Dec 04, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Francis Worldwide: Business, Certificate


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Go to Francis Worldwide, School of Continuing Studies   for more information.

Department Contact:

Francis Worldwide Dean: Dr. Tricia McFadden
Francis Worldwide Director: Mrs. Sherri Link, Academic & Student Affairs 

Partnering Academic Department: Business Administration
Chair: Dr. Angela Seidel, aseidel@francis.edu

Program Description:

The Business, Certificate curriculum was designed for individuals with little or no business education background. It provides a basic understanding of current business trends, along with course work in the areas of management, accounting, marketing and finance. The business core is complemented by a liberal arts component of courses meant to provide the necessary skills and knowledge needed by the business professional. All courses are offered online. The 24-credit program can be valuable to those beginning careers or to those changing career directions.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Francis Worldwide and the Shields School of Business will graduate students who have the knowledge, skills, love of learning, confidence, drive, and ethical and moral values needed to be spiritually fulfilled in life and successful in professional careers. Upon completion of this program, students are able to: 

  • Demonstrate, in the Spirit of Saint Francis in the Marketplace, knowledge of the ethical value choices and responsibilities of businesses and business leaders;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental principles in business in the functional areas of accounting, information systems, finance, management, and marketing; 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the legal, social, economic environments of business;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the global dimension of business;
  • Integrate the functional areas of business in the process of decision making;
  • Demonstrate the ability to professionally communicate. 

Admission Requirements:

See Francis Worldwide, School of Continuing Studies  for admission criteria and information.

Estimated Completion Time:

Typically 1-2 years of part-time study

Total Credits Required:

24 credits

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