The program was developed by Bellevue College Continuing Education (Professional Programs Department) with input from an advisory group comprised of business management industry professionals.
We do offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Since our programs are offered through the Continuing Education Division, we do not offer college credits. For many people in the professional world—particularly those who already hold a college degree—a current professional certificate has proven to be of more value than another academic degree that may take several years to complete and be less directed toward hands-on knowledge.
Most classes are held at the Bellevue College North Campus at 14673 NE 29th Place, Bellevue. The current quarterly print and web schedule always specifies the location and room number for each class.
The Business Management Certificate can be earned within a short time period, and classes are offered at convenient times. The courses are taught by talented practitioners and consultants with direct experience in the field. A certificate demonstrates to your employer your expanded knowledge in the business field and will certainly prove a worthwhile credential for future employers.
There are no prerequisites for registration. Anyone with an interest in enhancing skills is welcome. Just register for the courses you want.
Everyone should start with the Fundamentals of Business course, which introduces students to key business principles and critical functions. Other required core courses and electives may be taken in any sequence.
We cannot manage student absences by offering make-up sessions. Re-takes are not available.
Yes, on a case-by-case basis, and subject to approval based on work history/experience and prior education, one of the required classes might be substituted with an elective class. However, you must still complete the total number of required/substituted classes and elective classes to receive your certificate. To request a class substitution, please fill out the Business Management Substitution Request Form.
Upon completion of 123 course hours including 105 hours of core courses, you may receive the Business Management Certificate from Bellevue College. Students usually take two or more classes per quarter. Most classes are four or five weeks long and conveniently offered once a week. The overall time you need to complete the final certificate will depend on which courses you select and how many you take each quarter. Students typically complete the certificate in three quarters, but you may take up to thirteen quarters (39 months).
You pay for classes as you take them so the total cost of a certificate will depend on which classes you choose.
You must complete all required and elective courses in your program before receiving a Certificate of Completion. Once you’ve completed all your courses, click here to request a Certificate of Completion. You’ll be asked to complete a brief program survey, and then will be directed to the certificate request page. Your request will be forwarded electronically to an advisor for review. You will be contacted by the college if there are any questions. You can expect to receive your Certificate of Completion in the mail about three weeks after filling out your request.
Continuing Education does not have a formal job placement service connected with this program. Bellevue College Main Campus has an active Career Center that offers classes on job search skills, posts job openings, and has an active Internship Program. Check out their web site at http://bellevuecollege.edu/careers.
Definitely. Business is an ever-evolving profession. We are constantly on the lookout for courses to add to our curriculum to keep it up to date. Our programs are designed to allow us to respond quickly to changing needs in the business community.