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In order to compete effectively in the 21st century, successful managers and entrepreneurs need strong interpersonal, communication, analytical, and decision-making skills. Columbus State’s Business Management curriculum focuses on meeting these requirements for students who wish to attain an Associate Degree in Business Management or who wish to upgrade current job performance skills. The emphasis in the program is on skill applications through the latest teaching techniques and technologies.

The Project Management Certificate is comprised of six (6) courses totaling 17 credit hours. This certificate can become the platform to accelerate PMI or other recognized professional certifications or will provide substantial value in itself. Students will develop a personal project management methodology which will enhance their resume. Potential employers, with or without project management knowledge, will easily be able to see the value of this document. This six (6) course certificate program is available to degree, as well as non-degree-seeking students.

The Business Culture and Diversity Certificate is a unique five course sequence which may be embedded with the BMGT Associate Degree or completed as a standalone program.  This certificate will provide value added skills to any manager in a supervisory role or human resources practitioner.  In today’s changing and diverse business environment, certificate candidates will develop their ability to understand and manage the complexities of dealing with a multi-cultural environment.  Certificate recipients will have a better understanding of verbal and nonverbal communication for different cultures, ethical behavior, and how race and ethnicity or religion play a role in work related values and behaviors.  This certificate will provide a strong basis for improving overall management skills and allow candidate to tailor the final elective course to their unique work situation or needs.
The Business Operations Analysis Certificate is comprised of a five course sequence which may be embedded within the BMGT Associate Degree or completed as a standalone program.  This certificate will provide value added skills to any management practitioner overseeing a business operation in either manufacturing or a service environment.  The course work will enhance analytical skills with statistical methods and develop higher level presentation skills used to present data analysis and build stakeholder support and understand.  Certificate candidates will learn how to analyze income statements, develop forecasting and costing methodologies, analyze productivity and work methods, evaluate company value chains, and apply basic quality management techniques.  Completion will provide a solid foundation for analysis of business operations and a stepping stone for managers wishing to pursue Six Sigma or Lean Manufacturing certifications at some point in their career. 

The Entrepreneurship Certificate consists of seven (7) courses covering twenty (20) credit hours and can be taken in as short as two (2) semesters.  This certificate provides the developing small business student/entrepreneur an expedient opportunity to gain specific knowledge of small business operations. Knowledge gained will include day to day operations, concepts feasibility, market analysis, revenue identification, forecasting, and sources of financing. This seven (7) course certificate program is available to degree, as well as non-degree-seeking students.

The Entrepreneurship Certificate focusing on Automotive Technology Management consists of eight (8) courses covering nineteen (19) credit hours and can be taken in as short as three (3) semesters.  This certificate will provide an entrepreneurial skill set to students that wish to open a small business in the automotive parts or automotive service field.  Students will gain core knowledge in the foundation areas of Automotive Technology such as systems, shop orientation, management, and can specialize in parts or service.  Entrepreneurial knowledge will center on market research, segmentation and analysis, product development, revenue identification, sales forecasting, and sources of financing.

This certificate is meant to benefit a wide range of end users.  Current students in either the Entrepreneurship Major or Automotive Technology Major can benefit by taking the additional classes to enhance their chances of opening a business.  Small business owners are able to earn a certificate while improving their operations of an existing business.  Potential students can also utilize this certificate as continuing education in order to advance with their current employer in the automotive industry.

The Entrepreneurship Certificate focusing on Hospitality consists of eight (8) courses covering twenty two (22) credit hours and can be taken in as short as two (2) semesters.  This certificate will provide an entrepreneurial skill set to students that wish to open a Hospitality related small business.  Students will gain core knowledge in the foundation areas of Hospitality such as safety, marketing, and financial analysis.  Entrepreneurial knowledge will center on market research, segmentation and analysis, product development, revenue identification, sales forecasting, and sources of financing.

This certificate is meant to benefit a wide range of end users.  Current students in either the Entrepreneurship Major or Hospitality Major can benefit by taking the additional classes to enhance their chances of opening a business.  Small business owners are able to earn a certificate while improving their operations of an existing business.  Potential students can also utilize this certificate as continuing education in order to advance with their current employer in the hospitality industry.

The Entrepreneurship Certificate focusing on Real Estate Management consists of eight (8) courses covering twenty one (21) credit hours and can be taken in as short as three (3) semesters.  This certificate will provide an entrepreneurial skill set to students that wish to open a small business in the real estate industry.  Students will gain core knowledge in the foundation areas of Real Estate such as principles/practices, property management, investing, and repair.  Entrepreneurial knowledge will center on market research, segmentation and analysis, product development, revenue identification, sales forecasting, and sources of financing.

