Business Management – Certificate

The Business Management Certificate will develop your awareness and hone your skills in many of the functional aspects of the business world. People with business and management skills are employed in every industry in the career world. Therefore, the focus of this program is on the principles, theories and application of today’s business while also concentrating on the legal, management, and human resource components found in today’s dynamic, diverse, and global organization. Jobs may be found in insurance companies, health care facilities, educational institutions, transportation/distribution centers, government agencies, and manufacturing firms in a variety of departments. This certificate may also be used to further a personal business endeavor. This program also consists of foundational courses needed for a Business Administration Associate degree.

Minimum credits: 19
Minimum cumulative GPA:
Minimum grade in all courses:
Minimum Jackson College credits:


Take the following:

Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
ACC 231 Principles of Accounting I 4 ENG 085*, ENG 090*, MAT 033* or higher and CIS 101 or CIS 121 $787.20

This course is an introductory course in Financial Accounting. Learn the theory and practice of recording financial accounting data and preparation of financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) with an emphasis on corporations. Current software and online applications will be utilized.

BUA 190 Strategic Business Management 3

Why do some businesses succeed while others fail? How can you promote the growth and sustainability of your organization? What is your role as a future business owner or manager in the overall success of your organization? This course will outline and describe the strategies that a company’s managers pursue to have a major impact on the company’s performance and compete in the dynamic global nature of today’s organizations. Students will explore the following topics as they gain an understanding of strategy: strategic management, competition and competitive advantage, developing strategies, and implementing strategies.

BUA 220 Principles of Management 3 CIS 095, ENG 085, ENG 091

This management course exposes students to the dynamics of the changing world. Topics such as management functions/processes, quality, leadership styles, power, global issues, and the challenges and opportunities of diversity are included. Emphasis is placed on ethics, decision making, effective communication, evaluating employees, motivational tools, organizational design, environmental scanning, supervising groups, controlling quality, productivity improvement, managing change and conflict, labor relations and time management.

BUA 221 Human Resources Management 3 CIS 095*, ENG 085* and ENG 090*

Create and maintain a desirable and productive work place by applying management skills with emphasis on improving performance and career development. Topics include: employment law, recruitment and selection, placement techniques, interview methods, job analysis, staffing, training and development, performance appraisals, team building, benefit administration, government regulation, compensation systems, health and safety, and labor-management issues.

BUA 250 Business Law I 3 CIS 095*, ENG 085* and ENG 090*

This course offers an introduction to law and the legal system, dispute resolution and courts, business ethics, torts, contracts, sales and leases of goods, and negotiable instruments.

CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Systems 3 CIS 095*, ENG 085*, ENG 090* and MAT 020* or higher

Enhance computer knowledge. Course covers computer system concepts with an emphasis on several software applications. Typing ability necessary to be successful in this class.