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Undergraduate Certificate inBUSINESS Administration

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Earn the business credentials you need to get the career you deserve.

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Do you want to make an impact in the business world? If so, CSU-Global’s Undergraduate Certificate in Business Administration* can give you the tools to excel as a leader, decision-maker, and problem solver.

Learn best practices in the many sides of business administration, including...

  • Finance.
  • Marketing.
  • Managing people and teams.
  • Creating effective business policies.

The six courses that make up our transcribable, nationally recognized certificate in business administration program are tailored for you. Whether you’re a professional looking to take on more responsibility in higher-level positions, or a student new to the business world but eager to move up quickly, this certificate can help you reach your business goals.

* This certificate is eligible for Title IV financial aid.

Career Outlook

CSU-Global’s Undergraduate Certificate in Business Administration sets you up for success in the business world. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the business field is growing at an average rate of 5% to 8% thru 2024.

Despite this profession growing at an average rate, there are almost 700,000 projected job openings. Not only are jobs available, but the average yearly salary is $97,730 or $46.99 hourly.

You can use your business administration certificate in a variety of industries, but the top industries are retail trade and manufacturing. Sample job titles include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Business manager
  • Operations director
  • Plant superintendent
  • General manager

If you’re ready to join the world of business administration let CSU-Global help you reach your goals.


Program Description

The Undergraduate Certificate in Business Administration is an 18 credit hour program targeted toward students from a wide variety of disciplines.

These courses provide the knowledge necessary to gain a foundation in business administration across key business administration domains including...

  • Leadership.
  • Management.
  • Legal and ethical environment of business.
  • Organizational innovation and change.
  • Human resources development.

By obtaining this certificate, you’re demonstrating to current or future employers that you have the knowledge of the foundational principles of administration.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply management skills in decision‐making and analysis of the organizational structure.
  • Examine ethical behaviors and legal implications of an organization in social, environmental, and corporate environs.
  • Evaluate the role of a manager in the global economy.
  • Develop critical thinking skills for analysis in strategic planning and innovation.
  • Explain and apply varied leadership styles and techniques for creating and enhancing organizational competitiveness and career plans.


  • ORG300: Applying Leadership Principles

    The opportunities for students, in this first course, for all majors are to learn personal and professional leadership styles and drivers by providing an overview of leadership basics. Leadership skills are utilized across fields of study. Regardless of the roles individuals assume in an organization, they will need to communicate effectively, influence others, and understand the way they respond to others and why. The course engages students in discussion, exploration, and application of leadership skills, principles, and practices. Students will learn about the relationships and connections leaders have with individuals and organizations. Topics include leadership communication, motivation, style, and characteristics. Course not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credit.

  • MGT300: Principles of Management

    An examination of the basic functions of management, including planning, organizing, leading, staffing and controlling and how they can be utilized to strengthen management, employee and organizational performance.

  • 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 using digital technology are presented. Students also gain a basic understanding of the 4Ps (product, place, price, promotion). Students who completed MKG300 cannot earn credit for MKG310. In this course, the student will obtain a general introduction to marketing principles and policies. Course units include marketing functions; price policies and controls; distribution channels, merchandising, and market research; competitive practices and government regulations; product development; and integration of marketing with technology, a basic understanding of the 4Ps (product, place, price, promotion), and current issues.(This course is also offered through CBE. Credits earned using this option will appear on transcripts with an “EX” suffix.)

  • MGT315: Business Law

    This course focuses on the tools for understanding the principles underlying the legal environment of business. The course identifies the current legal rules and regulations affecting businesses and students become familiar with the new developments and trends that will greatly affect future transactions. This course introduces the U.S. legal system, coverage of the major components of contract law, employment law, accounting law, and an examination of business liability issues under tort law. In addition, the intellectual property issues of trade secrets, trademarks, patents, and copyrights will be covered. The impact of digital technology and business globalization will be integrated into each topic discussed.This course is a replacement course for MGT320 as of the 2016-2017 Spring A term. Students in the Bachelor of Science in Business Management program cannot receive credit for both these courses.

  • MGT351: Organizational Innovation and Change

    Analysis of the dynamics of change and the importance of innovation within modern organizations. Emphasis on how managers can develop a culture receptive to new ideas, products, processes, and systems for improving organizational performance. (This course is also offered through CBE. Credits earned using this option will appear on transcripts with an “EX” suffix.)

  • 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.

Cost and Schedule


We understand the sacrifice needed to invest in your education. Our promise to you is an affordable, high quality education with low tuition rates, no out-of-state premiums or student fees. Best of all, the CSU-Global Tuition Guarantee ensures that your tuition rates will not increase from enrollment thru graduation. Invest in your education, career, and future without breaking the bank.

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With 100% online classes that start monthly, you complete your coursework when it’s most convenient for you. No set class times or locations lets you continue to work full-time, take care of your family, travel the world, or whatever else you want while you invest in your education.

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