Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in General Business

Are you an entrepreneur seeking exposure to all aspects of a business, a non-business student looking to double major in business, or a business student planning to specialize later with a graduate degree?

Our post-baccalaureate certificate in general business gives you a 50,000-foot view of all business disciplines in a format that allows you to create your own program from a comprehensive range of courses, depending on your own needs and goals.

Certificate Information

24 credit hours
Minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0

For more information specific to you and your situation, meet with your academic advisor and find your ideal pathway to complete your degree on time.

All courses are 3.0 credit hours and require a grade of C or better unless otherwise noted.

Students may add additional courses depending on their needs and goals.


Required courses

  • BUS-A 201 - Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • BUS-A 202 - Introduction to Managerial Accounting
  • BUS-F 301 - Financial Management
  • BUS-M 301 - Introduction to Marketing Management
  • BUS-P 301 - Operations Management
  • ECON-E 150 - Introduction to Economics
  • ECON-E 200 - Fundamentals of Economics - An Overview
  • ECON-E 280 - Applied Statistics for Business and Economics I

Recommended Additional Course Options*

  • BUS-A 311 - Intermediate Accounting I
  • BUS-D 300 - International Business Administration
  • BUS-K 201 - The Computer in Business
  • BUS-K 321 - Management of Information Technology
  • BUS-L 201 - Legal Environment of Business
  • BUS-P 330 - Project Management
  • BUS-W 301 - Principles of Management
  • BUS-Z 302 - Managing and Behavior in Organizations
  • BUS-Z 440 - Personnel and Human Resource Management

*Another 300-400 level BUS or ECON course may be used in place of a recommended course. Prior to enrolling, see a School of Business academic advisor about this substitution opportunity.

Students enrolled in this stand-along certificate program are not eligible for financial aid. Students are eligible for certificate courses if they are enrolled in another degree-seeming program.


According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), post-baccalaureate certificates are a great way to fast-track your career in an affordable way.

When time and money are a major concern, certificates allow recipients to gain skills in their field of choice in a relatively short period of time, usually less than a year, and for a price that won’t break the bank.

Your brighter future begins here