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College Catalog Fall 2013 - Spring 2014

Business Management - Certificate

The Instructional Program

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

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.

Upon completion of the certificate, students can either seek employment or continue their studies in an associate degree program.

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.



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.

Academic Requirements:

Minimum Total Credit Hours = 31

Major Courses Required - 13 credit hours

Course No. Course Cr. Hrs.
ACCT 115 Financial Accounting 3
BUSI 100 Introduction to Business 3
BUSI 105 Orientation to Business 1
BUSI 110 Mathematics of Finance 3
CITA 110 Introduction to Software Applications 3

 General Education/Liberal Arts Courses Required - 12 credit hours

Course No. Course Cr. Hrs.
ECON ___ Introductory Macroeconomics or Introductory Microeconomics 3
ENGL ___ Freshman Composition or Advanced Composition* 3
MATH 115 Statistics 3
  Mathematics/Science Elective by advisement 3-4

Restricted Electives by Advisement - 6 credit hours

*Note:  English is by placement according to competency.


Student Learning Outcomes

A student 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. Produce coherent texts within common college-level written forms; demonstrate the ability to revise and improve such texts; research a topic, develop an argument, and organize supporting details; develop proficiency in oral discourse; evaluate an oral presentation according to established criteria.
    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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Last Updated: 5/3/13