Missouri State University - West Plains

Basic Business Studies Certificate

The Certificate in Basic Business Studies is awarded upon successful completion of the 12 credit hours of business courses. Courses included in this certificate include an introduction to business, introduction to management, business math and marketing. Courses required as part of the Certificate in Basic Business Studies also satisfy requirements of the Associate of Applied Science in Business – Management Emphasis. The Certificate in Basic Business Studies equips students with the knowledge and skills needed for an entry-level career in business.


Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours
BUS135 Introduction to Business 3
MGT 120 Introduction to Management 3
MGT 130 Business Math 3
MKT 50 Introduction to Marketing 3
  Total Credits 12
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Q: What are my financing options to pay for the program?
A: In addition to any grant and scholarship aid for which they are eligible, 0% of graduates used loans to finance their education. The median debt for program graduates:
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Q: How long will it take me to complete this program?
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