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Business Administration, Certificate Of Achievement

Banner code:  2_CN_BSAD
Financial aid: Eligible

This program is designed to prepare students for careers in business in both the private and public sectors. The curriculum is suitable for students who are looking to enter the workforce for the first time, as well as working students who want to learn business fundamentals to help them advance in their current jobs. This program will prove to be valuable to any student who wishes to attain a general business education to bolster their current skill set.

Program Level Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Identify, analyze, and solve a variety of business problems.
  2. Develop an understanding of business issues to make informed business decisions.
  3. Demonstrate effective communication skills used in today’s business environment.
  4. Possess knowledge of financial report preparation and interpretation.

Certificate of Achievement Requirements

This certificate goes through the State approval process and requires a minimum of 12 units of coursework in a particular academic or occupational area. The certificate programs normally include only those courses which have a direct bearing upon specialized occupational competency since the objective of earning the career certificate is immediate employment in a specialized area. Upon successful completion of the program and completing the application, the student will receive the certificate and be recognized at the graduation ceremony. In order to earn a Certificate of Achievement all courses that apply to the certificate must be completed with a minimum grade of “C” in each course unless otherwise stated. A minimum of 12 units in residence at GWC is required, and 50 percent of the certificate program must be completed at GWC.

Course Title Units
Required Courses
ACCT G100Introduction to Accounting3
or ACCT G101 Financial Accounting
or ACCT G235 Quickbooks Pro for Accountants
BUS G108Legal Environment Of Business3
or BUS G110 Business Law
BUS G130Introduction To Business Writing3
or BUS G139 Business Communication
MGMT G110Elements Of Management3
MKTG G100Principles Of Marketing3
Elective Courses
Select two of the following:6-7
ACCT G102Managerial Accounting4
ACCT G215Sarbanes-Oxley Act and Internal Control Compliance3
BUS G121Personal Finance3
BUS G210Securities And Investments3
MGMT G111Human Resources Management3
MGMT G115Essentials of Organizational Behavior3
MGMT G130Team Building And Group Dynamics3
MGMT G140Business and Organizational Ethics3
MGMT G152Starting a Business - Entrepreneurial Small Business3
MGMT G155Customer Service3
MKTG G135Retail Management3
MKTG G140Digital Marketing and Electronic Commerce3
Total Units21-23