This certificate is meant to benefit a wide range of end users.  Current students in either the Entrepreneurship Major or Real Estate Major can benefit by taking the additional classes to enhance their chances of opening a business.  Current real estate agents are able to earn a certificate while improving their operations of an existing business.  Potential students can also utilize this certificate as continuing education in order to advance with their current employer in the real estate industry.

The Entrepreneurship Certificate focusing on Sport Management consists of seven (7) courses covering twenty one (21) credit hours and can be taken in as short as two (2) semesters.  This certificate will provide an entrepreneurial skill set to students that wish to open a small business in the sports or exercise field.  Students will gain core knowledge in the foundation areas of Sport such as event management, law and marketing.  Entrepreneurial knowledge will center on market research, segmentation and analysis, product development, revenue identification, sales forecasting, and sources of financing.

This certificate is meant to benefit a wide range of end users.  Current students in either the Entrepreneurship Major or Sport and Exercise Major can benefit by taking the additional classes to enhance their chances of opening a business.  Potential students can also utilize this certificate as continuing education in order to advance with their current employer in the sport/exercise industry.

The Foundations of Insurance certificate is a six (6) class sequence that prepares students for entry-level positions in central Ohio’s thriving insurance industry.  The Foundations of Insurance certificate is a natural fit for students who are already in the Business Management or Finance programs.

The certificate includes a new course, Principles of Insurance (FMGT 2232). This course introduces the principles of insurance and risk management, including terminology and definitions as used in the industry.

The Managing Interpersonal Skills Certificate provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop and maintain effective interpersonal relationships, both professionally and personally. Since more than two-thirds of the competencies desired of the average employee are interpersonal rather than technical in nature, this set of knowledge and skills is essential for effective job performance. This sequence of innovative, highly interactive courses provides students with the opportunity to learn about themselves as well as others. This four (4) course certificate program is available to degree and non-degree-seeking students.

The Nonprofit Management Certificate is a four (4) course sequence which prepares individuals for leadership roles in a variety of nonprofit organizations, including those in the fields of adult human service, health care, cultural arts, the environment, youth service, faith-based, and professional/trade. The program is dynamic, interactive, and practical yielding insights and skills immediately applicable to the workplace. The curriculum was validated by professionals in the field and is taught by faculty with significant practical and academic nonprofit experience. This four (4) course certificate program is available to both degree and non-degree seeking students.

The MBA (Master of Business Administration) is one of the most sought-after professional degrees not only by those currently working in business but also by many other professionals (such as physicians, attorneys, public-sector managers, and entrepreneurs) who are increasingly in need of these types of skills. The Pre-MBA Certificate is designed for individuals who have already completed a baccalaureate degree and wish to pursue an MBA, or for professionals in various fields who wish a basic grounding in business principles through an introduction to the basic business disciplines. All of the courses in this certificate can be completed online. NOTE: We strongly recommend that you meet with an advisor from your target MBA college prior to beginning this certificate program, since admission requirements vary greatly. The advisor for the Pre-MBA Certificate is located in the Integrated Media Department.

Traditional Classes and Online/Distance Learning Choices

The Business Management program offers traditional and online/distance learning (DL) options for our students. The traditional classroom experience continues to provide students with quality instruction in a small classroom setting on Columbus State’s campuses or at one of our regional learning centers. The Business Management program also offers online/distance learning courses that provide the same high quality learning as traditional instruction, yet with the added flexibility of being able to complete course work online.

Business Management Major

Upon completion of the program for an Associate of Applied Science with a Business Management Major, the graduate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the management functions and skills within an organizational system as they interact in a dynamic and diverse global environment
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of current legal, ethical, social, financial, and economic environmental factors as they apply to business
  • Prepare and present effective written and oral business related reports
  • Work effectively as a member of a team
  • Use appropriate technology and other resources to research, analyze and integrate both quantitative and qualitative data to solve business problems
  • Appropriately apply the management functions both departmentally and to the organization as a whole
  • Assess and develop individual communication, leadership and team building styles
  • Recognize and adapt to the communication, leadership and team building styles of others.

