Business Management Essentials Certificate

Certificate Overview

As a Business Management Essentials Certificate student you will complete approximately 16 hours of business courses. These courses will help you build a foundation in business. The Business Management Essentials foundation will prepare you to begin a career or stack toward an AA or AAS degree.

Suggested Course Outline

Course Name and Number Course Credits
BA101 Introduction to Business 3
BA110 Current Issues in Business 3
BA150 Principles of Management 3
BA221 Business Law 3
BT130 Business Communications 3
BT240 Employment Strategies 1
Total 16

*Please see your advisor or the NCMC Academic Catalog for specific course choices in each area.

  • Dual credit/Transfer credit – This plan is designed for students with no dual or transfer credit. Consider any prior college credit to avoid repeating coursework. We will need official transcripts for these courses.
  • Developmental Studies – This plan assumes that the student does not need to take Developmental Studies courses. Placement test scores determine whether or not the student will need to complete Developmental Studies courses. You can learn more about Developmental Studies courses in the NCMC Academic Catalog.
  • Tracking classes – It is very important to meet with your advisor prior to enrollment every semester. Your advisor will be sure that you are staying on track to graduate, taking appropriate courses that will transfer, meeting transfer requirements, and remain eligible for any financial aid.
  • Financial Aid – Financial Aid can be affected by the number of credit hours you take each semester. Speak with a Financial Aid Representative if you have questions or want to withdraw from a class.
  • Changes – Keep your advisor informed of any degree changes or future educational goals. If you start to struggle, your advisor can assist you in developing a plan to get you back on track!

What can I do with this Major?

What can I do with this Major?

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NCMC Contact Information


Sarah Bird

Business Management Instructor
Phone: (660) 359-3948 ext. 1304