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Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in General Business


One of the greatest features of our specialization programs is your ability to tailor your certificate and coursework to meet your specific interests and career journey. The Post-Baccalaureate in General Business allows you to select courses from a broad range of electives to fit your personal and professional goals.

This certificate requires you to complete a minimum of four courses (12 credit hours), with at least two courses taken from our MBA program offerings, including Marketing Management, Global Business, Supply Chain Systems, and more. You also have the option of taking an additional course from a post-baccalaureate certificate program offered in other fields (Psychology, Technology, and/or Education).

Admission Requirements 

  • A baccalaureate degree or higher from an accredited college or university.

Course Details

For the Post-Baccalaureate in General Business, you must complete four courses and 12 credit hours. The estimated time needed to complete this certificate is 9 months.

Course Listing

This course examines the most important components of corporate finance. You’ll start with an examination of financial statements like balance sheets and income statements, and continue with related financial ratios that assess profitability, short term solvency, accounts management, and debt structure. You’ll then explore the fundamental concepts of present value and future value to help solve business and personal financial problems. Debt and equity securities are also examined, including the important role of interest rates in valuing debt securities. Finally, you’ll study the costs and benefits of employing debt or equity to maximize the value of a business enterprise.

This course is designed to enable you to recognize and analyze the potential legal implications of common workplace situations. It will help you understand and evaluate current trends and issues in employment law, regulations, and HR policies and apply this knowledge to effectively manage risk in the workplace. Considerations are addressed regarding the employment relationship, employment laws, and HR policies intended to resolve employment disputes. Finally, you’ll examine unionization within a global context and current and future trends in employment and human resources law.

This course examines leadership roles, styles, philosophy, and behaviors in globally diverse organizations. You’ll explore leadership through the challenges and implementation of change within global organizations. The focus is on realistic managerial situations and the techniques involved in managing change and the different ways employees respond to opportunities and threats.

As the initial course in the entrepreneurship specialization, this course serves as the prerequisite for all future entrepreneurial studies. It’s recommended that you enter the course with a well thought out product or service venture. You’ll explore many facets of this new venture to determine its potential success in the marketplace, including feasibility; an analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT); and identification of potential investors.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply the concepts and practices of entrepreneurship
  • Effectively communicate and conduct sound, open-minded research
  • Address business opportunities and issues critically and reflectively
  • Create solutions to problems based on knowledge, research, critical thinking skills, and collaboration
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the highest business ethics through accreditation
  • Foster effective discussion of theoretical and real-world business problems
  • Nurture a commitment to lifelong learning
Program Disclosure

Successful completion and attainment of National University degrees do not lead to automatic or immediate licensure, employment, or certification in any state/country. The University cannot guarantee that any professional organization or business will accept a graduate’s application to sit for any certification, licensure, or related exam for the purpose of professional certification.

Program availability varies by state. Many disciplines, professions, and jobs require disclosure of an individual’s criminal history, and a variety of states require background checks to apply to, or be eligible for, certain certificates, registrations, and licenses. Existence of a criminal history may also subject an individual to denial of an initial application for a certificate, registration, or license and/or result in the revocation or suspension of an existing certificate, registration, or license. Requirements can vary by state, occupation, and/or licensing authority.

NU graduates will be subject to additional requirements on a program, certification/licensure, employment, and state-by-state basis that can include one or more of the following items: internships, practicum experience, additional coursework, exams, tests, drug testing, earning an additional degree, and/or other training/education requirements.

All prospective students are advised to review employment, certification, and/or licensure requirements in their state, and to contact the certification/licensing body of the state and/or country where they intend to obtain certification/licensure to verify that these courses/programs qualify in that state/country, prior to enrolling. Prospective students are also advised to regularly review the state’s/country’s policies and procedures relating to certification/licensure, as those policies are subject to change.

National University degrees do not guarantee employment or salary of any kind. Prospective students are strongly encouraged to review desired job positions to review degrees, education, and/or training required to apply for desired positions. Prospective students should monitor these positions as requirements, salary, and other relevant factors can change over time.

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