Certificate in Business Administration

A student enrolled outside the Heider College of Business who does not plan to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree from the Heider College of Business, may earn an undergraduate Certificate in Business Administration. This certificate, along with a bachelor’s degree in any discipline, prepares a non-business student for graduate work in the MBA, MS-Analytics, MFin, and MIMFA programs. Students wishing to complete this program must file an application with the Undergraduate Advising Office in the Heider College of Business.

Business Administration Certificate Requirements: 31 Credits1

ACC 201Introduction to Financial Accounting3
ACC 202Introduction to Managerial Accounting3
BIA 253Management Information Systems3
BIA 261Business Analytics4
BUS 201Legal Environment of Business3
ECO 203Introductory Microeconomics3
ECO 205Introductory Macroeconomics3
FIN 301Managerial Finance3
MGT 271Organizational Behavior3
MKT 319Principles of Marketing3
Total Credits31

While no specific mathematics courses are required for the certificate, successful completion of BIA 261 Business Analytics will necessitate mathematical proficiency equivalent to MTH 161 Business Statistics and either MTH 141 Applied CalculusMTH 245 Calculus I, or MTH 231 Calculus for the Biological Sciences.

Of the 31 required hours, at most 12 hours of transfer credits may be applied toward the Business Administration Certificate. Once a student has matriculated to Creighton, only 6 of the 12 transfer hours allowed may be taken as transient study. In addition, the student must attain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all business courses.

Degree seeking students who have completed the requirements of the certificate will be awarded the Certificate in Business Administration at the time of graduation. Non-degree seeking students will be awarded the certificate upon completion of the requirements of the certificate.