Business Administration, Certificate of Achievement

The Business Administration Certificate of Achievement prepares students for an entry-level business administration role in a small business. It is also an excellent way for self-made business professionals to add key formal business elements to their skill sets in business law, marketing and communication, accounting, management, human resources, and leadership. This certificate may be completed entirely online. Students planning to transfer to a university to earn a bachelor’s degree should consider the Business Administration Associate in Science for Transfer degree.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Develop a familiarity with multiple aspects of business and the relationships among them.
  • Apply quantitative information competencies to manage business resources and communicate the results.
  • Evaluate and develop effective business strategies that embrace the power of diversity.
  • Apply current management strategies and practices in the global business environment.
  • Apply core marketing or communication practices to business situations.
  • Demonstrate specific small business operational skills in the areas of technology, leadership, or human resources.

Certificate of Achievement Requirements

Required Core
Select one from the following contextual overview courses:3
Business Law
Introduction to Business
Select one from the following marketing/communication courses:3
Introduction to International Marketing
Introduction to Marketing
Business Communication
Select one from the following quantitative courses:3-4
Financial Accounting
Business Mathematics
Basic Accounting
Select one from the following management courses:3
Global Management
Principles of Management
Introduction to Business Ownership/Management
Select one from the following humanistic courses:3
Effective Leadership in Business
Managing Diversity and Inclusion
Human Resources Management
Concentrations
Select at least one concentration from the following lists. These courses may be counted as both core requirements and concentration requirements, but all concentration and core requirements must be completed.12-15
Entrepreneurship/Small Business Concentration
Select 15 units from the following courses:
Business Law
Introduction to Business
Introduction to International Marketing
Introduction to Marketing
Introduction to Business Ownership/Management
Entrepreneurial Mindset
Introduction to E-Marketing
Entrepreneurial Start-up Ventures
Financial Analysis for Entrepreneurs
Business Technology Concentration
Select 15 units from the following courses:
Introduction to E-Marketing
QuickBooks Online Accounting Software
Computer Information Systems
MS Office Applications
and MS Office Applications Lab
Introduction to Computer Hardware/A+ Prep
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) 1
Network Security Fundamentals/Security+ Prep
Leadership Concentration
Effective Leadership in Business
Business Issues and Ethics
Managing Diversity and Inclusion
Business Communication
Human Resources Concentration
Business Law
Introduction to Business
Effective Leadership in Business
Human Resources Management
Sales & Marketing Concentration
Professional Selling
Introduction to Marketing
Introduction to E-Marketing
Customer Service
Electives
Select one of the following courses in addition to the chosen concentration:0.5-4
Business Work Experience
The American Economic System
Introduction to Critical Thinking
Total Units27.5-35

Please refer to the graduation requirements section of the Catalog for information about degree and certificate requirements including Reading and Writing, Mathematics, Information Competency, and General Education requirements.  
 

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All students should consult with a Counselor to discuss career pathways, for support with career exploration and planning, and to create a personalized education plan to help them meet their academic, career, and personal goals. Visit MPC’s Counseling website for more information about Counseling services provided by MPC and to connect with a Counselor.

Additional resources are available through MPC’s Career & Transfer Resource Center (CTRC). The CTRC offers career resources, workshops, guidance and referrals. Visit the CTRC for support finding online career information and other resources to explore majors, occupations, and employment information.