The Business Management certificate program from Concordia University Online provides personalized, one-on-one instruction from current industry professionals. Learn essential disciplines like accounting, economics, finance, and management – preparing you with a survey in all facets of business, and the insight to lead in today’s competitive corporate environment. Learn how to develop your own business plan and take charge of your career using today’s most cutting edge strategies from an ethical and Christian perspective.
Earn your MBA in Business Management by adding an additional 24 credits. Within 5 years of beginning the certificate program, students have the option to earn their MBA by applying to the program and completing the 24-credit core requirement.
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Goals / Objectives
- Mastery of current software for designing and managing business projects
- Ability to apply proven project management tools and techniques at each stage in a project’s lifecycle
- Understanding of essential organizational strategies involving the parent, suppliers, and sub-suppliers in domestic and global environments
- Practical knowledge of marketing tools, market segmentation, research analysis in decision-making, media and promotion, budgeting, and evaluation
- Understanding of management as applied to small businesses
- Ability to develop a comprehensive and viable business plan
- Knowledge of the different professional paths available in setting and obtaining investment objectives, such as capital, debt, securitization, and government subsidized options
- Financial Manager
- Health Services Manager
- Management Consultant
- Marketing Manager
- Sales Manager
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Business Management Certificate Courses (18-24 Credits)
Statistical Methods (AL 169) - Credits: 3
Course DescriptionSTATISTICAL METHODS studies the terminology, methodology, and body of knowledge in statistics. Topics such as means, median, variation, probabilities, correlation and regression will be covered in this module. Prerequisite: AL 122 or AL 109 or acceptable test score.
Organizational Management Principles (AL 272) - Credits: 3
Course DescriptionORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES engages students in the art and science of management within an organization. The four functions of management, organizing, leading, planning and controlling, are considered in light of individual, group and organizational dynamics. Not open to students who have taken AL 352 Organizational Behavior or AL 358 Principles of Management.
Business Finance (AL 346) - Credits: 3
Course DescriptionAL 346 Business Finance provides an introduction to the basic functions of financial management, including planning, control, investment returns and risk management, and optimal capital structure. This course will also survey financial institutions, operations of markets and the process of financial decision-making.
Macroeconomics (AL 347EL) - Credits: 3
Course DescriptionMACROECONOMICS provides a foundation in the principles of macroeconomics as applied to the overall economy, both domestic and global. It covers fiscal policy, monetary policy, classical and Keynesian economic models, national income accounting, and the relationship between inflation and unemployment. It also reviews supply and demand relationships among goods, services, and labor.
Human Resource Management (AL 359) - Credits: 3
Course DescriptionHUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT examines the principles, methods, and procedures in human resource management, including: staffing, compensation and benefits, employee and labor/management relations, planning, employee development, health, safety and security, and equal opportunity issues. This is a survey course, which may serve as the foundation for further study in the Human Resource Management, major, minor or certificate programs. There are no pre-requisites.
Accounting (AL 365) - Credits: 3
Course DescriptionACCOUNTING is a broad overview course that includes comprehensive instruction in basic accounting principles, with an emphasis on accounting as a necessary tool in the control and management of business. The application of management policies and practices required for effective planning and controlling of resources is considered. Prerequisite: AL 096 or acceptable assessment score.
Marketing Management (AL 366EL) - Credits: 3
Course DescriptionMARKETING MANAGEMENT focuses on the role of Marketing within an organization from the manager’s perspective. Students gain an understanding of buyer behavior, evaluation of the marketplace, marketing research, and new product development Students complete a marketing plan on an actual organization.
Global Dimensions in Business (AL 367EL) - Credits: 3
Course DescriptionGlobal Dimensions in Business focuses on international trade theory, marketing, the interaction of foreign businesses, politics, and intercultural communication and business protocol. Students appreciate the importance of understanding cultural differences in working with others with different cultural backgrounds.
Business Policy (AL 371 / 371EL) - Credits: 3
Course DescriptionBusiness Policy requires knowledge of all functional business areas. The course considers strategic management including management decision-making, using the case-study approach. Students apply problem-solving and critical thinking skills in a management context and demonstrate effective writing and speaking skills.