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Set yourself up for success in business with the skills you need to advance.

Are you looking to make your mark on the business world? This program will give you the tools to excel as a leader, decision maker, and problem solver.

You'll learn best practices in the many sides of business administration, including finance, marketing, managing people and teams, and creating effective business policies. These five courses are tailored for professionals looking to take on more responsibility in higher-level positions, or for students who are new to the business world, but eager to move up quickly.

This program consists of five upper division online business administration courses for a total of 15 credit hours.

  • FIN300: Principles of Finance for the Private Sector

    A study of the financial aspects of businesses, including the costs of capital, fund acquisition sources, time value of money, efficient management of assets, and investment decisions. Particular emphasis is on determining the optimal capital structure between utilization of debt and equity financing.

  • HRM300: Principles of Human Resource Management

    Introduction to the development and management of an organization's human resources, with emphasis on planning for the screening, selection, orientation and training of employees. Additional topics include performance appraisal, compensation, benefits, equal employment opportunity, incentives and rewards. This course is a replacement course for MGT440 as of the 2013-2014 Spring-A term. Students cannot receive credit for both these courses. This class will be offered beginning Winter 2017.

  • MGT451: Business Policy Development and Implementation

    An analysis of the roles and responsibilities of leaders in developing governance and operational policies within the corporate world. Focus includes how policy development and implementation influence and determine the business's strategic direction. (This course is also offered through CBE. Credits earned using this option will appear on transcripts with an “EX” suffix.)

  • MIS300: Information Systems Design and Management

    Overview of issues, processes and technology utilized in the design and management of information systems. Analysis includes needs assessment, database management, software capacity, security features, and decision making applications.

  • MKG310: Introduction to Marketing

    This course provides a general introduction to marketing principles and policies. Topics such as marketing functions, price policies and controls, distribution channels, merchandising, and market research as well as competitive practices and government regulations, product development, and integration of marketing with technology are presented. Students also gain a basic understanding of the 4Ps (product, place, price, promotion).

  • Business Management majors who initially enrolled after Fall 2012 will take MGT470 in place of HRM400. 
  • Business Management majors who initially enrolled after Fall 2012 and Management Information System and Business Analytics majors will take COM305 in place of MIS300. 
  • Business Management majors who initially enrolled before Fall 2012 will take HRM425 in place of MKG310. 
  • Marketing majors will take MGT475 in place of MKG310.

You have two options for completing your online business administration program:

#1 - Certificate of Completion or #2 Specialization


A Non-Degree Certificate of Completion

Quickly enhance your resume by gaining knowledge and skills in a specific area that meets your career goals.

If you decide you’re interested in earning your full degree at a later date, the credits you earned in your Certificate of Completion program can count towards your degree!

Call us and learn more about getting started as a non-degree seeking student.


A Specialization in Your Bachelor’s Degree

Add an area of focus to your degree that can help you stand out to future employers.


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