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Certificate in Foundations for Business


The Certificate in Foundations for Business is a non‑degree program that 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.

Admission Requirements for the Certificate in Foundations for Business

Applicants to this program must satisfy the general admission requirements stated in Section 13.3 Admission Requirements of this Calendar. The specific admission requirements are listed in the Undergraduate Program Guide and on the Concordia website.

Program Requirements

Certificate in Foundations for Business (30 credits)



ECON 201 Introduction to Microeconomics (3.00)
ECON 203 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3.00)
MATH 208 Fundamental Mathematics I (3.00)
MATH 209 Fundamental Mathematics II (3.00)



ACCO 230 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3.00)
COMM 205 Business Communication (3.00)
COMM 211 Global Business Environment (3.00)
FINA 230 Introduction to Financial Management (3.00)
MANA 201 Introduction to Business and Management (3.00)
MARK 201 Introduction to Marketing (3.00)


  • The certificate requires successful completion of 30 credits. Students may transfer into the certificate program up to 12 credits earned in an incomplete degree or certificate program or as an Independent student, provided they are students in acceptable standing. The credits that may be so transferred are determined by the University at the point of entry into the program. Students who are admitted to the Certificate in Foundations for Business and wish to continue in a degree program should apply for admission to that program within the first 30 credits.
  • In the event that a student is awarded an exemption from a required course, it will be necessary for the student to replace that course with another relevant to the program, chosen in consultation with an academic advisor.

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