Professional Business Management Certificate


Certificate (Federal aid eligible if certificate is combined with Associate of Science degree, Associate of Applied Science degree, or Bachelor of Applied Science degree. Not eligible for federal aid as a stand-alone certificate.)


Innovation, change management, organizational effectiveness, and strategic thinking with an eye to the future are the primary elements of the Professional Business Management certificate. Students will be immersed in multiple projects that prepare them to help business managers create sustainable competitive advantage in an increasingly complex business world.

Career Opportunities

This certificate prepares students for entry-level business management jobs. Students with current or previous business experience can enhance their value to current and future employers.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the certificate, successful graduates will complete five courses, each with immersive learning experiences.

Upon completion of this certificate, successful graduates will be able to:

  • Strategize and innovate through internal thought barriers and work environments
  • Analyze, identify, and influence teams and other organizational spheres
  • Lead and maximize the potential of those around them through personnel supervision and multiple leadership styles and group settings
  • Develop strategic workforce initiatives in planning, recruiting, training and development
  • Prepare supply chain objectives, goals and priorities
  • Prepare financial statements pursuant to GAAP using the accounting cycle

Course Requirements

Students are responsible to examine the course description of each course listed below for details of prerequisites, which must be satisfied before registering for the course.

Professional Business Management Certificate Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
ACC 101Financial Accounting I

3 credits

SCM 125Introduction to Supply Chain Management & Operations

3 credits

BUS 202Organizational Effectiveness

3 credits

BUS 205Human Resource Management

3 credits

BUS 295Business Strategy Fundamentals

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Total Credit Hours: 15

Graduation Requirements

1. Minimum of 15 total semester credit hours as outlined
2. Grade of C- or higher in all program-specific courses
3. Certificate grade point average of 2.0 or higher

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Individual student circumstances, such as the need for a smaller course load or the number of preparatory English or Math courses a student must take, may require additional semesters to complete the program. Please see your academic advisor for assistance.

First Semester

ACC 101, Financial Accounting I, 3 credits
SCM 125, Intro. to Supply Chain Management and Operations, 3 credits
BUS 202, Organizational Effectiveness, 3 credits

Total Semester Minimum Hours 9

Second Semester

BUS 205, Human Resource Management, 3 credits
BUS 295, Business Strategy, 3 credits

Total Semester Minimum Hours 6

Total Professional Business Management Certificate Minimum Credit Hours 15