May 29, 2024  
Catalog 2024-2025 
Catalog 2024-2025

Business Certificate

Location(s): In Person and Online

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Program Overview

Major ID: 331C

Program Start Dates: Fall, Spring, Summer

The business certificate consists of five business core classes that are required for all business degree majors. After completion, students may decide at that time which business degree program they would like to complete. This certificate provides a basic understanding of business.

Career Opportunities

There are many opportunities in the business area based on the individual’s strengths and interests. Employment for entry level positions is expected to grow in the service and professional business industries. Students completing the Business Certificate can provide support for businesses.

Program Outcomes

  1. Explain the major functional areas of the business organization including management, marketing, finance, information technology, human resources, and accounting.
  2. Recommend practical solutions for business problems.
  3. Apply accounting or finance concepts and principles in making business decisions.
  4. Create business documents using computer application programs.

Program Faculty

Evan Barshack 651.846.1355

Craig Maus 651.846.1531

Promeet Jaswant Singh 651.846.1519

Jon Stambaugh 651.846.1592

Part-time/Full-time Options

Classes are offered day, evening, and online. Students may attend full-time or part-time.

Program Requirements

Course Sequence

The following sequence is recommended for a full-time student. Students can complete this certificate in one semester. All courses are offered fall, spring and summer semester.

Total Program Credits: 16

Information is subject to change. This Program Requirements Guide is not a contract.

Minimum Program Entry Requirements

Students entering this program must meet the following minimum program entry requirements:

Reading: Score of 250+ or grade of “C” or better in READ 0722  or READ 0724  or EAPP 0900  

Writing: Score of 250+ or grade of “C” or better in ENGL 0922  or EAPP 0900  

Arithmetic: Score of 225+ or grade of “C” or better in MATH 0745  

Assessment Results and Prerequisites: Students admitted into Saint Paul College programs may need to complete additional courses based on assessment results and course prerequisite requirements. Certain MATH, READ, and ENGL courses have additional prerequisites.

Degree option may have a greater requirement than this certificate.

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