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Advance your business career

Advance your career quickly with a business certificate from Columbia College. With three business administration fields to choose from in management, marketing management and human resource management, you can unlock the door to your future in one year or less with just six classes or 18 credit hours.

What makes Columbia College's business certificate unique?

  • Classes are taught by experienced business leaders.
  • Academic business background is not a requirement to enroll.
  • When completed, certificate courses will be placed on your transcript.
  • You will receive a certificate to demonstrate completion.
  • Take classes at one of Columbia College's 35 campuses, online or both.
  • Coursework transfers easily into bachelor's program.

How to apply

Current students:
Complete the Intent to Pursue a business certificate form.

Prospective students:
Step 1: Complete the Columbia College application for admission.
Step 2: Complete the Intent to Pursue a business certificate form.

Management Certificate

A. Required Courses 12 hrs
MGMT 254View Syllabus Business Communications 3 hrs
MGMT 330View Syllabus Principles of Management 3 hrs
MGMT 360View Syllabus Organizational Theory or 3 hrs
MGMT 362View Syllabus Organizational Behavior 3 hrs
MGMT 368View Syllabus Business Ethics 3 hrs
 
B. Electives (Select any 2 courses below) 6 hrs
MGMT 339View Syllabus Cross-Cultural Management 3 hrs
MGMT 341View Syllabus Small Business Management 3 hrs
MGMT 361View Syllabus Human Resource Management 3 hrs
MGMT 363View Syllabus Production and Operations Management 3 hrs
MGMT 375View Syllabus Labor Relations 3 hrs
PSYC 336View Syllabus Industrial/Organizational Psychology
 

Human Resource Management Certificate

A. Required Courses 18 hrs
MGMT 330View Syllabus Principles of Management 3 hrs
MGMT 361View Syllabus Human Resource Management 3 hrs
MGMT 364View Syllabus Workforce Planning and Development 3 hrs
MGMT 365View Syllabus Compensation and Benefit Systems 3 hrs
MGMT 375View Syllabus Labor Relations 3 hrs
MGMT 461View Syllabus Human Resource Development 3 hrs
 

Marketing Management Certificate

A. Required Courses 18 hrs
MKTG 310View Syllabus Principles of Marketing 3 hrs
MKTG 331View Syllabus Consumer Behavior 3 hrs
MKTG 335View Syllabus Advertising and Sales Promotion 3 hrs
MKTG 360View Syllabus E-Marketing 3 hrs
MKTG 410View Syllabus Global Marketing 3 hrs
MKTG 478View Syllabus Marketing Management 3 hrs
 

Common requirements for each certificate

  • Complete at least nine hours of the program with Columbia College.
  • Complete all required courses with a grade of "C" or better.