Want to get down to business? Isenberg’s General Business Studies Certificate will give you a foundation in business, accounting, finance, marketing and management. Excel in any field by advancing your business prowess with just five online classes.
This certificate will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to create and manage budgets, identify business opportunities and effectively market to them, understand financial decisions, and learn about effective management philosophies and practices.
Our knowledgeable faculty—the same faculty who teach on campus—will guide you through the business world by teaching you the four pillars of business: accounting, finance, marketing and management. Our faculty are always eager to help students achieve their objectives.
A general foundation in business can benefit any student—whether you’re interested in business and want to learn more about it, you’re looking to gain a business perspective to apply to your current profession, or you want to diversify your non-business degree with a complementary certificate.
All of the certificate courses must be taken through UMass Amherst. Successful applicants will have completed 24 credits of college level coursework or have two years relevant work experience.
Earn your certificate in five courses. Students generally complete their coursework in one year. Track your progress with our downloadable certificate checklist.
Core General Business Studies certificate classes include:
Fundamentals of Marketing
Introduction to Accounting l
Principles of Management
For your elective, chose from many Isenberg School of Management online courses. select from Accounting, Finance, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Marketing, Operations & Information Management or School of Management to satisfy your elective.