Certificate to Bachelor’s Completion

Build your business skills one step at a time.

Designed for working adults with a high school diploma, some college credits, or an associate’s degree (A.A., A.S., or A.A.S.), our business certification program provides a pathway to completing a bachelor’s degree in a manageable way. By enrolling in the certification program, you will harness leadership abilities, enhance presentation skills, and promote decision-making based on critical thinking. 

Thinking of Going On?

Upon completion you can then apply certificate classes toward earning your bachelor’s degree. Complete the B.S.M.S. program with 124 credit hours in business principles requirements, business major courses, and liberal arts courses.

Why Our Program?

Practical – Apply basic business knowledge and soft skills on the job after taking six courses.

Stackable – Prepare for a potential promotion when you take the certificate courses you’ve completed and apply these credits toward completing your bachelor’s degree.                 

Accelerated – Take just six online or hybrid courses in as little as 12 months and reap the reward of receiving a college certificate.

Flexible – Develop a schedule that lets you balance school with work and family life with on-site and online courses. We’ll even have dinner waiting for you before class begins.

Program Specifics

Earn a six-course certificate in any of five concentrations:

  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management

Take two concentration-area courses. Choose four courses in subjects such as team dynamics, organizational communication, conflict resolution, business strategy, and other hot topics in business.

Need to know more?

Join us for a virtual info session! Webinars available throughout the summer.

Department Information

Office of Admission
Johnson Center
5050 E. State Street Rockford, IL 61108

Mon-Fri - 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
After hour appointments available by request