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Graduate Certificate in
Business Management Foundations


The Graduate Certificate in Business Management Foundations is a 12-credit, 4-course online program designed to provide you with foundational knowledge in key areas of business management. Students can complete the program in as little as 8 months.

Courses are delivered completely online and are asynchronous. This means you are not required to log in at a particular time each week. You also have the flexibility to start and complete weekly assignments when and where it’s convenient for you.

Students will select 4 courses from the following list.

Course List — Graduate Certificate in Business Management Foundations 

Required Courses (Select 12 credits)
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
Strategic Business Architecture BA 809 Provides a concentrated and comprehensive approach to the practice of business architecture; focuses on business motivations, business operations and business analysis frameworks, and related networks that link these aspects of the enterprise together. 3 credits
Executive Leadership BA 888 Emphasizes identity issues that are critical to understanding individual and collective processes in organizational life. 3 credits
Global Strategic Management MBADM 571 Understanding the integration of multiple functional business areas to resolve global business problems and improve organizational performance.  3 credits
Financial Accounting MBADM 811 Covers accounting rules, practices, and applications that characterize the accounting presentations that for-profit organizations provide to the public. 3 credits
Managing and Leading People in Organizations MBADM 816 Overview of human behavior in organizations, and implications for managing and leading individuals, teams, and organizations. 3 credits
Financial Management MBADM 820 Application of techniques available to aid managers in sound financial decision-making. 3 credits
Marketing in a Global Environment MBADM 821 Examines strategic issues in marketing, including analysis, planning, and implementation; gain hands-on experience in taking control of an enterprise operation involving marketing, production, and financial decision-making at both the strategic and tactical levels. 3 credits

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