Skip to Main Content

Business Minor and Certificate Programs

You Need to Know Business to Work for One

Get the skills employers are looking for with an online business certificate or business minor. Graduate in your field of study along with a complement of business competencies with the Business Bridge to Career program. This program develops knowledge and skills valued by employers, which will help you translate your major into a career. And, it’s online, so it is flexible and manageable.

The program is open to undergraduates with non-­business majors.

With a 12-credit business certificate or and an 18-credit business minor, you will develop a crucial understanding of value creation, financial literacy, communication and teamwork — delivered exclusively online. Enroll in the Business Bridge to Career certificate or minor program now to ensure your bright future.

Boise State students talking to company recruiterThe curriculum focuses on fundamental areas of business, including:

  • marketing and management,
  • accounting and finance,
  • organizational skills, and
  • an integrative capstone course.

For help with registration or more information, contact COBE Advising Services:

Learn more about online education by visiting the Boise State eCampus website.

Business Program Overview

Minor – 18 credits, Certificate – 12 credits


Sequential or concurrent, prereq. DLM (Math)

  • Business Foundations 1 (BUSBTC 301, 3 credit)
  • Business Foundations 2 (BUSBTC 302, 3 credit)


Choose 2 for certificate; take all 3 for minor

  • Creating Value For People (BUSBTC 310, 3 credits)
  • Creating Value For Customers (BUSBTC 320, 3 credits)
  • Create Value Through Investment (BUSBTC 330, 3 credits)


Valuable samples for your career portfolio

  • Business Analysis – minor only (BUSBTC 410, 3 credits)

Course Descriptions

BUSBTC 301 Business Foundations I

Utilizes a business plan development model to study the interrelationships among business functional areas and provide an understanding of how businesses create value. Provides skills for successful team management and business communication, including an understanding of the language of business. Considers the economic, legal, and social environments in which business operates. Introduces the principles of responsible business practices.

BUSBTC 302 Business Foundations II

Continues to develop the language of business, focusing on the tools and concepts required to make value added financial decisions. Emphasis on interpretation and analysis of financial reports and data. Topics include financial statement analysis, budgeting, cash flow, time value of money, and capital investment decisions. Introduces financial spreadsheet tools.

BUSBTC 310 Creating Value with People

Develops the competencies required to lead and manage people in a variety of contexts. Topics include organizational behavior, team building, conflict management, motivation, negotiation, career development strategies, and ethical decision making. PREREQS: BUSBTC 301 and BUSBTC 302

BUSBTC 320 Creating Value for Customers

Provides an understanding of how products and services are efficiently developed, sold, and delivered to create value for customers and business. Topics include market analysis, consumer behavior, market segmentation, personal sales, distribution strategies, project management, and supply chain management. PREREQS: BUSBTC 301 and BUSBTC 302

BUSBTC 330 Creating Value through Investment

Emphasis on the use of accounting, financial and economic data to measure and manage value creation. Examines sources of business funding, their valuation and costs. The methods of accounting for and evaluating the profitability of potential business investments, including applied spreadsheet modeling. PREREQS: BUSBTC 301 and BUSBTC 302

BUSBTC 410 Capstone: Business Analysis

Uses the business plan development model introduced in BUSBTC 301 to integrate the concepts and practices developed in earlier courses. Emphasis on analyzing a sector or service of interest to student teams. Includes the further development of professional skills such as time management, career management, interpersonal relationships, and leadership. Includes team-based experiential learning. PREREQS: BUSBTC 310, BUSBTC 320, BUSBTC 330

image graphic orange and blue Bridge 2 Career