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Certificate in Foundations for Business

This 30-credit undergraduate certificate program caters to students who wish to develop the necessary background for further study in undergraduate degree programs in Business. It also may be of interest to students whose preference is to follow a short program of study or to learn important foundations for business studies.

Students who are admitted to the Certificate and wish to continue in a degree program should apply for admission to that program within the first 30 credits.

Certificate courses (30 credits)

Foundation courses for business

  • BTM 200 Fundamentals of Information Technology
  • ECON 201 Introduction to Microeconomics
  • ECON 203 Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • MATH 208 Fundamental Mathematics I
  • MATH 209 Fundamental Mathematics II

Business courses

  • ACCO 230 Introduction to Financial Accounting*
  • COMM 215 Business Statistics
  • FINA 230 Introduction to Financial Management*
  • MANA 201 Introduction to Business and Management*
  • MARK 201 Introduction to Marketing

Note: Courses marked with an asterisk (*) do not count for credit toward a JMSB Bachelor’s degree (BComm & BAdmin). Students intending to transfer to a JMSB Bachelor’s degree program should not register for these courses.

Admission requirements

Applicants to the JMSB Certificate in Foundations for Business program must meet the minimum English language proficiency requirements for study at the University, and also must demonstrate a minimum level of academic achievement equivalent to the following education systems.

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