Penn Foster College offers qualified students an Undergraduate Certificate in Business Management. In order to take this program, students must have a high school diploma or GED to enroll. After students have completed a basic skills assessment in reading and math, they are ready to begin.
For students to finish the necessary assignments, they are required to have access to a computer running Windows XP or later, as well as Microsoft Office 2010.
In an introductory business course, students learn how to set a budget, plan, market, and maintain a business, as well as the similarities among personal financial goals and business goals. Students are engaged in management principles such as organizing and controlling a business, and the interaction personnel has with each other in an organization. During this program the students learn about the legal environment of business; covered topics include employment law, contract law, environmental law, international law, and American court procedures.
The Undergraduate Certificate in Business Management program introduces students to managerial accounting, where they are taught differential analysis, investment analysis, performance evaluation and product pricing. Other courses include Economics, Computer Applications and Business and Technical Writing.
The Undergraduate Certificate in Business Management program is best suited for individuals wanting to gain new skills in a current position to improve job performance. Consisting of 31 credits, the Business Management program may be completed independently from home, without the need for a classroom.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
Penn Foster College is accredited by:
Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)
The DEAC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Penn Foster College is licensed by the Arizona State Board of Private Postsecondary Education.
Penn Foster College’s Veterinary Technician Associate Degree has full accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) through their Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA).
The Penn Foster College Medical Assistant Associate Degree Program is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has evaluated and recommended college credit for many Penn Foster College courses. Credits earned in Penn Foster College programs may transfer to some, but not all, learning institutions. Students who plan to continue their education with another school after earning a degree from Penn Foster College should check with that school regarding credit transfer policies.
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationHigh School or Equivalent
Official High School Transcript/GED Score