Basic Skills Assessment
All degree applicants are required to complete two Basic Skills Assessments, one in reading and one in math, to determine the level of readiness for beginning their selected program. Additional studies may be required.

BUS100Business Orientation
Introduction to distance learning; study skills and techniques; reading textbooks and study guides; reviewing for examinations. Four basic life goals; individual life goals and steps needed to fulfill them; similarities between personal financial goals and business goals; determining personal financial goals; setting up a budget; researching, planning, starting up, and maintaining a business.

BUS101Introduction to Business
Business in a global environment; starting and growing a business; human resources; marketing; information and technology; finances.

BUS110Principles of Management
The business environment; planning; organizing; leading and controlling.

MAT106Math for Business and Finance
This course will provide the student with a foundation in basic mathematical operations. Topics covered include percentages; discounts; interest; present worth; sinking funds; installment buying; pricing; depreciation; investments; insurance; use of symbols and their applications, equations and formulas; importance of statistics.

CSC104 Computer Applications
Hardware and software; computer networks; information systems; personal computer systems; legal and ethical dilemmas. Software applications include creating a resume, spreadsheet, and slide presentation.

ACC111Financial Accounting
This course will provide students with a basic understanding of the principles of Financial Accounting. Topics covered include analyzing transactions; completing the accounting cycle; merchandising businesses; inventories, assets, and liabilities; and corporations, stocks, bonds, and cash flow.

BUS121 Economics I
Macroeconomics; the cost of living; monetary systems; international factors; short run economic fluctuations.

ACC112Managerial Accounting
Introduction to managerial accounting; analyses: C-V-P and management; budgeting and performance evaluation; decentralized operations; differential analysis and product pricing; and capital investment analysis, and cost activities. PREREQ: Financial Accounting

HRM101Human Resources Management
An overview of Human Resources Management (HRM), as it’s understood today. This course illustrates the dynamic interaction of the personnel functions with each other and with the objectives of an organization.
PREREQ: Principles of Management

ENG121 – Business and Technical Writing
Writing styles; ABC method of organizing material; grammar (parts of speech, active and passive voice, complete sentences vs. sentence fragments; parallel construction); using action verbs; constructing paragraphs; writing memos, business letters, and e-mails; organizing material; conducting research; documenting sources; outlining; providing illustrations; writing reports, proposals, descriptions, instructions, articles, and manuals.

BUS213Business Law I
This course is an introduction to the legal environment of business. Topics covered include American court practice and procedure; torts; employment law; international law; environmental law; contract law. 

Online Library and Librarian
Students at the Continuing Education Center have access to an online library during their college studies. Students can use the library to do the required course research or for general reference and links to valuable resources. The library contains helpful research assistance, articles, databases, books, and Web links. A librarian is available to answer questions on general research-related topics via email and will assist students in research activities.


We reserve the right to change program content and materials when it becomes necessary.

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Your tuition includes all books, learning aids, unlimited instructional and student support services.

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