Business Management - Certificate Program
The Business Management College Credit Certificate (CCC) at Eastern Florida State College is designed to prepare you for a variety of career fields. You'll have the opportunity to choose your path and complete this certificate in two to three semesters, depending on whether you're studying full-time or part-time.
This certificate program offers two specializations:
- International Business
You can earn the certificate through its standalone program or use it as a stepping stone toward EFSC's Business Administration A.S. degree.
The management track focuses on teaching you essential fundamentals that apply to different types of businesses. You'll learn about marketing, accounting, microeconomics, finance, law, management, and the latest business technology applications.
If you choose the international business track, you'll dive into a comprehensive study of selling, advertising, and marketing, along with fundamental business courses. Additionally, you'll explore the basic principles of marketing within an international environment. Upon graduation, you'll be prepared for entry-level positions in international business, customer service, and sales.
Business Management - Certificate Program
- Certificate Type
- College Credit Certificate (CCC)
- Delivery Methods
- On-Campus, Hybrid, 100% Online Option
- Cocoa, Melbourne, Palm Bay, Titusville
- Total Credit Hours
- Academic Community
- Contact Information
Brittany Luke, Advisor
Business Management Certificate - Course Curriculum
When you pursue EFSC's Business Management Certificate, you'll have the option to take courses either online or in person, offering you great flexibility in scheduling your coursework. The curriculum is specifically designed to help you develop essential business skills that you can immediately apply in the workforce. Because of the math-focused accounting and finance courses, please be aware that for some courses in this certificate program, you may be required to fulfill prerequisites or obtain consent from the instructor before enrolling.
Regardless of which specialization you choose, you'll receive a comprehensive overview of business principles and practices, with a particular focus on the skills required to thrive in today's 21st-century business roles.
Business Management Certificate - Admissions Information
To apply for the Business Management Certificate program at EFSC, simply follow our general admissions process. This program is open-access, meaning that you can apply and start during any term that suits you. If you have any questions or need assistance with the application process, don't hesitate to reach out to the program advisor.
Brief Costs and Financial Aid Eligibility
For EFSC's Business Management College Credit Certificate, the total cost of in-state tuition is approximately $2,500, which does not include any course materials or lab fees. However, the good news is that you might be eligible for financial aid or scholarships. These options can help to reduce your out-of-pocket expenses as you progress through the program.
College Courses You Would Take
Regardless of which specialization you choose, EFSC's Business Management Certificate program is comprised of eight required courses, which can be taken 100% online, on campus, or in a hybrid format when available. The flexibility in course delivery allows you to earn this CCC in a setting that best suits your needs.
Here are examples of courses that make up the core curriculum for both the management and international business tracks:
Examines topics such as the acquisition of funds, cash flow, financial analysis, capital budgeting, and capital structure.
Introduces basic microeconomic concepts including supply and demand, elasticity, consumer behavior, market structures, and resource markets.
Gives an overview of international business concepts, challenges, and conflicts including socio-cultural and political issues, international trade, and more.
Introduces basic marketing practices including market research, target markets, feasibility analysis, distribution channels, pricing, global marketing, and technology.
Why Study Business Management at EFSC?
High Industry Demand
In today's rapidly-expanding global economy, there's a growing need for qualified employees and managers. If you're considering your career options, it's worth noting that business-related certificates and degrees, such as finance, accounting, and business management, are highly sought after by employers. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), these qualifications are among the most in-demand in the job market.
The Value of an EFSC Education
At Eastern Florida, the cost of tuition is among the most affordable in the entire state of Florida. This means that you can pursue your education without breaking the bank! Moreover, EFSC offers flexible learning options, allowing you to choose between online or in-person classes that suit your preferences. With multiple campus locations, you have the convenience of studying close to home.
Faculty With real-world Experience
When it comes to taking your learning to the next level, experienced instruction makes all the difference. At EFSC, the faculty members are seasoned leaders and managers who bring valuable knowledge gained from industry experience. Their expertise and insights will provide you with valuable perspectives and help you develop the skills necessary for success in the business world.
Related Business Programs
As you delve into the Business Management Certificate, keep in mind that earning this certificate, along with any of the other certificates listed below, can be a stepping stone toward the Business Administration A.S. degree — and if you decide to pursue the A.S. degree, it fulfills the requirements to advance to one of the 12 tracks in our Organizational Management BAS degree program! To begin your journey, reach out to the program advisor for guidance and support.