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-BIA, and MSAPM programs. Students wishing to complete this program are required to:  follow the curriculum requirements below; by Junior year, inform the Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Programs in the Heider College of Business about your intent to pursue the certificate; and file the Application for Certificate at the time of expected degree conferral.

Certificate in Business Administration Requirements: 31 Credits1

ACC 201Introduction To Financial Accounting3
ACC 202Introduction To Managerial Accounting3
ECO 203Introductory Microeconomics3
ECO 205Introductory Macroeconomics3
BIA 253Management Information Systems3
BUS 229Statistical Analysis4
BUS 201Legal Environment of Business3
MKT 319Principles of Marketing3
MGT 301Managerial Process And Organizational Behavior3
FIN 301Managerial Finance3
Total Credits31

While no specific mathematics courses are required for the certificate, successful completion of BUS 229 Statistical Analysis will necessitate mathematical proficiency equivalent to MTH 201 Applied Mathematics and either MTH 141 Applied Calculus , MTH 245 Calculus I or MTH 231 Calculus for the Biological Sciences.

Of the 31 required hours, at most 12 hours of transfer credits can 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 administration courses. Please refer to the University policy on transient study.

Degree seeking students who have completed the requirements of the certificate will be awarded the Certificate of Business Administration at the time of graduation. Students must fill out an Application for Certification at the time of degree completion.  Non-degree seeking students will be awarded the certificate upon completion of the requirements of the certificate.