2019-2020 Academic Catalog

Professional Business Management

Degree

Certificate (Federal aid eligible if certificate is combined with Associate of Science degree. Not eligible for federal aid as a stand-alone certificate.)

Overview

Innovation, change management, organizational effectiveness, and strategic thinking with an eye to the future are the primary elements of the Professional Business Management certificate.  Students will be immersed in multiple projects that prepare them to help business managers create sustainable competitive advantage in an increasingly complex business world. 

Career Opportunities

This certificate prepares students for entry-level business management jobs. Students with current or previous business experience can enhance their value to current and future employers.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the certificate, successful graduates will complete five courses, each with immersive learning experiences.

Upon completion of this certificate, successful graduates will be able to:

  • Strategize and innovate through internal thought barriers and work environments.
  • Analyze, identify, and influence teams and other organizational spheres.
  • Lead and maximize the potential of those around them through personnel supervision and multiple leadership styles and group settings.
  • Develop strategic workforce initiatives in planning, recruiting, training and development.
  • Prepare supply chain objectives, goals and priorities.
  • Prepare financial statements pursuant to GAAP using the accounting cycle.

Course Requirements

Students are responsible to examine the course description of each course listed below for details of prerequisites, which must be satisfied before registering for the course.

Certificate Core Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
ACC 101Financial Accounting I

3 credits

BUS 202Organizational Effectiveness

3 credits

BUS 205Human Resource Mgmt.

3 credits

BUS 295Business Strategy

3 credits

GSO 125Intro to Glo Sup Ch & Oper

3 credits

Total Credit Hours: 15

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Depending upon preparatory courses required, additional semesters may be required to complete the program.

First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
ACC 101Financial Accounting I

3 credits

GSO 125Intro to Glo Sup Ch & Oper

3 credits

BUS 202Organizational Effectiveness

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:9

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
BUS 205Human Resource Mgmt.

3 credits

BUS 295Business Strategy

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Total Credit Hours: 15

Graduation Requirements

  1. Minimum of 15 total semester credit hours as outlined
  2. Grade of C or higher in all core courses
  3. Cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher