The Business Fundamentals Certificate includes foundation courses in several business functional areas. It is designed to help non-business majors learn business concepts, principles, and skills that can complement their major field competency if they seek a position in, or plan to start, a business.
The Business Fundamentals Certificate is not available to business majors or to Integrative Studies Majors who have Business or Music & Entertainment Business as a focus area. You must meet with a Coles Professional Advisor in the Business Undergraduate Advising Center (BB 431) to declare your intention to complete the Certificate. This meeting should occur as soon as possible, but no later than the end of the Drop/Add period of your graduation term.
At least 12 of the 18 hours counted toward the Certificate must be taken from Coles College of Business. A minimum grade of “C” is required in each course, and a GPA of at least 2.66 is required on the set of courses counted toward the Certificate.