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Business Operations Certificate

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This certificate degree program offers students an overview of business operations and its legal, ethical, and regulatory environments. Students are introduced to basic accounting and customer service functions in order to develop profitable, data-driven decision-making skills. Verbal and written communication skills are honed to help make students even more competitive in the job market.

Program Overview

The Business Operations Certificate degree program is designed to lay a foundation of basic business principles required for success in any arena. Students learn to evaluate information in order to make quality decision in areas from finance to customer service.

The goals of the degree program are to prepare graduates to:

  • Understand the legal, ethical and regulatory environments of business.
  • Perform basic business accounting functions.
  • Develop problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Effectively communicate verbally and in writing.

Career Opportunities

With the technical, communication, and critical thinking skills needed to succeed in business today, graduates are eligible for employment opportunities in administration, retail, finance, management, and entrepreneurship.

Note: All salary estimations are based on current position and educational trends. Blue Ridge and The School of Business and Information Technology cannot guarantee that the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive.

Curriculum for a Certificate in Business Operations

General Education Core 9
Business Core 13
Electives 8
Total Credit Hours Required 30



 Choose 8 credits from the following:

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