Explore Intermediate Business Undergraduate Certificate
Gain a deeper understanding of both business fundamentals and integrated business disciplines, including IT, finance, and innovation, with Champlain's online intermediate business certificate.
This certificate can be taken as a stand-alone program, or can be used as a stepping stone on the way to obtaining your online associate degree in business management or online bachelor's degree in business management.
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We understand how important it is for busy working adults to gain knowledge and expertise quickly, which is why our intermediate business certificate coursework is applicable to the workplace from day one. Whether you've already earned an undergraduate degree or you're currently pursuing your bachelor's degree, an intermediate business certificate is a great way to earn a credential in the field, get your resume noticed, and demonstrate proficiency in a focused area of knowledge.
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Gain New Skills with a Certificate
Business and financial occupations are expected to grow 7% from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average growth for all fields, as a result of an increasingly complex global business landscape.
*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 2019
Top Reasons to Pursue a Certificate
- Enter a new field
- Build new skills
- Gain knowledge on your way towards a degree
- Differentiate your resume
- Earn a credential
- Demonstrate proficiency in a focused area of learning
Learn more about Champlain's 100% online intermediate business undergraduate certificate, designed for working professionals.
Champlain's online intermediate business courses encompass the top skills needed by today's business professionals.
All businesses have information systems, and the vast majority of them are computerized. Students will study the development and use of information systems to achieve organizational goals. From a management perspective, students will learn how information systems enhance buisness processes, how to use information systems as a competitive advantage and their usefulness in integrating across organizations. Other topics include IS security, ethical issues surrounding information systems and the consequences of its international reach.
Business managers must have an understanding of how organizations are financed in order to make more informed decisions. Managers must also recognize and assess the role of investment to business operations. By exploring the Time Value of Money and applying this principle to borrowing and lending decisions, students will learn how certain financial, capital budgeting and resource allocation decisions are made. Students also will learn how business forecasting assists business managers in developing longer-term strategic plans.
Successful organizations identify new customers while continuing to satisfy existing ones. Building on information from their marketing course, students study this key business process. Topics include lead generation, customer relationship management, customer service support and related performance measurements and technologies. Assignments and discussion require application and synthesis of knowledge, and include global issues such as international sales, managing the process across organizational borders and related outsourcing issues. Students are also introduced to the process model and the related systems perspective.
Finding and utilizing the right data and information to help with business decision-making - this skill is incredibly valuable to any business professional, no matter the field or discipline of business. In MGMT-370 you'll learn how to find data - the right data - efficiently, accurately, and using advanced search methods. You will effectively harness major resources, some lesser-known but powerful, and utilize databases, government resources, and financial websites. You will also learn to utilize a system for developing research questions, choosing the right resources to substantiate a research plan and evaluate and organize business data into useful forms. By the end, you should have a set of tools to take back to your place of work, or to add to your arsenal of business skills that will help stand you out from the crowd!
New product or service development is a creative process. When done well, it creates a culture of innovation identified by interaction among multiple organizational functions. Students are introduced to the complexity of the process and to the systems needed to manage it. They will explore steps in the process including generating ideas, developing the concept as well as analyzing and evaluating it. Students will also consider the increasing pressure to adapt products/services to foreign markets.
Graduates of the online intermediate business certificate program will demonstrate the following industry-specific skills, knowledge, and competencies:
- Understand traditional business function areas and how they are leveraged in organizations.
- Evaluate, analyze, and interpret financial information.
- Utilize financial data and sound approaches in critical thinking and problem-solving for business decision-making.
- Interpret how information technology affects business operations, and how to use business technologies to your advantage.
- Integrate various functional areas of business to guide innovation, formulate strategy, and solve complex business problems.
Champlain College Online's business faculty, led by Program Director Dr. Albert Orbinati, are expert practitioners in the field. Their industry expertise ensures that our intermediate business certificate curriculum is aligned with the needs of employers, and reflects the skills today’s business professionals need for success. Classes led by our seasoned experts will give you real-world insight into the field, and create a rich community of career-focused learning.
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