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Business Administration
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The certificate in business administration is designed to add important managerial skills to the supervisory skills gained in the business and leadership skills certificate, preparing students for managerial positions requiring more analytical, financial, operations and international business abilities.

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Essential Knowledge and Skills

Outcomes

  • Apply a variety of statistical procedures and tests in order to understand and interpret data.
  • Demonstrate real-world applications of core financial principles.
  • Demonstrate real-world applications of core managerial accounting principles.
  • Identify and apply appropriate tools to improve operational performance.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of foreign exchanges and regional economic integration.
Certificate of Business Administration
Program Requirements
Certificates lead to associate and bachelor's degrees. For more information about which programs this certificate stacks into, visit the Programs List page.
This is an advanced certificate. Prior to working on this certificate, you must complete Business and Leadership Skills.
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Certificate
15 CREDITS
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Associate
60 CREDITS
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Bachelor's
120 CREDITS
Certificate of Business Administration
Course Code
Course Name
# of Credits
MATH 221A
Business Statistics
3
MATH 221A — 3 credits
x
Business Statistics
In this course business students will study graphical representation of data, measure of center and spread, elementary probability, sampling distributions, correlation and regression, statistical inference involving means, proportions, and contingency tables.
FIN301
Financial Management
3
FIN301 — 3 credits
x
Financial Management
This introductory course in financial management provides a basic foundation for other courses in finance and business management.  Topics covered in this course include financial statement analysis, financial forecasting, leverage, working capital management, capital structure, capital budgeting, short and long-term financial management, sources of financing, time value of money, and cost of capital.
ACCTG202
Managerial Accounting
3
ACCTG202 — 3 credits
x
Managerial Accounting
This course is concerned with providing information to managers who direct and control business operations.  The information is used primarily to analyze business problems, identify alternatives, and make appropriate decisions. This course is designed to introduce students to a variety of topics in managerial accounting and help them learn the mechanics of common managerial calculations; use spreadsheets to capture accounting data, analyze business problems, and develop alternative plans; make informed decisions; and communicate their analysis and decisions effectively.
SCM361
Operations Management
3
SCM361 — 3 credits
x
Operations Management
This course in operations management has three primary purposes: help students (1) improve their spreadsheet modeling skills, (2) improve file organization skills, and (3) learn principles of operations management--how to effectively manage transformational processes that achieve delivery, cost, and quality objectives. Specific topics covered include process strategy, productivity, quality management, quality control, project management, forecasting, inventory management, production planning, material requirements planning, just-in-time and lean production, supply management and logistics management. This course will pursue these purposes using a variety of teaching techniques including readings, homework problems, qualitative and quantitative assessments, and in-class activities and simulations.
BUS380
International Business
3
BUS380 — 3 credits
x
International Business
This course is an overview of international business designed to provide a global perspective on international trade and direct investment.  Reviews international cultural, political, legal and economic environments and their effect on marketing, production, and human resource management strategy.
For questions about this program, contact BYU-Pathway Support
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Looking Ahead
Potential Employment
The jobs students may qualify for depend on their chosen certificates. Opportunities include:
  • Sales manager
  • Social media marketing manager
  • Marketing manager
  • Account manager
  • Operations manager
  • Food and beverage manager
  • Customer service manager

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