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.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
Penn Foster is accredited by:
Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)
Penn Foster High School, Penn Foster Career School, and Penn Foster College have all met the high standards of integrity and performance set 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 for non-degree granting postsecondary programs, and Penn Foster High School is accredited for grades 9 through adult, by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association for Colleges and Schools.
Penn Foster Career School has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
All Penn Foster programs are affiliated with DANTES, which qualifies U.S. military personnel for tuition reimbursement.
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationHigh School or Equivalent
Official High School Transcript/GED Score