Essential Elements of Successful Businesses

Designed For
Professionals who want to develop or refine their understanding of successful business practices
Dates
Management and Human Resource Essentials
October 16 – November 17, 2017
 
Finance Accounting Foundations
January 15 – February 16, 2018
 
Strategic Marketing
March 19 – April 20, 2018
 
Negotiation Strategies
May 14 – June 15, 2018
Delivery
Online | Instructor-led
Cost
Full Certificate: $1,948
Individual Course: $487 (+ $60 registration fee, per course)
Length
Each course takes five weeks to complete
Plan for 3-8 hours of work per week
 
The full certificate can be completed in 8 months
Units
10.0 Units | 100 Hours
Contact
PACE@oregonstate.edu
541-737-4197

Ask us about Corporate Training. We can customize this program to fit your organization's specific needs.

Whether you are a small business entrepreneur or working within a large complex organization, there are common elements to all successful businesses. Our certificate gives you insight into the essentials of business practices and concepts, including human resources, finance, marketing, and negotiation. Upon completion of this program, you will gain the tools to identify and implement business strategies that address your individual and organizational goals.

Our Business Administration Certificate is a great way to build your skills to increase productivity, tell your organization's story, and make strategic decisions that will allow your business to thrive and stand apart from others in your industry. In this highly interactive online curriculum you will learn how to apply business administration practices to achieve success in a wide variety of fields.

You will learn from highly qualified instructors with extensive business administration experience, gaining the tools and knowledge to:

  • Develop recruiting strategies that improve employee and organizational effectiveness
  • Understand financial and accounting concepts, including how to analyze financial statements, calculate return on investment, and identify major risks
  • Make data-driven, strategic decisions on marketing and negotiations
  • Resolve differences and maximize value in negotiations

You can register for any of the four courses individually, or you can register for the complete certificate. If you are new to business administration, it is recommended you take the courses sequentially.

The Business Administration Certificate includes:

  • Develop recruiting strategies that improve employee and organizational effectiveness
  • Understand financial and accounting concepts, including how to analyze financial statements, calculate return on investment, and identify major risks
  • Make data-driven, strategic decisions on marketing and negotiations
  • Resolve differences and maximize value in negotiations
  • Christoph Hilscher

    Christoph is a human resources professional with extensive background in the hospitality service industry and banking industry. With 14 years’ experience with Ritz-Carlton in the US and Germany, he got first-hand knowledge and understanding for the needs of internal and external customers. After leaving hotel operations, Christoph was able to use this knowledge to create a great learning experience for other employees and to show them ways to better engage customers and employees. As an HR professional, Christoph is involved in shaping my company's present and future by assuring that all HR guidelines are applied fair and consistently.