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College Catalog Fall 2011 - Spring 2012
Business Management - Certificate

The Field

The one-year certificate program in Business Management is primarily for full- or part-time students who, through selected business course work, seek professional improvement or who wish to re-enter the workforce.

The Instructional Program

Students interested in the one-year certificate program in Business Management should apply to the Business Administration A.A.S. degree program.

The Business Administration curriculum keeps pace with industry practices and incorporates innovations in management techniques as well as teaching/learning methods. Frequent contact between instructors, faculty advisors, and students is actively encouraged.

Students may participate in the Bronco Investment Group (BIG). The purposes of BIG are to learn and evaluate investment opportunities; acquire knowledge about money; use money to make money; learn to make wise decisions regarding money; and avoid major financial mistakes. BIG uses an online simulator to buy and sell stocks each week at club meetings.

Required courses for the Business Administration program cover a broad range of activities involved in the management of an organization. These include courses in accounting, marketing, finance, computer processing, communication, business law, and human relations. Special emphasis is given to developing the analytical and interpersonal skills needed for successful management careers.

The Business Administration program is designed so that students may concentrate on a chosen topical area in addition to taking required courses. These electives broaden employment opportunities in business, retailing, wholesaling, and service industries. Even greater flexibility is achieved by allowing students to take six credit hours in unrestricted electives.

Students in this program will have ample opportunity for exposure to computer applications and uses.  Upon completion of the certificate, students can either seek employment or continue their studies in an associate degree program. Each student is assigned a faculty advisor who will assist and guide them through their educational experience.


First Semester

Course No.


Cr. Hrs.

 ACCT 115

Financial Accounting


 BUSI 105

Orientation to Business


 BUSI 100

Introduction to Business


 BUSI 110

Mathematics of Finance


 ENGL ___

Freshman Composition or Advanced Composition *


 ____ ___

Mathematics/Science Elective by advisement





Second Semester

Course No.


Cr. Hrs.

 CITA 110

Introduction to Software Applications


 ECON 100

Introductory Macroeconomics  





 ECON 110

Introductory Microeconomics


 MATH 115



 ____ ___

Restricted Electives by advisement





Certificate Requirement: 32 credit hours


* English is by placement according to competency.

Technical Standards: In addition to academic requirements, all applicants must also be able to meet the minimum Technical Standards for the program, with or without reasonable accommodation.

Admissions Requirements

To be eligible for consideration, applicants must meet admissions requirements for and be accepted into the Business Administration A.A.S degree program.


Student Learning Outcomes

A students who earns the Business Management Certificate should be able to:

  1. Prepare financial statements and maintain accounting records.
  2. Generalize and discriminate among current American business practices, including production marketing, finance, and human-resource management.
  3. Demonstrate fundamental problem-solving skills related to finance and business.
  4. Communicate effectively, both orally and in written formats.
  5. Demonstrate understanding of the impact of individual economic decisions, and the major arguments and considerations that influence government as it attempts to intervene in the market system.
  6. Discuss corporate power, labor unions, poverty and wealth, government taxation, and public policy.
  7. Display a fundamental understanding of computers and computer information systems, and be familiar with common computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software.

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