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Business Economics, Certificate of Accomplishment

Banner Code: 3_CE_BUEC

Not Financial Aid Eligible


This 13-unit certificate program provides students with the necessary knowledge to make informed business and financial decisions. Students will gain an understanding of basic economic theory as it applies to practical business decision making, resource allocation issues, accounting practices, international markets, legal considerations, and consumer behavior patterns. This certificate is useful as a pathway to a transfer degree, to advance a career, or to gain intuition into business and economic trends.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to make informed business and financial decisions.
  2. Apply basic economic theory as it applies to practical business decision making, resource allocation issues, accounting practices, international markets, legal considerations, and consumer behavior patterns.

Certificate Graduation Requirements

A Certificate is awarded upon completion of the required coursework with a grade of C or higher in each course. A grade of P (Pass) is acceptable, however, the student must meet an overall GPA requirement of 2.0 to receive the certificate. To receive the certificate, a student must file a petition for graduation during their final semester prior to the application deadline as noted on the Coastline Graduation webpage

Certificate of Accomplishment

  • Students must also earn a minimum of 12 units of coursework at Coastline, excluding experiential credit.
  • A student with prior experience may be excused from certain certificate courses but will still need to meet the overall unit requirement specified for the certificate.
  • 50 percent of the certificate program’s units must be completed at Coastline regardless of how many total number of units required for the certificate can be met by prior coursework.
Course Title Units
Required Core
Complete the following:
ACCT C101Financial Accounting4
ECON C170Principles of Microeconomics3
Program Electives
Elective 1
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Business
Entrepreneurial Marketing and Operations
Elective 2
Select one of the following:3
Economic Issues and Policy
Business Law/Legal Environment of Business
Total Units13