Certificate IN Business Foundations

McColl School of Business

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The certificate is designed for individuals seeking to develop knowledge and skills in the foundation areas of business: accounting, marketing, management, finance, and economics.


Individuals who are interested in obtaining a Certificate in Business Foundations should apply as a non-degree undergraduate student.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission as a non-degree student in the business certificate program, an applicant must submit:

  1. A completed application form, including the application fee.
  2. Official transcript(s) of all post-secondary academic course work.


This is a 24 credit hour certificate program requiring 15 hours of courses in the business disciplines and 9 hours in related courses. To obtain the certificate, a student must complete the courses with a grade point average of 2.5 with no grade below C-. Up to 6 hours on non-business courses may be accepted as transfer credit. All BUSN courses must be taken at Queens University of Charlotte.

The following courses are required for the certificate:

BUSN 207 Financial Accounting (3 hrs.)
BUSN 208 Managerial Accounting (3 hrs.)
BUSN 333 Principles of Management (3 hrs.)
BUSN 340 Principles of Marketing (3 hrs.)
BUSN 360 Corporate Finance (3 hrs.)
ECON 203 Macroeconomics (3 hrs.)
ECON 204 Microeconomics (3 hrs.)
MATH 106 Introductory Statistics (3 hrs.)

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