• Course Delivery
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
    21
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
    $279.03
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit
    $957.58

Business Foundations

Undergraduate Certificate

Understanding the foundations of business is an excellent way to advance your career in any industry.

The IU Online Undergraduate Certificate in Business Foundations offers fast-paced, application-oriented instruction in fundamental business knowledge. It is especially designed for students with work and family commitments.

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

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

  • Administrative assistant 
  • Office manager 
  • Customer service representative 
  • Receptionist 
  • Secretary 
  • Copy machine operator 
  • Machine operator 
  • Human resource associate 
  • Marketing assistant 
  • Payroll coordinator 

Certificate Requirements

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) 

Admissions

To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  1. Admissions requirements vary.
NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states
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 to mycredit@iupui.edu or:
       IUPUI Office of Undergraduate Admissions
       Cavanaugh Hall 147 
       425 University Boulevard 
       Indianapolis, IN 46202 


Application Deadlines
Fall Semester
May 1
Spring Semester
November 1
Summer Semester
March 15

Courses

Core
  • A 186Accounting & the Business Environment3 Credits
  • F 200Foundations of Financial Management3 Credits
  • M 200Marketing and Society 3 Credits
  • P 200Foundations of Operations & Supply Chain Management3 Credits
  • W 200Introduction to Business & Management3 Credits
  • Z 200Introduction to Human Resource Practices3 Credits
Elective
  • E 101Survey of Economic Issues and Problems3 Credits
  • F 260Personal Finance3 Credits
  • L 100Personal Law3 Credits

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $279.03
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $837.09
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $957.58
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $2872.74
Note: 

Additional fees will apply.

What's it like to be an IU Online Student?

  • Earn an IU education from wherever you are

    When you enroll in an IU Online program, you take IU classes, taught by the same faculty who teach on our campuses.

    It's the flexible, affordable way to get the IU education you deserve without putting your life—or career—on hold.

  • Get the support you need to succeed

    As a student in an IU Online program, you'll have the opportunity to engage with and seek help from your professors and peers, just as you would in a campus-based program.

    You'll also have access to a variety of academic and other support services that you can call on when you need additional assistance. You're an important part of the IU community and we're dedicated to ensuring you have the resources you need to thrive in your online program.

  • Reap the rewards for decades to come

    No matter what field you're in, an IU degree or certificate can improve your chances of earning a promotion or pay raise.

    You'll also earn skills that will help you to achieve success for the foreseeable future, whether you're seeking to complete an advanced degree in your current field or switch career paths altogether.

  • Take the first step toward a more rewarding future