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Business Specialist - Certificate Program

Are you interested in a career in various business fields? The Business Specialist Certificate program at Eastern Florida State College equips you with the necessary skills.

Whether it's international business, marketing, or management, this program enhances your academic knowledge, technical proficiency, decision-making abilities, and problem-solving skills. It prepares you for immediate entry into the workforce or provides a foundation for further education.

Achieve Success With Flexible Options

This certificate can be earned entirely online, in person, or through a hybrid delivery method. You can finish it in just one semester with full-time attendance or choose part-time attendance.

This certificate stands alone, allowing you to use what you learn directly in your job, or you can apply credits toward EFSC's Business Administration A.S. degree if you decide to pursue further education.

Business Specialist Certificate - Course Curriculum

This College Credit Certificate (CCC) requires the completion of four classes, totaling 12 credits.

Business Specialist - Certificate Program

Program Overview

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

Email Program Advisor

Advising Appointments



Palm Bay via Teams

Business Specialist Certificate - Admissions Information

If you're interested in the Business Specialist Certificate, you can apply through Eastern Florida's regular enrollment process. This program has an open-access policy and accepts applications throughout the year, allowing you to start in any term. If you have any questions or want to explore how this certificate can earn credits toward a related associate degree, reach out to the program advisor.

Brief Costs and Financial Aid Eligibility

The cost of in-state tuition for the Business Specialist Certificate program is around $1,250 (plus extra fees for any labs and course materials). Although this program is not eligible for Federal financial aid due to its short length, there are other options available to help cover the tuition. You can utilize Florida Bright Futures Scholarships, Florida Prepaid, or the Nelnet Payment Plan. Additionally, you can apply for Veterans Educational Benefits (if you're eligible), Titan Scholarships provided by the EFSC Foundation, and scholarships offered by external organizations.

College Courses You Would Take

The four courses required for EFSC's Business Specialist Certificate cover fundamental principles and practices of domestic and international marketing, essential business tasks like planning, organizing, budgeting, and global distribution, plus the social, legal, and cultural aspects of conducting business here and abroad.

Why Pursue a Business Specialist Certificate at EFSC?

High Industry Demand

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) confirms that business-related certificates and degrees are highly sought-after qualifications by employers. This program will equip you with valuable skills that are relevant both now and in the future, ensuring immediate and long-term success in the workforce.

A Great Place to Start

By completing this certificate, you'll be well-prepared for various entry-level (and some mid-level) roles in business, management, and administration. Our knowledgeable faculty, who possess extensive job market experience, will guide your learning. Additionally, you'll have access to advantages like the Sigma Beta Delta Business Honor Society. If you plan to pursue an associate degree or eventually a bachelor's program, the credits you earn here can also be applied toward your next academic milestone.

Related Business Programs

As you consider the Business Specialist CCC program, check out the other certificates that are related to the Business Administration A.S. degree.