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Business Foundations, Undergraduate Certificate

Advance your career in any industry with the IU Online Undergraduate Certificate in Business Foundations. This 100 percent online program teaches fundamental business concepts that you can immediately apply to your workplace.

Course Delivery: 100% Online

Total Credits: 21

In-State Tuition Per Credit: $308.02

Out-of-State Tuition Per Credit: $1083.63

Cost of attendance may vary by campus. View the total cost calculator

Degree Overview

As a student in the program, you’ll acquire a basic understanding of the core disciplines of business. The curriculum explores such topics as accounting, business management, marketing, human resource management, financial management, and operations management.

You’ll earn an Indiana University certificate respected by employers worldwide—and you can work on yours anytime and anywhere. Plus, you’ll enjoy personalized support services throughout your academic journey.

To apply to this program:

  • Complete application for admission
  • Complete an essay (applicants with fewer than 26 credit hours)
  • Submit high school transcript or equivalent (applicants with fewer than 26 credit hours)
  • International applicants may be asked for additional materials
  • Submit official transcripts

Priority Application Deadlines:

Fall semester (first-year freshmen): May 1

Fall semester (non–first-year students): Jun 1

Spring semester: Dec 1

Summer session I: Mar 15

Summer session II: May 1

Your IU Online Undergraduate Certificate in Business Foundations prepares you for such careers as:

  • Administrative assistant
  • Office manager
  • Customer service representative
  • Secretary
  • Human resource associate
  • Marketing assistant
  • Payroll coordinator

To earn the Undergraduate Certificate in Business Foundations, you must complete 21 credit hours.

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Business foundations core courses (18 credit hours)
  • Business foundations elective course (3 credit hours)

Core Classes for the Business Foundations Undergraduate Certificate
Course Number Course Name Credits

BUS-A 186

Accounting & the Business Environment

3 Credits

BUS-F 200

Foundations of Financial Management

3 Credits

BUS-M 200

Marketing and Society

3 Credits

BUS-P 200

Foundations of Operations & Supply Chain Management

3 Credits

BUS-W 200

Introduction to Business & Management

3 Credits

BUS-Z 200

Introduction to Human Resource Practices

3 Credits

Electives for the Business Foundations Undergraduate Certificate
Course Number Course Name Credits

ECON-E 101

Survey of Economic Issues and Problems

3 Credits

BUS-F 260

Personal Finance

3 Credits

BUS-L 100

Personal Law

3 Credits

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