Business Certificate

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Business Certificate Course List

  • Principles of Financial Accounting for Managers
  • Introduction to Business
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Principles of Management
  • Business Law
  • Computer Applications and Business Systems
  • English Composition
  • Communicating in Your Profession
  • Ethics Around the Globe
  • Career Development

This course introduces financial accounting concepts as they relate to decision making by business managers. A comprehensive study of the financial statements is the main focus as well as statement analysis, earnings quality, ethical presentation, and internal controls of business functions. Students will also have the opportunity to prepare a master budget with individual budget components for a manufacturer.

Prerequisite:none

Course ID: A220
Credits: 4


This course is a study of the characteristics and functions of business in a free enterprise environment and how business impacts the economy in which we live. Characteristics studied may include opportunities, organizations, management, marketing, analysis and any other activities related to general ownership and operation.

Prerequisite:none

Course ID: B136
Credits: 4


This course serves as an introduction to the marketing concept, integrating seven key marketing perspectives. Topics include consumer buying behavior, business-to-business markets and organizational buying behavior, market research techniques, fundamental pricing concepts, marketing channels and logistics, integrated marketing communications, and marketing's role in electronic commerce.

Prerequisite:none

Course ID: B232
Credits: 4


Students enrolled in this course will develop managerial skills and insights by studying management practices. In addition, they will develop an understanding of the manager/ employee relationship and the legal and ethical issues that impact these relationships. This course includes educational resources from Harvard Business Publishing.

Prerequisite:none

Course ID: B233
Credits: 4


This course presents fundamental principles of law applicable to business transactions. The course relates areas of legal environment of business and sales contracts. Principles of law that apply to government, regulations, commercial paper, property, bailments, agency and business organizations are addressed.

Prerequisite:none

Course ID: B234
Credits: 4


This course teaches students basic to advanced computer concepts and skills, including creating and modifying Word documents, designing databases, spreadsheet creation and analysis, using the Internet and E-Commerce tools, and creating presentations with enhanced features and web tools.

Prerequisite:none

Course ID: D132
Credits: 3


This course is designed to guide students in understanding the writing process and developing their ability to write and express ideas in an organized, unified, and coherent manner. Students will produce college-level writing that reflects awareness of rhetorical strategies, writing purpose, student voice, and appropriate grammar, punctuation, and usage skills. Through reading, writing, discussion, research, and collaboration, students will practice effective writing and apply course concepts.

Course ID: G124
Credits: 4


This course teaches communication theory and skills for developing professional documents and oral presentations for audiences in diverse workplace communities and disciplines. To equip students to communicate effectively, this course emphasizes thinking and writing within global contexts, in collaborative situations, and in various electronic environments.

Prerequisite:none

Course ID: G171
Credits: 4


This course is an introduction to ethics and moral philosophy. Students will explore traditional and contemporary moral theories from around the globe which will provide a framework for students to explore contemporary moral issues.

Prerequisite:none

Course ID: G153
Credits: 4


This course is designed to study the personal and professional characteristics necessary for obtaining and maintaining suitable employment. The student will assemble a complete jobseeking portfolio including his/her resume and references, letters of application and appreciation, documentation of work and educational history, and demonstration of skills through examples of student work. The course includes an indepth study of self-marketing approaches, job interviewing techniques and professionalism as well as participation in a mock interview.

Prerequisite:none

Course ID: E242
Credits: 2

Foundation Courses

  • Reading and Writing Strategies
  • Practical Math

This course develops students' reading and writing skills in preparation for college-level coursework. Through review of grammar, punctuation, and the writing process, students will enhance their ability to compose sentences, paragraphs, and short essays. The study of active reading strategies will provide students with the tools necessary for comprehending collegiate-level texts.

Course ID: B080
Credits: 4


Mathematics is learned through communication. In this course, students will learn to communicate how problems are solved and how solving problems can be applied in real-world settings. Students will have opportunities to learn multiple problem solving strategies. This course also provides practice and skill problems.

Course ID: B087
Credits: 4

Total Certificate Credits: 37*

* Credit totals do not include Foundation Courses. Students must either demonstrate mastery of the subject matter in Foundation Courses through a Rasmussen College entrance placement exam or by successful completion of Foundation Courses.

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