Preparing you for business administration jobs

SPC's Business Management Certificate prepares you for jobs in business administration. The program covers personnel, accounting and finance, marketing, legal requirements and budgeting and planning.

This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

General and Operations Managers

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Our Business Management Certificate teaches you to:

  • Prepare and use financial information to support decision making
  • Manage business information with appropriate software
  • Effectively communicate as a professional
  • Understand legal and ethical issues in business
  • Develop human resources, strategic and organizational skills
  • Identify and demonstrate management activities

Business Management Certificate with Financial Aid Eligibility

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Spring 2021 (585)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Spring 2021 (585), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.

Program Summary

This program is offered as a Fully Online program.

The Business Management Certificate (CCC) offers a sequence of courses with relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Business Management and Administration fields. The certificate provides technical skill proficiency, which includes competency-based applied learning. The content includes but is not limited to the areas of planning, organizing, directing and controlling of a business. Emphasis is placed on selected theories of management and decision making and the knowledge and understanding necessary for managing people and functions. These courses cover skills associated in the areas of accounting, business communications, financial concepts, marketing, legal requirements and budgeting.

The business courses identified in this Certificate program will apply towards the Business Administration AS degree. After completing this certificate, students are encouraged to continue their education by completing the remaining courses in the Business Administration AS degree.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum grade of C or better on all courses.

Academic Pathways

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
  • the recommended order in which to take the program courses
  • suggested course when more than one option exists
  • which semester each course is typically offered
  • if the course has a prerequisite
  • courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Program Leadership Information

Michael Ewell
Academic Department Coordinator
Dr. Emmanuel Hernandez – Agosto
Dean, College of Business

Florida CIP Code

0552070101 - Business Management CCC

Federal CIP Code

52.0701 - Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.

Continuing your education at SPC

Our Business Management Certificate is part of and transfers to SPC's  Business Administration Associate of Science Degree. This A.S. degree transfers to SPC's bachelor's degrees in  Business AdministrationManagement and Organizational Leadership or  Sustainability Management.


SPC also offers short-term business training and professional development courses through our Workforce Institute.

Business Administration Certificate