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Business Administration Certificate

Labovitz School of Business & Economics - Adm
Labovitz School of Business and Economics
  • Program Type: Undergraduate credit certificate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2018
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 16
  • Degree: Business Administration Certificate
The Certificate in Business Administration is intended to provide a basic introduction to the fundamentals of business to students who may not have had any prior exposure to business. A student must successfully complete all eight modules included in the program in order to earn the Certificate. The eight modules provide coverage in the areas of accounting, economics, finance, human resource management, marketing, operations, organizational management, and statistics. Students who have successfully completed all eight modules would be deemed to have met all the prerequisite foundational requirements for LSBE's MBA program. All eight courses included in the program are two-credits each and are offered fully online. These courses cannot be used to substitute for any existing LSBE courses.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • completely online (all program coursework can be completed online)
Admission Requirements
College consent will be required for students to enroll in any of the modules.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
The Board of Regents, on recommendation of the faculty, grants degrees from the University of Minnesota. Requirements for an undergraduate degree from University of Minnesota Duluth include the following:
  1. Students must meet all course and credit requirements of the departments and colleges or schools in which they are enrolled including an advanced writing course. Students seeking two degrees must fulfill the requirements of both degrees. However, two degrees cannot be awarded for the same major.
  2. Students must complete all requirements of the Liberal Education Program.
  3. Students must complete a minimum of 120 semester credits.
  4. At least 30 of the last 60 degree credits earned immediately before graduation must be awarded by UMD.
  5. Students must complete at least half of their courses at the 3xxx-level and higher at UMD. Study-abroad credits earned through courses taught by UM faculty and at institutions with which UMD has international exchange programs may be used to fulfill this requirement.
  6. If a minor is required, students must take at least three upper division credits in their minor field from UMD.
  7. The minimum cumulative UM GPA required for graduation will be 2.00 and will include only University of Minnesota coursework. A minimum UM GPA of 2.00 is required in each UMD undergraduate major and minor. No academic unit may impose higher grade point standards to graduate.
  8. Diploma, transcripts, and certification will be withheld until all financial obligations to the University have been met.
Program Requirements
Required Courses (16 cr)
BUS 2100 - Fundamentals of Accounting (2.0 cr)
BUS 2200 - Fundamentals of Economics (2.0 cr)
BUS 2300 - Fundamentals of Operations Management (2.0 cr)
BUS 2400 - Fundamentals of Organizational Management (2.0 cr)
BUS 2500 - Fundamentals of Applied Statistics (2.0 cr)
BUS 2600 - Fundamentals of Financial Management (2.0 cr)
BUS 2700 - Fundamentals of Marketing (2.0 cr)
BUS 2800 - Fundamentals of Human Resource Management (2.0 cr)
 
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Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
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Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
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BUS 2300 - Fundamentals of Operations Management
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Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
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Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
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Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
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BUS 2600 - Fundamentals of Financial Management
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Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
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Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
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Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
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