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Business Fundamentals

Certificate of Applied Science Degree

Program Director: Marilyn Besich
Program Faculty: Teri Dwyer

Gainful Employment Programs Information

NOTE: This program is in moratorium and will not be accepting new students.

The Business Fundamentals program is designed for persons seeking employment in entry-level business positions assisting small business enterprises. The program also offers courses to upgrade knowledge and skills for individuals needing technical business assistance.

Graduates are prepared to:

  • Maintain accounting records.
  • Meet the public.
  • Manage office functions.
  • Assist with marketing efforts.

Estimated Resident Program Cost*

Tuition and Fees$3,190
Application Fee$30

Fall 2016 MUS Student Health Insurance Premiums will be changing. Please check the Health Insurance website and/or Student Central for confirmed premium rates. Students will be charged an additional fee of $21 per credit for online/hybrid courses.

Many students need preliminary math and writing courses before enrolling in the program requirements. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and writing placement before planning out their full program schedules.

GFC MSU Additional Graduation Requirement

COLS 103Becoming a Successful Student +1
First Year
ACTG 101Accounting Procedures I **,+3
BGEN 105Introduction to Business +3
CAPP 120Introduction to Computers +3
M 108Business Mathematics **,+4
WRIT 101College Writing I **,+3
Term Credits16
ACTG 102Accounting Procedures II *,+3
ACTG 180Payroll Accounting *,+3
CAPP 105Short Courses: Computer Calc *,+1
CAPP 154MS Word *,+3
CAPP 156MS Excel *,+3
COMX 115Intro to Interpersonal Communc +3
Term Credits16
Total Credits32

Indicates prerequisites needed.


Placement in course(s) is determined by placement assessment.


A grade of C- or above is required for graduation.