Business Management Essentials Certificate
Penn Foster Career School

Program Details

A Business Management Essentials Certificate can be obtained through Penn Foster’s online program. Students take courses such as Introduction to Business, Principles of Management, Math for Business and Finance, and Business and Technical Writing. Students study about business in a global environment, how to start and grown a business, finance, human resources, and marketing. Essential to business management, students learn how to lead, control, and organize in a business environment. Students pursuing the certificate in Business Management Essentials will be expected to practice math principles such as percentages, present worth, statistics, and equations and formulas.

Managers are often required to write proposals, memos, business letters, and emails; therefore, it is important for managers to practice proper grammar and correct grammar techniques. Students practice conducting research, writing business letters, and writing reports and descriptions.

To be eligible for this certificate program, students must possess a high school diploma or GED. Penn Foster offers students the opportunity to apply online by completing a student application form. Students may opt to apply via phone by speaking with an admission counselor.


  • Have a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent

School Accreditation Statement

Penn Foster Career School is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Penn Foster Career School is regionally accredited by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Penn Foster Career School has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).