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Business Specialist- [3037]

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(16 Credit Hours)

Program Manager

Justin McDonald


This program certificate offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Business Management and Administration career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Business Management and Administration career cluster. The content includes but is not limited to individuals in the areas of planning, organizing, directing and controlling of a business, with emphasis on selected theories of management and decision making and the knowledge and understanding necessary for managing people and functions.

Program Goals

This certificate is designed to prepare students for entry level employment in the field of business management. The coursework will apply toward any of the following A.S. degrees: Business Administration, Business Entrepreneurship [2043], Business Administration, Management [2006], Business Administration, Marketing [2007], and Business Administration and Management [1706].

After successfully completing this certificate program, the student will be able to perform the following:

  • Prepare and use financial information about business organizations to support decision making.
  • Manage business information using appropriate software.
  • Demonstrate employability skills.
  • Prepare or develop strategic or organizational skills.
  • Identify, classify, and demonstrate management activities.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of accounting/budgeting operations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the principles and practices of management.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of essential human relations skills.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the supervisory responsibilities of management.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of human resource management

Program Requirements

Total Credit Hours: 16


NOTE: A grade of “C” or better must be attained for each course taken for this certificate.

Credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress.

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