Online Undergraduate Certificate in Business Foundations

The online certificate in business foundations will provide you with a foundation of business skills and competencies that can be immediately applied to your place of work, or can be used as a stepping stone on the way to obtaining your associate or bachelor's degree in Business Management.

Our online Business Foundations will:

  • Give you an understanding of traditional business function areas and how they are leveraged in organizations
  • Teach you to evaluate, analyze, and interpret financial information, as well as use financial data for business decision-making
  • Equip you to utilize sound approaches in critical thinking and problem-solving

Note: Federal financial aid is only available for associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs. Stand-alone certificate programs are ineligible for financial aid.

Benefits of a Business Foundations Certificate From Champlain

At Champlain College Online, we understand how important it is for busy working adults to gain knowledge and expertise quickly, which is why our business foundations certificate coursework is applicable to the real world from day one, and is offered 100% online, allowing you to participate at days and times convenient to you. Our certificate program can be completed in less than a year, allowing you to get started in your new career path sooner. Whether you've already earned an undergraduate degree or you're currently pursuing your bachelor's degree, taking foundational business courses online is a great way to earn a credential in the business field, get your resume noticed, and demonstrate proficiency in a focused area of knowledge.

Business Foundations Certificate Program Curriculum*

Our undergraduate certificate in business foundations is designed for working adults, and equips students with foundational business skills that can be applied to their workplaces from day one. When you study business foundations online, you will be taking business classes, professional courses, and general education courses, all of which are focused and relevant to today's business professionals. And because all of our business foundations certificate courses are included in our Business Management associate and bachelor's degree programs, your certificate can be earned as either a stand-alone credential or as a step along your path towards a degree.

 Course # Course TitleCredits
ACCT 130 Financial Accounting 3
ACCT 140 Managerial Accounting 3
BLAW 140 Business Law I 3
MGMT 150 Principles of Business 3
MKTG 200 Principles of Marketing 3

* Some courses in this certificate program may have prerequisites. Please click on the course name for a description and prerequisite information. If prerequisites are listed that are not currently part of the certificate program please call an admissions representative at 888-545-3459 for more information.


Undergraduate Certificate Admissions Information

All the admissions information for our undergraduate certificate programs can be found through the links below. 

Certificate Admission Requirements

Applying to Champlain College Online is free, and it's easy to get started. Our comprehensive admissions process is designed to take into account your whole story, not just your previous academic record--we'll also consider your experiences as a working adult, your current and previous work positions, and your personal and professional goals. Please visit our undergraduate admissions page to learn more about admissions eligibility and requirements. 

Certificate Tuition & Financing

Tuition for our undergraduate certificate programs based on your student status (part-time or full-time) and the number of transfer credits you are bringing in. Please visit our undergraduate tuition rates page to get an idea of what tuition may cost you. 

Certificate Academic Calendar

Champlain College Online offers various program start dates throughout the year, giving you the flexibility to start and finish your online undergraduate business management certificate on your own terms. Please visit our Academic Calendar for application deadlines, course start dates, and term dates. 


Why Champlain?

All of Champlain College's undergraduate certificate programs were designed with the adult learner in mind. All are offered in areas essential to today's job market, and are designed to be taught with the needs of busy working adults in mind: with immediate professional relevance, real-world application, and collaborative instruction from faculty that are experts in their fields. Our courses are offered in a convenient, 100% online format, accessible at any time, from anywhere, allowing you to fit your classwork into your schedule in a way that works for you. And because Champlain College is dedicated to offering a high-quality higher education experience, you'll be gaining both knowledge in your field of interest, and broadly-applicable skills essential to success in the modern workplace, such as critical thinking, problem solving, and communication. Earning a certificate from Champlain College Online means obtaining a respected credential from an accredited, nonprofit institution with a 140-year legacy of career-focused higher education, named the "Most Innovative School" in the North by U.S. News & World Report. 


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