Business Management Major

COURSE . CR
Semester 1 . .
BMGT 1101 Principles of Business  3
BMGT 1102 Interpersonal Skills  2
COLS 1100 First Year Experience Seminar  1
CSCI 1101 Computer Concepts & Applications  3
ENGL 1100 Composition I  3
MATH 1030 Beginning Algebra II or
MATH 1050 Elementary Algebra or
STAT 1350 Elementary Statistics  3-5
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 15-17
Semester 2 . .
BMGT 1111 Management  3
ACCT 1211 Financial Accounting  3
COMM 2200 Business Communications  3
HUM XXXX Refer to approved GE - HUM list  3
LEGL 2064 Legal Environment of Business  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 15
Summer Semester . .
BMGT XXXX Technical Elective  3
ECON 2200 Principles of Microeconomics  3
HRM 1121 Human Resources Management  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 9
Semester 3 . .
BOA 1300 Business Applications  2
BMGT XXXX Technical Elective  3
ACCT 1212 Managerial Accounting  3
MKTG 1110 Marketing Principles  3
NAT XXXX Refer to approved GE - NAT list  4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 15
Semester 4 . .
BMGT 2258 Enterprise Planning & Analysis  3
BMGT 2299 Case Studies in Strategic Management  3
BMGT 2280 Professional Development  1
BMGT XXXX Technical Elective  3
FMGT 2201 Corporate Finance  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 13
TOTAL DEGREE CREDIT HOURS  . 67-69

Technical Electives
The following courses are approved for technical elective requirements:

BMGT 1008 21st Century Workplace Skills  2
BMGT 2211 Organizational Behavior  3
BMGT 2216 Business Ethics  3
BMGT 2231 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship  3
BMGT 2232 Entrepreneurship: Business Plan Development  3
BMGT 2245 Introduction to Non-Profit Management  3
BMGT 2246 Operational Management of Nonprofit Organizations  3
BMGT 2247 Legal/Financial Issues in Nonprofit Management  3
BMGT 2250 Project Management Principles  3
BMGT 2251 Project Management Techniques  3
BMGT 2253 Conflict Management  3
BMGT 2254 Negotiation  3
BMGT 2499 Nonprofit Management Capstone  3
BMGT 2599 Project Management Capstone  3
BMGT 2901 Business Practicum/Seminar  3
FMGT 1101 Personal Finance  3
FMGT 2232 Principles of Insurance I  3

NOTE: Those students who intend to complete an associate degree at Columbus State Community College and then transfer to another college to complete a baccalaureate degree should confirm the math requirements at the target transfer college; math requirements vary greatly.

Entrepreneurship Major

In addition to the Business Management core outcomes, a graduate pursuing the Entrepreneurship Major will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the skills needed to start a new business
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the research methods and skills needed to start, expand, or purchase a business
  • List and explain the major factors influencing the success or failure of a small business
  • Develop a business plan
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the functional and interpersonal management skills needed to operate a small business.

The Business Management program has achieved voluntary accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) demonstrating it has met standards of business education that promote teaching excellence.

Entrepreneurship Major

COURSE . CR
Semester 1 . .
BMGT 1101 Principles of Business  3
BMGT 1102 Interpersonal Skills  2
COLS 1100 First Year Experience Seminar  1
CSCI 1101 Computer Concepts & Applications  3
ENGL 1100 Composition I  3
MATH 1030 Beginning Algebra II or
MATH 1050 Elementary Algebra or
STAT 1350 Elementary Statistics  3-5
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 15-17
Semester 2 . .
BMGT 1111 Management  3
ACCT 1211 Financial Accounting  3
ECON 1100 Introduction to Economics or
ECON 2200 Principles of Microeconomics  3
LEGL 2064 Legal Environment of Business  3
NAT XXXX Refer to approved GE - NAT list  4
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 16
Summer Semester . .
ACCT 1212 Managerial Accounting  3
BMGT 2258 Enterprise Planning & Analysis  3
BMGT XXXX Business Management Technical Elective  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 9
Semester 3 . .
BMGT XXXX Technical Elective  3
BMGT 2231 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship  3
FMGT 2201 Corporate Finance  3
MKTG 1110 Marketing Principles  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 12
Semester 4 . .
BMGT 2232 Entrepreneurship: Business Plan Development  3
BMGT 2902 Entrepreneurship Practicum/Seminar  3
BMGT XXXX Business Management Technical Elective  3
HUM XXXX Refer to approved GE - HUM list  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 12
TOTAL DEGREE CREDIT HOURS . 64

Technical Electives
The following courses are approved for technical elective requirements:

