Custom Business Program
Focused, Short-Term Study in Business, at a Pace That is Right for You.
Whether you want to prepare for a master’s or you are a professional who seeks to acquire new skills, we invite you to immerse yourself in this dynamic program. Coursework is geared toward the way business is heading and prepares you to influence next-generation thinking. You will acquire a rigorous foundation and the opportunity to customize your course plan to your goals. The program will challenge you and open the door to new opportunities.
Custom Business Program
- Ideal for bachelor degree holders, advanced undergraduates, and business professionals
- Flexible: complete the required 12 credits full-time in one semester or part-time over two years
Acquire an essential foundation — with the option to customize
The Custom Business Program offers you a solid grounding in business skills that will help you progress in your career. At its core are four foundational courses:
- Introduction to Finance
- Introduction to Marketing
- Financial Accounting
- Managing Human Behavior in the Organization
Working one-on-one with your advisor, you can tailor your certificate by substituting two business-related courses from the program’s multidisciplinary curriculum.
Complete coursework at a pace that’s right for you
You can set up your course plan to accommodate your schedule. Courses meet in the evenings and are available online and on-campus, during the summer, spring and fall semesters. You can work at a pace most convenient for you, full or part-time. You have the option to complete the program’s 12 credits in one semester full-time or two years part-time. Upon fulfillment of all program requirements, you will receive a certificate of completion and may request an official transcript indicating your grades.
Requirements for completion of Custom Business Program
Students are required to maintain a cumulative minimum grade point average of 3.0 (B). Every course creditable toward the Custom Business Program must be taken for a letter grade. Courses with a grade below a C will not count toward completion.
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For Bachelor’s degree holders, advanced undergrads or Business professionals
On-campus or online, full-time or part-time, during fall, spring and summer terms
Option to complete the 12 credits in one semester of full-time study or over 2 years of part-time study
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