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Business Fundamentals

Certificate of Applied Science Degree

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
Book/Supplies $1,881
Total $5,101


Fall 2017 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

First Year
ACTG 101 Accounting Procedures I **,+ 3
BGEN 105 Introduction to Business + 3
CAPP 131 Basic MS Office + 3
M 108 **,+ 4
WRIT 101 College Writing I **,+ 3

First Year
ACTG 102 Accounting Procedures II *,+ 3
ACTG 180 Payroll Accounting *,+ 3
CAPP 105 *,+ 1
CAPP 154 MS Word *,+ 3
CAPP 156 MS Excel *,+ 3
COMX 115 Intro to Interpersonal Communc + 3
Total Credits32


Indicates prerequisites needed.


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


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