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General Business Certificate

Why Choose a General Business Certificate?

There are many different fields in Business, which allows for many options when it comes to picking a specific area to pursue.

Skills Acquired

Good skills in writing, speaking, and critical thinking are needed for advancement in the business world.

Business courses often focus on cases drawn from real life. Students sharpen their analytical and problem-solving skills by examining situations that businesses have encountered. They evaluate the strategies that businesses have followed.  


Normandale's Business Programs are nationally accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Careers in General Business

Projected Job Growth

Job growth varies depending on the specific track you select.

Types of Jobs

Click here for information on salary and job growth for a variety of business occupations (Link goes to Bureau of Labor Statistics page).

Click here for a list of business occupations in a variety of categories (Link goes to page).

Average State Pay

Salaries vary depending on the specific track you select.


General business programs prepare people to apply business principles and techniques in various fields such as:

  • Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Finance

Graduate programs allow students to specialize in areas such as:

  • Health administration
  • Education administration
  • Public administration

Certificate in General Business

  • Associate of Science Degree in Business
  • Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business: Marketing and Management
  • General Business Certificate

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The Higher Learning Commission has extended Normandale's accreditation to include online delivery of the Certificate in Business.

General Business Certificate - 20 credits

Code Title Credits
ACCT 2251 Financial Accounting 4
BUSN 1100 Principles of Marketing 3
or BUSN 1105 Introduction to Business 3
BUSN 1140 Principles of Management 3
or BUSN 2100 Human Relations and Effective Teams 3
BUSN 1201 Information Technology Concepts and Business Software 1 3
BUSN 2155 Legal Environment of Business 3
BUSN 2220 Statistics for Business and Economics 4
or MATH 1080 Introduction to Statistics 4
or MATH 1090 STATWAY Statistics 2 4