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General Business


The Certificate of Completion in General Business is designed for those employed in the field who need or want continuing education, or for those who cannot pursue a degree at this time, but want to enter the business field at an entry level point.


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Field of Interest: 
Business, Entrepreneurialism, and Management
Academic Plan Code: 
Total credits required: 
Effective term: 
2002 Fall
Academic Plan: 
General Business (CER)

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for each course listed in the Required Courses area.

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
ACC111Accounting Principles I3
ACC112Accounting Principles II3
BPC110Computer Usage & Applications (3) OR
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems (3)3
ECN211Macroeconomic Principles3
ECN212Microeconomic Principles3
GBS151Introduction to Business3
GBS205Legal, Ethical Regulatory Issues in Business3
GBS233Business Communication3
MGT175Business Organization & Management3
MGT251Human Relations in Business3
MKT271Principles of Marketing3
  • Identify and describe the fundamental principles and practices of accounting. (ACC111)
  • Describe the uses of accounting in managerial decision-making. (ACC112)
  • Apply microcomputer operations to personal business computers. (BPC110)
  • Describe computer information systems, and apply fundamental computer concepts and programming techniques. (CIS105)
  • Describe and analyze the structure and functioning of the American economy. (ECN211)
  • Describe and analyze the theory of consumer choice, price determination, resource allocation, and income distribution. (ECN212)
  • Describe the fundamental characteristics and functions o business in today's environment. (GBS151)
  • Describe the legal environment of business, including judicial procedure, contracts, torts, and agency law. (GBS205)
  • Describe and demonstrate the development of sound business communications. (GBS233)
  • Describe the basic principles of the management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling and apply these in a variety of business situations. (MGT175)
  • Describe the human factors that influence motivation, communication, leadership and cultural differences within organizations. (MGT251)
  • Describe the systems approach to marketing, including distribution, product promotion, and pricing strategies to satisfy consumer needs. (MKT271)

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