The Business Administration Certificate program provides students with the opportunity to study areas of business such as Accounting, Financial Services, Human Resources Management, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Management and Marketing. Students completing the Business Administration Certificate are able to apply their completed course work towards the Business Administration Diploma and/or the Bachelor of Business Administration Degree. Some courses are available by distance education.
Graduation from the Business Administration Certificate program requires successful completion of the courses in the program outline with a minimum graduating grade average of 60%. Successful completion of a course requires a minimum grade of 50%. Some courses may require a higher minimum grade to be acceptable as prerequisites for subsequent courses.
12 credits of Business courses numbered 200 or higher
Six (6) credits of Business or non-Business courses numbered 100 or higher
Business courses include all BUAD courses except BUAD 100 and BUAD 107 which cannot be used for credit in this program
Non-Business courses must be from a diploma or degree program. COSC 122, MATH 111, MATH 120 and MATH 160 cannot be used in this program.
Note: Students admitted to other Business Administration programs who decide to meet the requirements for the Business Administration Certificate instead, must request a program change before completing 18 credits.
The Business Studies Certificate allows students to focus on specific disciplines. These programs will be of interest to mature students who are already employed. The series will be available in the evening on a two- or three-year rotation depending on the discipline. Some courses are also available by distance education. All programs in the Business Studies Certificate require the use of computers. It is recommended that students without computer experience complete a beginners level computer course before beginning their program or at the beginning of their program.
The Business Studies Certificate for Health Care Professionals consists of six courses in Business Administration for graduates of Health and Social Development certificate and/or diploma programs.
This program is designed to provide basic business administration skills to supplement qualifications to Certified Dental Assisting, Early Childhood Education, Home Support/Resident Care Attendant, Human Service Work; Practical Nursing or Therapist Assistant, or equivalent, for application in the various health and social development fields.
BUAD 111 Financial Accounting I
Plus 2 of:
CMNS 112 Business Communication I
Graduates with a diploma or degree in Business Administration may receive a post-diploma certificate in Business Administration by completing an additional 18 credit hours (6 courses), of which at least 15 credit hours (5 courses) must be at the second year level or higher. This certificate will be of interest to students who have completed one option and now wish to broaden their studies in a second option. Please contact the Department Chair, Laura Thurnheer at firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Certificates are available in:
The Office Management certificate provides graduates of office administration programs with a broad business base that emphasizes managerial aspects of secretarial work. Students will be prepared to write the proficiency exams leading to the Certified Professional Secretary designation. Courses leading to this credential will be offered during the day and evening. Some courses are available by distance education.