Business Management


The Certificate in Business Management has been offered through distance education by the College of Continuing Education since 1975. Over the years, thousands of students from around the world have improved their skills and enhanced their chances for advancement through this program. The Certificate in Business Management provides maximum flexibility in course selection; students are free to explore areas of interest or need.


The objectives of the Certificate in Business Management are to:

  • provide practical knowledge and skill across a spectrum of business disciplines
  • create an opportunity for students to design their own program of study.

Who should enrol?

Enrolment is open to all who want advanced business education, regardless of previous educational background or the time that has elapsed since your last formal educational experience. Course delivery is designed to provide maximum benefit and flexibility through home study.

Program structure

All courses in the Certificate in Business Management are offered in both Spring and Fall. Materials are distributed for the Spring term in early April, and for the Fall term in early October. Usually, students are advised not to take more than one course per term. Course requirements include the completion of ten assignments and a final comprehensive examination. By taking one course per term, the requirements for the certificate can be fulfilled in three years.

Certificate requirements

You can receive the Certificate in Business Management by completing six courses. You may take courses in any order, but it is recommended that you start with Introduction to Business Administration and finish with Strategic Management.


The first assignment is due at the end of April or October, for the Spring or Fall terms, respectively. Assignments are due every other Monday.

Required courses

Elective courses (4 of the following)