BMGT 1008 21st Century Workplace Skills  2
BMGT 2211 Organizational Behavior  3
BMGT 2216 Business Ethics  3
BMGT 2245 Introduction to Non-Profit Management  3
BMGT 2246 Operational Management of Nonprofit Organization  3
BMGT 2247 Legal& Financial Nonprofit Management  3
BMGT 2250 Project Management Principles  3
BMGT 2251 Project Management Techniques  3
BMGT 2253 Conflict Management  3
BMGT 2254 Negotiation  3
BMGT 2280 Business Professional Development  1
BMGT 2299 Case Studies in Strategic Management  3
BMGT 2499 Nonprofit Management Capstone  3
BMGT 2599 Project Management Capstone  3
FMGT 2232 Principles of Insurance I  3
HRM 1121 Human Resources Management  3
MKGT 1025 Social Media  3
MKTG 2200 Web & Electronic Marketing  3

HUM
GE-ART/HUMANITIES REQUIREMENT                                                           
(SELECT ONE)

HART 1201 History of Art I  3
HART 1202 History of Art II  3
HIST 1111 European History to 1648  3
HIST 1112 European History since 1648  3
HIST 1151 American History to 1877  3
HIST 1152 American History since 1877  3
HIST 1181 World Civ. I:   Non-Western/Non-Amer to 1500  3
HIST 1182 World Civ. II: Non-Western/Non-Amer since 1500  3
HIST 2223 African-American History I:  1451-1876  3
HIST 2224 African-American History II:  1877-Present  3
HUM 1100 Introduction to Humanities  3
HUM 1270 Comparative Religions  3
MUS 1251 Survey of Music History  3
PHIL 1101 Introduction to Philosophy  3
PHIL 1130 Ethics  3

NAT
GE-NATURAL/PHYSICAL SCIENCES REQUIREMENT                               
(SELECT ONE)

ASTR 1141 Life in the Universe  3
ASTR 1161 The Solar System  3
ASTR 1162 Stars and Galaxies  3
ASTR 1400 Astronomy Laboratory  1
BIO 1111 Introduction to Biology I  4
BIO 1112 Human Biology  4
BIO 1113 Biological Sciences I  4
BIO 1114 Biological Sciences II  4
BIO 1125 Plant Biology  4
BIO 1127 Environmental Science I  4
BIO 2215 Introduction to Microbiology  4
BIO 2232 Human Physiology  4
CHEM 1100 Chemistry and Society  5
CHEM 1111 Elementary Chemistry I  4
CHEM 1112 Elementary Chemistry II  4
CHEM 1171 General Chemistry I  5
CHEM 1172 General Chemistry II  5
GEOL 1101 Introduction to Earth Science  4
GEOL 1105 Geology and the National Parks  3
GEOL 1121 Physical Geology  4
GEOL 1122 Historical Geology  4
GEOL 1151 Natural Disasters  3
PHYS 1103 World of Energy  3
PHYS 1106 Physics by Inquiry: Properties & Motion  5
PHYS 1200 Algebra-Based Physics I  5
PHYS 1201 Algebra-Based Physics II  5
PHYS 1250 Calculus-Based Physics I  5
PHYS 1251 Calculus-Based Physics II  5

Business Culture & Diversity Certificate

COURSE . CR
Semester 1 . .
BMGT 1102 Interpersonal Skills  2
COMM 2268 Intercultural Communication  3
SCM 1190 International Business  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 8
Semester 2 . .
BMGT 2216 Business Ethics  3
XXX XXXX General Education Elective (choose from list)  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 6
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS  . 14

General Education Electives

HUM 1270 Comparative Religions
HUM 1275 Introduction to Visual representations
SOC 2380 American Race & Ethnic Relations
. Any foreign language course

Business Operations Analysis Certificate

COURSE . CR
Semester 1 . .
ACCT 1212 Managerial Accounting  3
BOA 1300 Business Applications  2
STAT 1350 Elementary Statistics  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 8
Semester 2 . .
BMGT 2258 Enterprise Planning & Analysis  3
SCM 1001 Supply Chain Management Principles  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 6
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS  . 14

Entrepreneurship Certificate

COURSE . CR
Semester 1 . .
BMGT 2231 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship  3
BOA 1111 Bookkeeping I  3
LEGL 2064 Legal Environment of Business  3
MKTG 1110 Marketing Principles  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 12
Semester 2 . .
BMGT 2232 Entrepreneurship: Business Plan Development  3
BOA 1122 QuickBooks  2
FMGT 1101 Personal Finance  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 8
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS  . 20

