Boost your career with a deeper understanding of business fundamentals

Successful professionals rely on their knowledge of the fundamentals of accounting, finance, economics and management regardless of their field of endeavor.

The Certificate of Business Essentials is right for you if:

  • You’re a UD student majoring outside the Lerner College and would like to earn a business-related certificate to complement your bachelor’s degree, or
  • You’re a returning adult student or working professional interested in building your knowledge and credentials.

Completion of the certificate program earns a minimum of 13 academic credits.


Flexible Format, Including Online Courses

You can complete the Certificate of Business Essentials through a combination of online and in-classroom courses, or all on the Newark campus. It is possible to complete the Certificate of Business Essentials in one year.


All courses 3 credits unless stated otherwise.

ECON100 Economic Issues and Policies
BUAD100 Introduction to Business
ACCT200 Survey of Accounting (4 credits)
FINC200 Fundamentals of Finance

Registering for Courses

Students must register individually for each of the certificate program’s required courses according to the registration procedures.

Learn More

For more information and to apply, visit Professional & Continuing Studies website.

"I am now working in financial services, an area of business I would never have been exposed to had I not enrolled in this program. The certificate greatly enhanced the value of my degree and has allowed me to apply those credentials to a career.”

Certificate student

Admissions Information

Learn more about undergraduate admissions requirements, deadlines, tuition and financial aid available to you.

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