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Certificate of Business Principles

The 18-unit Certificate of Business Principles (CBP) at Azusa Pacific Online University provides non-business professionals with the essential knowledge and skills required to enter the field of business by offering economic, accounting, and quantitative business courses. The CBP provides the foundational quantitative-based courses that are often prerequisites for MBA or similar business and management programs.

Learn more about the career opportunities available with a Certificate of Business Principles and how it’s designed to advance your goals.

Program Highlights

  • Prepares non-business professionals for entry-level business positions
  • Provides essential knowledge and skills in finance, accounting, and economics
  • Integrates biblical concepts and principles
  • Meets academic prerequisites for MBA and graduate business programs
  • Enables business professionals to expand their management knowledge base

The Certificate of Business Principles includes the following courses*:

MATH 110 College Algebra**

ECON 203 Principles of Microeconomics

ECO 204 Principles of Macroeconomics

ACC 210 Financial Accounting

ACC 211 Managerial Accounting

STAT 280 Applied Statistics

**If learners have completed MATH 110 or an equivalent course, they may select one of the following courses to fulfill the 6-course requirement:

BUS 270 Business Law and Ethics

MGT 310 Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions^

MGT 320 Financial Management and Markets^

MGT 350 Marketing and E-Commerce^

* All courses are WASC accredited.

^ The cost for a 300-400 level class is $425 per unit.

Note: This information is current for the 2014 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. To view 2014 program information, please refer to the catalog

At a Glance

Program units
Average completion time
Less than
a year

All stated financial information is subject to change.

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