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This 10 credit certificate is designed to produce exactly what employers need - employees who are proficient in accounting and other business related practices utilizing current technology. Whether a new business manager or a professional seeking a career transition with greater business responsibility, this certificate employs techniques that are consistent with modern principles and best practices, providing knowledge and skills that can be used immediately. Skills developed through this program are in great demand throughout a wide spectrum of business.


Required Courses*

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. Prerequisite: MATH 021 or 1.5 units of high school algebra

B A 100 Introduction to Business (3 credits) (GS) This course provides a broad overview of the study of business and its environment, organization, operation, and interrelationships with government and society. Topic areas include: economic systems, forms of business ownership, information, accounting, finance, management, and marketing principles, legal and regulatory environments, business ethics, and international business. A student will develop a broad basis for further study in a specific area of business, while other majors will become familiar with the American enterprise system and the functions and issues facing business today.

MIS 204 Introduction to Business Information Systems (3 credits) Introduction to the use of information systems in business organizations.
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IST 110 (GS) Information, People and Technology (3) The use, analysis and design of information systems and technologies to organize, coordinate, and inform human enterprises.

*Course Prerequisites

Students are responsible for meeting all required course prerequisites:

MATH 021 (GQ) College Algebra I (3) Quadratic equations; equations in quadratic form; word problems; graphing; algebraic fractions; negative and rational exponents; radicals.

For more information, contact Penn State DuBois at 814-375-4716