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Business Undergraduate Certificate (online)

Certificate Overview

The certificate in business allows students with or without a college degree to learn the fundamentals of business administration. The credit earned for the certificate can be applied to an undergraduate degree in business or can serve as prerequisites for a master's degree in business administration or management science program.

Requirements & Curriculum

Two-Year Course Rotation (PDF)

  • At least three of the six courses must be completed at Fitchburg State University, including the last two courses.
  • Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better.

Career Opportunities

Business administration careers are found in many different sectors including education, government, private business and retail.

Fitchburg State University's Online Certificate in Business program allows flexibility with disciplined commitment and time management. The skills I have gained can be put into practice immediately, whether at the office, at home or in the community. I strongly recommend it as a way of gaining new skills or solidifying current ones.
– Anna Farnsworth

Program at a Glance


Attain this certificate completely online. Face-to-face courses are also offered in the evenings.

Total Credits

18 credits

Program Cost

Tuition and fees


Online Student Resource Center

Program Highlights

  • IACBE - CHEA recognized
  • Flexibility of both online and face-to-face classes
  • Get a head start on a BS in business administration

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