This certificate is for students who want to learn the essentials involved with managerial and supervisory positions. All of the courses can be taken online. Courses can be applied to the Business Administration A.S. Degree Management Concentration or various A.A.S. degrees.



2021 - 2022

  • Curriculum

    Program Courses
    CoursesTitlesCourse OutlinesGoal AreasCredits
    Course Subject: BUS         Course Number:1100
    Course Title:Introduction to Business      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course is designed to provide a broad overview of the functions of the for-profit and non-profit business entity. Business and its environment, organization and management, ownership, finance, production, marketing, human resources, and control systems are reviewed. The course helps students understand the contribution of business to the American economy using current business publications, media, and web resources to focus on applications of current business technologies. Business ethics and teamwork are also examined. This course will enable the student to more intelligently pursue advanced business courses and to choose a business career.
    Introduction to BusinessView-BUS 1100n/a3
    Course Subject: BUS         Course Number:1110
    Course Title:Human Relations & Professional Skills      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course focuses on the skills necessary to be successful and effective in the workplace. In addition to effectively contributing to a team while working with a diverse population, topics include: understanding human behavior, personal qualities of success, emotional intelligence, communication, workplace etiquette, conflict resolution, self-esteem, and goal setting.
    Human Relations & Professional SkillsView-BUS 1110n/a3
    Course Subject: BUS         Course Number:1220
    Course Title:Effective Supervision      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course focuses on the skills necessary to be successful when supervising and collaborating with others. Students will apply and develop skills in management functions, decision making, time management, communications, conflict resolution, leadership, quality improvement, motivation and personnel development.BUS 1100 or BUS 1110 or business background recommended
    Effective SupervisionView-BUS 1220n/a3
    Course Subject: BUS         Course Number:2200
    Course Title:Principles of Management      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course is an introduction to the functions of management: planning, organizing, directing, and controlling. The course explores how each of the management functions are implemented to impact organizational efficiency and effectiveness. Local, national, and global environments are presented as strategic factors to be understood by contemporary managers. The importance of managing competitively and intelligently within a diverse environment is stressed. Situational cases are completed to reinforce decision-making in each of the function areas.
    Principles of ManagementView-BUS 2200n/a3
    NHCC Residency and GPA
    CoursesTitlesCourse OutlinesGoal AreasCredits
    4 Credits must be earned at NHCC
                                   Total Credits Required12

  • Program Outcomes

    Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World, focused by:

    • Describe the major functional areas of American businesses and the global aspects and legal and ethical responsibility of businesses operating profitably in a changing world.

    Intellectual and Practical Skills, focused by:

    • Apply effective listening, written, verbal, persuasive and nonverbal communication appropriate to professional situations locally and globally.

    Personal and Social Responsibility and Engagement, focused by:

    • Identify and appreciate differences in personality, differences in communication styles and diversity in general and demonstrate behavior that respects those differences.

    Integrative and Applied Learning, including:

    • Develop a managerial strategic plan that includes critical elements of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling.

  • Career Opportunities

    Information on careers, including salary and employment outlook data, is available on the iseek and Bureau of Labor Statistics websites: and

  • Transfer Information

    ‚ÄčIf you are planning on transferring to another institution, follow the guidelines available on our transfer resources web page to help you plan the process: Transfer Information

  • Degree Information

    Certificates may be earned for successful completion of courses in a specialized program of study with a minimum grade point average of 2.00 (C). A certificate shall include 9 to 30 semester credits. At least onethird of the total credits required for each certificate must be completed at North Hennepin Community 

    Developmental Courses Some students may need preparatory course(s) in Math and/or English. Courses numbered below 1000 will not apply toward a degree.

    tunity Employer and Disability Access Information North Hennepin Community College is a member of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and an equal opportunity employer and educator. This document is available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 7634930555 or through the Minnesota Relay Service at 18006273529.

  • Accreditation

    North Hennepin Community College is accredited by the:
    Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
    30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
    Chicago, IL 60602-2504