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Business Administration Certificate

Graduate Certificate in
Business Administration

Earning a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration could be the perfect vehicle to drive you toward management success. This nationally accredited program encompasses topics that are critical in business leadership positions.

  • Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree
  • Study Method: Textbooks with Online Lessons & Exams
  • Program Length: 8 to 16 Months

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Payments as Low as
$34 Per Month

  What You'll Learn

The Business Administration Certificate program is composed of 5 courses that include a mandatory orientation class and 4 electives of your choice. Choose from courses in entrepreneurship, marketing and advertising or international business. You’ll also study:

  • Cost management systems
  • Feasibility analysis and strategic alliances
  • Ethical theory and principles
  • Public interest and government regulation
  • Advertising theory and practices

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Required Course

MB600 - Orientation  

This non-credit orientation is a foundation-building experience that introduces and refreshes the skills necessary for success in your Master's Degree Program. You'll learn how to navigate ProQuest, Ashworth College's online library, and review the distinguishing characteristics of academic journals and other publications. Internet research skills are polished enabling you to identify credible and unbiased Web sites for your research. Emphasis is placed on submission requirements, project structures, and writing formats used throughout your coursework, and APA writing style. The final portion of this course provides you the opportunity to research and explore the various career fields in the world of Business Administration.

Electives

MA610 - Managerial Accounting  

Integrate accounting data into your decision-making process. Managerial accounting is an essential tool that enhances managers' abilities to make sound decisions. You'll examine concepts and procedures of managerial accounting from the user's viewpoint, how they are typically applied in real-world situations, and see the role they play in improving the decision-making process within all types of organizations. Also discussed are issues in cost basics, cost management systems, planning and control, and product costing.
Credit Hours: 3

MB601 - Strategic Management  

Plan for increased productivity. Learn about the organization, its structure, and its relationship to the economic, political, and social environments surrounding it. Examine theories and guidelines for dealing with geopolitical events, consumer trends, and new developments in information technology. You'll study a model of strategic management using the "strategic audit" as an approach to addressing complex organization-wide issues.
Credit Hours: 3

MB602 - Entrepreneurship  

This course will spark your interest in starting a new endeavor by introducing you to the basic tools and processes of launching a new venture. Begin with the start-up phase and the entrepreneurial mindset...establishing a vision...and evaluating industries. Then, conduct a feasibility analysis; analyze the risks and benefits; and form strategic alliances. Next, develop a business plan; determine the most effective legal form of business; form a personnel team; devise a marketing strategy; and prepare a complete set of financials. Then, plan for growth and the inevitable operational changes.
Credit Hours: 3

MB655 - Business Law  

An in-depth view of the impact of public interest and government regulation on business activities. Emphasis is placed on the legal ramifications of corporate governance, citing court cases and judicial decisions that reveal the law's interface with business actions. Thought-provoking examples further demonstrate the law's broad influence on the day-to-day decisions involved in business operations and management.
Credit Hours: 3

MB670 - Project Management  

Organize teams for achievement. Investigate the theory and practice of project management, culminating in the analysis of real-world examples taken from manufacturing, service, and construction businesses. Learn how to organize and manage effective project teams... how to document and communicate project development within and outside the team... and how to integrate people and technology successfully.
Credit Hours: 3

MF620 - Financial Statement Development and Analysis  

Use financial data to your advantage. Learn what financial disclosures contain and how they effect management decision-making, plus the principles and economic factors behind publicly reported disclosures, their limitations and constraints, and how to analyze them. You'll examine research methods and how they help you convert raw data into useful information that influences decisions about financial performance, wealth creation and economic valuation.
Credit Hours: 3

MG641 - Marketing Management  

Discover how marketing serves as a foundation for making critical decisions related to identifying customers, delineating which needs to satisfy, developing products and services that satisfy these needs, setting prices, using appropriate communications, staging sales promotions, managing the sales force, selecting channels of distribution, maintaining funding and coordinating partnerships. Concepts presented are directed to the marketplace realities of the 21st century, including global marketing.
Credit Hours: 3

MI605 - International Business  

Learn the requirements and challenges of doing business in other countries. A thorough review and analysis of international business and globalization that reveals the effects companies have on the economy, politics, laws, and cultures of other countries. Find out what's necessary to establish an international business, and survive competition in situations where the rules are radically changing.
Credit Hours: 3

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  What You Get

All textbooks and learning materials for the Business Administration Certificate Online program are included in the cost of tuition. Our affordable, zero interest monthly tuition payments make realizing your education goals easy.

The flexibility of online study allows you to move at your own pace, and when you need help, our academic advisors and student help desk are willing to lend a hand. Each program includes:

  • Textbooks and study materials
  • Online lessons and open-book exams
  • Instructor guidance
  • Academic support and tutoring
  • Participation in the Student Community
  • Career Services powered by CareerBuilder®

Graduates of our Business Administration Certificate program receive a beautifully presented diploma and are eligible for a variety of employment services. They also receive an invitation to participate in our annual graduation ceremony where they can share earning a graduate certificate in business administration with friends and family.

  • Business Administration Certificate Course Books

    Textbooks

  • Business Administration Certificate Course Diploma

    Diploma

  • Graduation Video

    Ceremony

Start our Business Administration Certificate Online program today and get an education on your terms! Speak with an Admissions Advisor at 1-800-957-5412 or enroll online now.

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