2018-2019 Catalog (Current)

Computerized Business Applications

Degree Type: Certificate
College(s): College of Business

Why Choose the Computerized Business Applications Certificate?

A certificate in Computerized Business Applications significantly enhances the employability of a student.  Computer software skills are among the most important skills an employer is seeking in employees.  This certificate provides practical, hands on preparation for students interested in setting themselves apart from their peers and is designed to complement any Ferris major program.

The certificate includes training in several major software packages used in industry today including word processing, spreadsheets, bookkeeping, and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).  Students learn how to use these software tools to manage a business as well as provide information needed to make business decisions. 

Admission Requirements

Any person admitted to a Ferris State University degree program may enroll in courses for undergraduate COB certificates. No more than 50% of the credits in a certificate may be transferred from another institution. If a student is in a FSU degree-seeking program, the certificate will not be granted if more than 50% of the certificate credits are required in the program/major. The certificate will be granted upon completion with an average GPA of 2.0 or higher in the courses designated for the certificate. 

Individuals wanting to advance their career, but not admitted to an FSU degree program, may also earn undergraduate COB certificates. 

Admission process for individuals seeking only a certificate: 

  •  Applicant should show proof of high school graduation with a 2.35 GPA.  If it is determined by the COB Dean’s Office/SAA that regular program admission criteria should be met in order to complete the certificate successfully and be a contributing member of the course, all college transcripts should be submitted to the Admissions Office. Once admitted, an advisor will be assigned by the College of Business in the certificate program.
  • Dual enrolled/concurrent students must complete the high school degree (provide transcript) before the certificate will be granted from FSU.

  • Students wishing to pursue a bachelor or associate’s degree must meet the admission criteria for the program. This criteria review is initiated when the “Program Change Form” request is processed through the COB Dean’s Office/SAA.

Any mitigating circumstances will be considered on an individual basis by the College of Business Dean’s Office/SAA

*This document is subject to change. Questions should be submitted to the COB Dean’s Office/Student Academic Affairs (BUS 200) in care of the Director of Student Academic Affairs (231-591-2420).

 

Graduation Requirements

You will receive the Computerized Business Applications Certificate after completion of the required twelve credits with a minimum 2.0 grade point in each required course.

No more than 50% of the credits in this certificate may be transferred from another institution, nor, will this certificate be granted if more than 50% of the certificate credits are specifically required in the student's major.

More Information

Accountancy, Finance & Info Systems
119 South Street, BUS 212
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2284
Phone: 231-591-2434
Email:

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Required Courses
Credit Hours

Major Courses - 12 Credits

General Biology 1
4
General Biology 2
4
Principles of Genetics
3
General Chemistry 1
5
General Chemistry 2
5
Organic Chemistry 1
5
Organic Chemistry 2
5
Biochemistry Lab 1
2
Biochemistry Lab 2
2
Biochemistry
4
Intro to Physical Chemistry
4
Advanced Biochemistry
3
Analytical Geometry-Calculus 1
4
Digital Security Awareness
3
Digital Forensics and Analysis
3
Link and Visual Analysis
3
Choose One:
Advanced Digital Forensics
3
or
Fraud Examination
3
or
Legal-Ethical Issues Infor Sec
3

NOTE: No more than 50% of the credits in this certificate may be transferred from another institution, nor will this certificate be granted if more than 50% of the certificate credits are specifically require in the students major.