2013 - 2014 Student Catalog 
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2013 - 2014 Student Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Management, Certificate

Contact Information

Program Requirements

Typical Program

Degree/Certificate:    Certificate
HEGIS Code:            5004
SUNY Code:             0053
Major Code:             BMAN

The Career

The Business Management certificate program is designed to meet the needs of professional managers or those who aspire to become managers. In this short-term program, students will acquire fundamental knowledge and skills while establishing a sound academic base for an associate degree in Business Administration.

A certificate in Business Management may benefit individuals seeking career advancement opportunities in the areas of industry, financial services, distribution, health services, retailing, government, small business and non-profit organizations.


Students admitted in September or January.

The Business Management program is offered as a full-time or part-time day program or part-time evening program. Because of the sequencing of courses, it may take longer than four semesters to complete the part-time evening program, or two semesters to complete the full-time day program, if a student begins in a spring semester.

See Individual Studies  and Business Administration, AAS  or Business Administration, AS  curricula for associate degree options.

Program Goals and Objectives

  • To provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for beginning- and advanced-level careers in business-related occupations.

Student Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this program, students will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental managerial and organizational forms, human resource principles and structures, business communication principles and techniques.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of major social, economic and technological trends on organizations.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental concepts of accounting, business law and small business management.

Program Requirements (BMAN)

  1. A total of at least 30 credit hours with a minimum curriculum grade-point average of 2.0. Academic Foundations courses do not count toward the certificate.
  2. Business: A minimum of 21 credit hours to include:
    ___  ___    Business elective
  3. Computer Technology: A minimum of 3 credit hours selected through advisement from:
  4. Mathematics: A minimum of 3 credit hours to include:
      or through advisement, a higher level mathematics course.*
  5.  Social Sciences: A minimum of 3 credit hours to include:


* Dependent upon the fulfillment of Academic Foundations requirements.

Typical Program (Fully Online)

First Semester

Total Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester

Total Credit Hours: 15


* Dependent upon the fulfillment of Academic Foundations requirements.

** Students must take either CIS 100 or each of the following modules: CIS 105, CIS 111 and CIS 115.

Scholarship Opportunities

All matriculated students in this curriculum are eligible for scholarships. See scholarship  area of this catalog for specific information and criteria, including the following:

Adam and Josephine Piwowarczyk Pietak Scholarship