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Undergraduate Degree Programs


Undergraduate Certificate Program

Deborah Hommer
106 Hawthorn Bldg
Penn State Altoona
Phone: 814-949-5265

Altoona College, University Park


Penn State's Basic Business Certificate Program provides you with a solid foundation in essential business concepts and offers a convenient way to "step up" to a degree. The basic certificate program gives you an understanding of management and marketing, and helps you improve your written English. The certificate allows you to customize your learning through a series of business-related electives to meet your specific needs and interests. (Required courses: ENGL 15, MGMT 100 and MKTG 220) Electives nine additional credits select from the following groupings: BA 241 and BA 242 (BA 241 and 242 must be taken together as an elective) or BA 243, LER 100, MIS 103 or MIS 204, IST 110 or SRA 111.

To earn an undergraduate certificate in BASIC BUSINESS, a minimum of 18 credits is required.


MGMT 100
MKTG 220
OR MIS 204 OR MIS 103
OR BA 243 OR BA 241 OR BA 242
OR IST 110 OR SRA 111
OR LER 100

BA 241 with BA 242 are equivalent to BA 243. Choose 9 credits from the courses listed after "AND OR"

No Prerequisites Required.

Effective Date: Summer 2009

Expiration Date:

Last Revised by the Department: 11/07/2011



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