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Foundations in Business

This 17 credit certificate provides students with a solid foundation in economics, accounting, and English.  This certificate also presents students with information to broaden their understanding of the legal business environment. 

ENGL 015 (GWS) Rhetoric and Composition (3 credits) Instruction and practice in writing expository prose that shows sensitivity to audience and purpose. Prerequisite: ENGL 004 or satisfactory performance on the English proficiency examination 

CAS 100 (GWS) Effective Speech (3 credits) Introduction to speech communication: formal speaking, group discussion, analysis and evaluation of messages.

ACCTG 211 Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making (4 credits) Introduction to the role of accounting numbers in the process of managing a business and in investor decision making.

ECON 102 (GS) Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and Policy (3 credits) Methods of economic analysis and their use; economic aggregates; price determination; theory of the firm; distribution.
ECON 104 (GS) Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy (3 credits) National income measurement; aggregate economic models; money and income; policy problems.

BA 243 Social, Legal, and Ethical Environment of Business (4 credits) Explores the ethical, political, social, legal and regulatory, technological, and demographic diversity environment of business. A student may not receive credit toward graduation for both B LAW 243 and B A 243.


Students are responsible for meeting all required course prerequisites