Certificate in Business Fundamentals
Individuals who hold undergraduate degrees in nonbusiness related fields are given managerial responsibilities as they progress in their careers. The graduate certificate in business fundamentals is designed for these individuals. The certificate provides business knowledge so these individuals will be able to handle day-to-day business operations, manage workplace issues and develop positive business relationships. The program provides an introduction to the major disciplines within the field of business, and the opportunity to quickly gain business knowledge that is applicable immediately on the job. The business fundamentals certificate is designed to be part of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, and the courses that comprise the business fundamentals certificate can be applied toward the MBA program. Furthermore, completion of the certificate allows students to apply for an exemption from the standardized testing requirements if they are interested in pursuing the MBA degree. The certificate can be completed only in an online format.