Get Started in Management With Liberty’s Online Undergraduate Business Administration Certificate
Being successful in the workplace means knowing how to work with people. Liberty University’s Undergraduate Certificate in Business Administration is designed to equip you with management skills you can apply to solve problems in business organizations. Whether you are seeking a career in business, nonprofit, or government service, our business administration online courses can help provide you with essential knowledge in human resources, management, and more.
What is a Certificate in Business Administration?
A certificate is a short-length and focused set of college classes in a specific topic area. The online certificate courses in business administration you take during this program are also found in our full bachelor’s degree in business administration but without the addition of general education content. This means that you can dive into training that can help you get started toward your career goals before you commit to earning a full degree.
The best part about a certificate is that you can focus on just the most relevant courses to start with. These business administration certificate courses can help you gain the most critical skills and training you need now — before you earn an associate or bachelor’s degree in business administration.
Earning your business certificate online can be the best next step for you to change careers, build on your current role, or jumpstart your bachelor’s degree studies. Why wait? Get started online with Liberty University today!
Potential Career Options for Business Administration Certificate Graduates
Our Undergraduate Certificate in Business Administration can help you prepare for several career paths. Depending on your current knowledge, education level, and experience, there are many different positions that could benefit from our accredited business certificate:
- Administrative assistant
- Business associate
- Business data analyst
- Business development associate
- Sales representative
The management, leadership, and organizational skills that you gain from our certificate in business administration can be an asset in many other aspects of the business field as you pursue positions of added responsibility. Additionally, the credits from this certificate may transfer directly into the bachelor’s of business administration.Take the next step towards your personal and professional goals with a business administration certificate from Liberty University.
Additional education or training may be required for some jobs or occupations. Conferral of a certificate does not guarantee job placement.
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook at Business and Financial Occupations, 2020 (viewed online June 16, 2021). Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.
Why Choose Liberty’s Undergraduate Business Administration Certificate Program?
You want to work toward your career goals, but you might not have time to travel to a campus. That’s why Liberty University’s online undergraduate certificate in business administration was designed from the ground up for flexibility.
Liberty’s Undergraduate Certificate in Business Administration program is offered 100% online so that you can manage your important family, work, and community responsibilities while completing your coursework. Our business administration certificate program is ideal for those who cannot take the time to complete an associate or bachelor’s degree online but want to complete a certificate program to enhance their knowledge and résumé.
But you won’t have to stop there — the courses you take in the online business administration certificate can transfer to the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. This transferability means that you can start into your courses and move forward with your career.
While researching business administration certificates online, you may have questions about how Liberty’s online certificate can help you meet your goals. Below are some common questions about Liberty University’s certificate programs.
Can you transfer classes from a certificate to a degree?
Yes! Certificates are designed to give you a fast track to take specific courses to help you with your immediate training and knowledge goals. But these classes aren’t unique to the certificate track. You will find these courses on the degree plans for the bachelor’s degree of the same topic. The courses you take in the undergraduate certificate of business administration online can also count toward the course requirements in the BS in Business Administration.
What can you do with a certificate in business management?
Liberty’s Undergraduate Certificate in Business Administration gives you a focused and in-depth survey of important business management techniques. The online certificate in business administration can help you retool for a new career or fill in the gaps in your current knowledge so that you can succeed in your current role.
Since every industry needs people with management skills, you can apply what you learn in the business administration certificate to leadership roles in business, government, and nonprofit organizations.
Are certificates worth it?
If you have a college degree in an unrelated field and find yourself working in a business management role, then a certificate can help you fill in the gaps in your current knowledge. If you don’t have a degree yet, then having a specialized certificate can show employers that you are serious about learning the most important skills for the job.
Because the courses in the business administration certificate online track are full-credit college classes, you will also be able to transfer these courses to a full-length bachelor’s degree. These transfers could mean that you can earn your bachelor’s degree in less time, and you will have a professional credential to use in the meantime. The online business administration certificate is a practical, efficient, and effective way to move toward your career goals.
What Will You Learn in Our Undergraduate Business Administration Certificate Program?
Liberty University’s undergraduate business administration certificate is designed to sharpen your management skills through 6 online courses that provide an in-depth study of the essential aspects of business, including law, organizational ethics, management, and more.
You will study how to build trust with employees, handle conflicts, and manage important systems in your business. Whether you are an entrepreneur, working in corporate business, in government, or in nonprofit, these skills can help you be a better leader.
In as little as two semesters, you can gain invaluable knowledge in the major aspects of business, management, and marketing, giving you an edge over others in the field. These skills can help you succeed in your current role, or help you prepare for a new career move.
- BUSI 240 – Organizational Behavior I
- BUSI 301 – Business Law
- BUSI 310 – Principles of Management
- BUSI 330 – Principles of Marketing
- BUSI 342 – Human Resource Management
- BUSI 472 – Organizational Ethics
Business Administration Certificate Program Highlights
We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank among Niche.com’s top 10 online schools in America. Earning your online certificate in business administration from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
Your success is our success, which is why we’re committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we’ve frozen tuition rates for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 6 years ̶ and counting.
To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for all undergraduate courses at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!
Information for our Online Business Administration Certificate
- This program falls under the School of Business.
- Download and review the Certificate Completion Plan for this program.
- View the Undergraduate Business Course Guides (login required).
Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.
As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:
- Tuition discounts – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
- 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)
Admission Requirements for Online Undergraduate Certificate Programs
Applicants must have a 1.5 or above cumulative GPA for all accredited colleges previously attended and complete the High School Self-Certification form. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions-related information.
All applicants must submit the following:
- Admission application
- Application fee*
- Official college transcripts**
- High School Self-Certification form and official high school transcripts within first 12 credit hours
- Proof of English proficiency
*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during Financial Check-In. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.
**Please note: You cannot be accepted into this program until Liberty has your official transcripts.