Credits required
18 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 18 quarter credits are equal to 12 semester credits.
Cost per credit
$863 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
Delivery
Choice This program is available either online or as a blend of online coursework and in-person classes in Portland, Oregon. View the curriculum.
Start terms
2 per year

Graduate Certificate in Business Fundamentals – Online

Curriculum

All classes in the 18-credit Graduate Certificate in Business Fundamentals are taught by experienced Oregon State faculty members who have a combination of academic and professional expertise in the business world.

As a student in this program, you’ll dive deep into topics such as management theory; human resources management and behavior; accounting and other quantitative methods; purchasing and logistics; organization and production; marketing; and business decision-making.

Required courses (15 credits)

These rigorous classes will give you the skills to plan, organize, direct and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. For complete curriculum details, please visit OSU's academic catalog.

  • BA 513 – Business Legal Environment (3)
  • BA 514 – Operations Management (3)
  • BA 515 – Managerial Decision Tools (3)
  • BA 516 – Creating Value in Exchange (3)
  • BA 517 – Markets and Valuation (3)

Elective course (3 credits)

You can take any 3-credit, 500-level College of Business course (for which you meet the prerequisites) to fulfill the elective course requirement.

Questions?

If you have questions about the business fundamentals curriculum, please contact OSU's College of Business via email or call 541-737-5510.

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