Foundations of Business, Certificate

Program Code: FDOBUS_UCT

Program Description

Introduction to core business concepts. Students develop communication, technical, and analytical skills needed for the contemporary business environment.

What is Foundations of Business?

An introduction to the concepts that comprise the study of business.

You Might Like This Program If...

  • You desire to add business skills to your degree program.
  • You want to gain exposure to business concepts to enhance your employment opportunities.
  • You want to earn a business certificate as a stepping stone to enrolling in an associate or baccalaureate degree program.

Program Requirements

To earn an undergraduate certificate in Foundations of Business, a minimum of 13 credits is required.

Required Courses
BA 243Social, Legal, and Ethical Environment of Business4
or BA 241
BA 242
Legal Environment of Business
and Social and Ethical Environment of Business
ECON 102Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and Policy Keystone/General Education Course3
or ECON 104 Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy Keystone/General Education Course
ENGL 15
MIS 204
Rhetoric and Composition Keystone/General Education Course
and Introduction to Management Information Systems
6

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee's unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.

READ SENATE POLICY 32-00: ADVISING POLICY

Hazleton

Debra Conway
Director of Continuing Education
202 Slusser Bayzick
Hazleton, PA 18202
570-450-3136
dxk40@psu.edu

Schuylkill

Academic Advising Office
Academic Affairs

200 University Drive
Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972
570-385-6111
sl-advising@psu.edu

York

Ali Kara
Professor of Business Administration
1031 Edgecomb Ave.
206 Grumbacher Building (GISTC)
York, PA 17403
717-771-4189
axk19@psu.edu

Contact

Hazleton

OFFICE OF CONTINUING EDUCATION
202 Slusser Bayzick
Hazleton, PA 18202
570-450-3136
dxk40@psu.edu

http://hazleton.psu.edu/ce

Schuylkill

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS, BUSINESS
200 University Drive
Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972
amb536@psu.edu

York

1031 Edgecomb Ave.
206 Grumbacher Building (GISTC)
York, PA 17403
717-771-4189
axk19@psu.edu

https://york.psu.edu/academics/certificates/business