Certificate in Business Essentials
Caldwell University’s Certificate in Business Essentials is an 18-credit program offered by the School of Business and Computer Science. The certificate can be completed over the course of an academic year through evening and online classes.
Students pursuing a certificate in Business Essentials help keep a business on track while advancing their own careers. Whether working for a corporation or as an entrepreneur, this certificate program prepares you to plan, organize, direct, and control business activities as well as how to navigate and lead in a large organization. You’ll gain skills such as how to analyze a business’s strengths and weaknesses, determine how best to enhance profitability, and steer companies through challenging business conditions.
You’ve developed your knowledge in your industry – now, gain the most in-demand skills required to advance to the next level. Develop the skill set to lead your co-workers, to organize your key data points, to analyze business trends, and to locate the best business information. This business essentials certificate program is ideal for the working adult who has obtained key knowledge in an industry through experience and hard work, and now seeks the business acumen to advance to the next level.
Areas of focus include:
- Business Law
The certificate program is designed to also be offered in the School of Business and Computer Science as a minor in Business Essentials for matriculated students at Caldwell.
Additionally, Caldwell offers a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration.
The certificate in Business Essentials consists of six 3-credit courses:
- BU 101 Survey of Economics
- BU 105 Contemporary Business
- BU 211 Accounting I
- BU 221 Marketing
- BU 260 Leading and Managing Holistically
- BU 350 Legal Environment of Business I
The 18-credit Business Essentials certificate program is open to applicants with a high school diploma.