The Certificate in Business Foundations:
The certificate in Business Foundations is a post-baccalaureate certificate designed to provide individuals with convenient access to foundational business skills essential in the modern economy. The certificate is entirely online and courses are offered on a self-paced, pass/fail basis.
Why Study Business Foundations?
The study of Business Foundations provides valuable knowledge that is relevant to a large cross-section of the population. This foundational business knowledge will be especially useful to:
1) Recent college graduates with non-business degrees who wish to acquire business knowledge in order to improve their skill set and expand their job market prospects,
2) Current professionals needing basic business knowledge to advance their careers,
3) Those wishing to pursue an MBA, since select courses in the certificate may be used to meet foundation requirements for the MBA degree at Louisiana Tech.
With guidance from the program advisor, you can complete this certificate with only one undergraduate course remaining as a prerequisite to the MBA program.
Who Can Enroll in the Program?
Anyone who holds a non-business undergraduate degree from an accredited university and is successfully admitted to Louisiana Tech University as a post-baccalaureate student may pursue the Business Foundations certificate. There are no prerequisite courses for the program.
How many hours, and which courses, are required?
The Business Foundations certificate requires 12 credit hours earned by completing any four of the following courses*:
Accounting 494 Foundations in Accounting
CIS 494 Principles of Information Systems
ECON 494 Principles of Microeconomics
FINC 494 Foundations of Business Finance
MGMT 494 Management Principles
MKTG 494 Principles of Marketing
*Courses may not be applied toward the completion of an undergraduate degree program at Louisiana Tech. There are no prerequisite courses for the program.
How Do I Get Started?
Just apply to Louisiana Tech University as a Post-Baccalaureate student. Once accepted, meet with the program advisor (Dr. Tim Bisping) to discuss your class schedule!
For more information, contact:
Associate Dean of Graduate Programs
Dr. Timothy Bisping