Entrepreneurship Certificate – Automotive Technology Management

COURSE . CR
Semester 1 . .
AUTO 1101 Basic Auto Systems  2
AUTO 1106 Auto Shop Orientation & Service  2
BOA 1111 Bookkeeping 1  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 7
Semester 2 . .
AUTO 2101 Auto Business Management  2
BMGT 2231 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 5
Summer Semester . .
AUTO 2201 Service Advising  2
AUTO 2301 Auto Service Management or
AUTO 2401 Auto Parts Management  2
BMGT 2232 Entrepreneurship: Business Plan Development  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 7
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS  . 19

Entrepreneurship Certificate – Hospitality

COURSE . CR
Semester 1 . .
BMGT 1102 Interpersonal Skills  2
BMGT 1111 Management  3
BMGT 2231 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship  3
HOSP 1122 Hospitality Facilities & Sanitation  2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 10
Semester 2 . .
BMGT 2232 Entrepreneurship: Business Plan Development  3
BOA 1111 Bookkeeping  3
HOSP 2207 Hospitality Financial Analysis  3
HOSP 2246 Hospitality Sales & Marketing  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 12
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS  . 22

Entrepreneurship Certificate – Real Estate Management

COURSE . CR
Semester 1 . .
REAL 1101 Real Estate Principles & Practices  3
BMGT 1111 Management  3
BOA 1111 Bookkeeping 1  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 9
Semester 2 . .
BMGT 2231 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship  3
REAL 2221 Profession Property Management  2
REAL 2270 Real Estate Investing  2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 7
Summer Semester . .
BMGT 2232 Entrepreneurship: Business Plan Development  3
REAL 2275 Repair, Restore, Remodel  2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 5
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS  . 21

Entrepreneurship Certificate – Sport Management

COURSE . CR
Semester 1 . .
BMGT 1111 Management  3
BMGT 2231 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship  3
BOA 1111 Bookkeeping I  3
SES 2529 Sport & Event Management  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 12
Semester 2 . .
BMGT 2232 Entrepreneurship: Business Plan Development  3
SES 2534 Sport Marketing  3
SES 2535 Sport Law  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 9
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS . 21

Foundations of Insurance Certificate

COURSE . CR
Semester 1 . .
BMGT 1101 Principles of Business  3
BMGT 1102 Interpersonal Skills  2
CSCI 1101 Computer Concepts and Applications  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 8
Semester 2 . .
BMGT 2253 Conflict Management  3
FMGT 2232 Principles of Insurance  3
MKTG 1230 Customer Service and Sales  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 9
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS  . 17

Managing Interpersonal Skills Certificate

COURSE . CR
Semester 1 . .
BMGT 1102 Interpersonal Skills  2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 2
Semester 2 . .
BMGT 2211 Organizational Behavior  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 3
Semester 3 . .
BMGT 2253 Conflict Management  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 3
Semester 4 . .
BMGT 2280 Professional Development  1
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 1
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS  . 9

Nonprofit Management Certificate

Semester 1 . .
BMGT 2245 Introduction to Nonprofit Management  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 3
Semester 2 . .
BMGT 2246 Operational Management of Nonprofit  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 3
Semester 3 . .
BMGT 2247 Legal & Financial Nonprofit Management  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 3
Semester 4 . .
BMGT 2499 Nonprofit Management Capstone  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 3
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS  . 12

Pre-MBA Certificate

NOTE: We strongly recommend that you first meet with the advisor(s) of your target MBA college(s) PRIOR to beginning this certificate program, since MBA programs vary greatly.

Semester 1 . .
MKTG 1110 Marketing Principles  3
BMGT 1111 Management  3
ECON 2200 Principles of Microeconomics  3
STAT 1350 Elementary Statistics  3
ACCT 1211 Financial Accounting  3
FMGT 2201 Corporate Finance  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 18
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS  . 18

Project Management Certificate

COURSE . CR
Semester 1 . .
BMGT 2250 Project Management Principles  3
BMGT 1102 Interpersonal Skills  2
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 5
Semester 2 . .
BMGT 2251 Project Management Techniques  3
BMGT 2216 Business Ethics  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 6
Semester 3 . .
ACCT 1212 Managerial Accounting  3
BMGT 2599 Project Management Capstone  3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS . 6
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDIT HOURS  . 17