Update your skills and expand your career options with specialized knowledge you can use immediately on the job. Gatton's relevant coursework will help you meet the challenges of a high-tech, global marketplace.
Students will receive a foundation in the major disciplines of business through an introduction to the essential aspects of business administration, accounting, economics, management, marketing, and finance. From learning how to make sound personal financial decisions to better understanding organizations, students will receive a foundation in the major disciplines of business through an introduction to the essential aspects of business administration, accounting, economics, management, marketing, and finance.
NOTE: This certificate is not available to students pursuing a major in the Gatton College of Business and Economics. Students pursuing this certificate must complete the designated online sections of the required courses.
Learn to identify business opportunities
Complete coursework online
Add business credentials to your resume
The online Certificate in Business requires 15 credit hours as follows. Students must earn a C or better in each required certificate course to receive the certificate. Students must take the designated online sections of each course to qualify for the certificate. Please note that courses in this program are offered on a rotating basis and may only be offered once a year.
|B&E 201||Introduction to Business||3|
|ACC 221||Accounting Fundamentals||3|
|FIN 250||Personal Investing and Financial Planning||3|
|MGT 301||Business Management||3|
|MKT 300||Marketing Management||3|
How to Apply
Current UK Students
Currently Enrolled UK students can register by logging in to myUK.
Visiting students can easily apply on our Streamlined Non-Degree Application.
Tuition and Fees
This certificate qualifies for the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship program. This scholarship program provides free tuition for students interested in fields like healthcare, manufacturing, construction, logistics and business/IT. It’s designed to be fast so adults can get in and get out and either get a new job or just have more opportunity at their current job.
Eligibility requirements apply. KHEAA Eligibility requirements can be viewed here.
Please note that federal financial aid is not available for certificate programs, but other financial resources may be available on the Financial Aid page
State Authorization and Licensure
Per state laws, distance education courses and programs must be legally authorized in a state prior to offering courses or programs to students residing there. Therefore, program availability varies by state. Students should check the UK Out-of-State Educational Activities website to determine if a distance education program at the University of Kentucky is available in their state of residence. If you plan to use the degree to seek licensure, you should also determine if the degree meets the educational requirements for licensure in your state.
Student Relocation Disclosure
All distance education students should keep in mind that relocating during the course of a program to another state could impact whether that student can continue in the course and/or meet the eligibility requirements of that state. If you plan to move to another state during your program, please contact your program advisor as soon as possible.