Business Certificate

The Business Certificate is for  non-business majors who want an overview of business concepts in order to enhance their future career success, but do not want to pursue a full 30-credit business minor.  The goal of the certificate is to enable non-business students to learn how to apply fundamental concepts in economics, accounting, finance, management and marketing to solve basic business problems. It is not available to business majors or to students pursuing a business administration minor.

The Business Certificate consists of five required courses that introduce students to basic concepts in economics, business, accounting, finance, management and marketing, plus one elective.

ECNS 101ISEconomic Way of Thinking3
BGEN 204Business & Entrepreneurship Fundamentals3
or BGEN 104US Business & Entrepreneurship Fundamentals Seminar
BGEN 210Accounting & Finance Basics3
or BFIN 322 Business Finance
or EGEN 325 Engineering Economic Analysis
BMGT 335Management and Organization3
BMKT 325Principles of Marketing3
Select one (1) course from the following:3
Principles of Financial Acct
Intro to Int'l Business
Principles of Business Law
Negotiation/Dispute Resolution
Sustainable Business Practices
Leadership and Motivation
Entrepreneurship
Small Business Management
Community Entrepreneurship & Nonprofit Management
Consumer Behavior
Integrated Online Marketing
Sales and Sales Management
Retail Management
Marketing for Entrepreneurs
Ag Finance and Credit Analysis
Engineering Economic Analysis
Engineering Management & Ethics
Production Inventory Cost Analysis
Technology Entrepreneurship
Guerrilla Advertising
Small Business and Entrepreneurship in Food and Health
Total Credits18

In accordance with the Board of Regents' policy, students must earn a C- or better in all courses applied toward the certificate. Students may not earn both the Business Administration minor and the Business certificate. At least 12 of the credits earned toward the certificate must be taken in residence at MSU-Bozeman.