Business Fundamentals Certificate Online

Develop business expertise while gaining insights into organizational behavior from a management perspective and prepare to access a wide range of career opportunities with this 100% online certificate.

Apply By: 8/5/24
Start Class: 8/19/24 Apply Now

Program Overview

Here’s a high-level look at our Business Fundamentals Certificate online

Increase your career marketability with an online Business Fundamentals Certificate from Emporia State University. Whether you’re new to the business world or are unsure about starting graduate studies, this certificate program will help you master key business concepts and gain specialized credentials faster than a full degree.

In this AACSB-accredited certificate program, you will gain an understanding of business basics including marketing, accounting, and the behavioral aspects of management. You’ll also choose an additional elective course to personalize your certificate to match your career goals. The credit hours you earn may be applied toward a graduate degree program, such as an MBA.

Designed for working adults, this 100% online program offers pay-as-you-go tuition and the flexibility to study when it's most convenient for you.

Here are just a few of the topics you will cover in this online business certificate program:

  • Determining the break-even point and the level of sales needed to achieve a desired target profit
  • Preparing a segmented income statement that differentiates traceable fixed costs from common fixed costs and use it to make decisions
  • Preparing a master budget and budgeted financial statements
  • Computing return on investment (ROI) and analyze how changes in sales, expenses, and assets affect ROI
  • Computing and interpreting financial ratios
  • Analyzing, evaluating, and strategizing business operations in the common business scenarios
  • Determining the break-even point and the level of sales needed to achieve a desired target profit
  • Preparing a segmented income statement that differentiates traceable fixed costs from common fixed costs and use it to make decisions
  • Preparing a master budget and budgeted financial statements
  • Computing return on investment (ROI) and analyze how changes in sales, expenses, and assets affect ROI
  • Computing and interpreting financial ratios
  • Analyzing, evaluating, and strategizing business operations in the common business scenarios

This AACSB-Accredited online certificate program prepares you for roles such as:

  • Business Analyst
  • Business Operations Manager
  • Management Consultant
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Operations Manager
  • Management Consultant
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Entrepreneur

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Emporia State offers a variety of business programs in a convenient online format. Check out all of our online business programs.

$4,356* Total Tuition
As few as 6 months Duration
12 Credit Hours

Accreditation

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The Emporia State University School of Business and Technology is accredited by AACSB International (AACSB).

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Tuition

Benefit from low, pay-by-the-course tuition

ESU strives to offer the best educational value to our students. Tuition for the Business Fundamentals Certificate online program is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included.

Tuition breakdown:

$4,356* Total Tuition
$363 Per Credit Hour

Calendar

Choose a start date and secure your spot

The Business Fundamentals Certificate program is delivered in an online format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year. Choose the start date that's best for you.

8 week coursesProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlinePayment DueLast Class Day
Summer 2024, Session I5/13/244/29/245/2/245/9/246/28/24
Summer 2024, Session II7/1/246/17/246/20/246/27/248/22/24
Fall 2024, Session I8/19/248/5/248/8/248/15/2410/7/24
Fall 2024, Session II10/15/2410/1/2410/4/2410/11/24

Now enrolling:

8/5/24 Apply Date
8/19/24 Class Starts

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Admissions

Your online Business Fundamentals Certificate admission checklist

To apply for the business fundamentals online program, you must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited (or equivalent) institution.

Admission Requirements:

  • $50 graduate school application fee
  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited institution
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended

Business Fundamentals Certificate Online Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited (or equivalent) institution
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher (4.0 system) cumulative or in the last 60 semester hours of study
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions

Official transcripts from all institutions attended can be submitted via a secure electronic service offered by the issuing institution to [email protected] or by selecting Emporia State University on the transcript request form, mailed (or overnighted) to:

Emporia State University
Graduate School
Room 313 Plumb Hall
1 Kellogg Circle
Emporia, KS 66801

Students who have obtained a degree from a foreign university/college must have a transcript evaluation from a recommended external source that is a member of NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services). Students will not be allowed to enroll until the evaluation has been received in the Graduate School.

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Courses

Preview your online Business Fundamentals Certificate courses

The Business Fundamentals Certificate online curriculum is comprised of 4 courses (12 credit hours) including 3 core courses and 1 elective course.


Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
In this course, the behavior of humans—individually, in groups and in organizations—is examined for managerial aspects. Particular attention is paid to the effects caused by diversity, reorganization and current environmental conditions.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
In this course, the tasks of marketing are reviewed and analyzed within the context of a cross-functional and a marketing-oriented organization. Emphasis is placed on the dynamic environment of the organization and marketing with the intent to recognize, understand and integrate changes into the marketing process. Students are required to engage in critical thinking and expository writing.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
In this course, the case method is used for a comprehensive review of financial and managerial accounting from a user's perspective. Topics include financial statement preparation and analysis, cash management, product costing, decision analysis, operational budgeting, capital budgeting, and management-control systems. Computer spreadsheets are developed, and communication skills emphasized.
Students must pick one of the following electives:
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an extension of microeconomic analysis to enterprises in the private and public sectors of the economy. Major emphasis is placed on the application of statistics and economic theory to decision-making in the firm. Backgrounds in economics (micro and macro) and statistics, as well as graduate standing, are required for this course.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to introduce the student to quantitative approaches in business decision-making. It includes decision analysis, regression analysis in forecasting, linear and integer programming, transportation, assignment and transshipment problems, project scheduling, inventory management, simulation, and multi-criteria decision problems. The software packages Management Scientist, Excel and/or SAS/SPSS are used to solve quantitative business analysis problems.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This is an MBA-level course that examines the finance function of a firm from the viewpoint of the internal financial manager. The course emphasizes the conceptual and quantitative tools used to accomplish financial analysis, financial planning and control, management of working capital, and long-term assets, determining cost of capital and planning financial structures.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is study of the management of information technology as it is practiced in organizations today. Traditional organizations are moving toward a more interconnected or networked business environment. A major focus will be understanding the role and use of complex technology in the support of individual, workgroup, enterprise, inter-enterprise and international computing. A background in information technology is required.

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