16. Certificate Programs

The Faculty of Business Administration offers degree credit courses leading to Certificates in Business Administration, Public Administration, Applied Human Resources Management, and First Nations Business Administration. Students may take these programs on a part-time or full-time basis.

These certificate programs are designed to provide individuals, especially working adults, with an opportunity to engage in systematic and coordinated study directed towards an academic goal. Participants enrolled in the certificate programs will have an opportunity to study the basic principles of administration and management; to improve their analytical skills; to increase their awareness of the various factors contributing to effective decision-making; and to understand the basic functions of organizations.

The certificate programs will be of particular interest to those men and women who are engaged in administration or are contemplating a career in administration or management and wish to expand their knowledge in the related subject areas. The courses in the certificate programs are presented at the undergraduate level of study and provide a framework for theoretical analysis of general principles of administration through lectures, discussions and individual study. By combining accumulated work experience and formal class-room learning, participants will be able to relate theory and practice as part of their continuing development.

All courses for the certificates are degree-credit courses. Individuals who successfully complete certificate courses and who are subsequently admitted to a degree program normally will receive credit towards a degree for those courses normally acceptable for credit in the particular degree program. Individuals admitted to a BBA degree program will normally be able to apply all certificate courses completed to their degree program.

General Regulations

The following regulations apply to the certificate programs in business administration:

  1. Certificate in Business Administration Level I
    Certificate in Business Administration Level II
    Certificate in Public Administration Level I
    Certificate in Public Administration Level II
    Certificate in Applied Human Resources Management
  2. A maximum of 12 credit hours or the equivalent normally may be transferred from another degree, certificate or similar program taken elsewhere.
  3. Each student seeking admission to a certificate program must receive the prior approval of the Faculty of Business Administration. The certificate programs are not necessarily designed for completion in one year. There may be variations with course offerings and prerequisites.
  4. A certificate may be awarded to a student enrolled in a UNB degree program other than the BBA degree. Students who have withdrawn from the BBA degree program may apply for the appropriate certificate.
  5. To earn a certificate, a student must have successfully completed the number of credit hours in approved courses specified for the certificate, and achieved a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.
  6. There is no minimum age and there are no specific prerequisites for entrance into a Level I Certificate Program in Business Administration or in Public Administration. Successful completion of a Level I Certificate is the prerequisite for entrance into a Level II Certificate Program. Although there are no specific entrance requirements for this program, students are expected to undertake university-level study and assignments demanded in degree-credit courses. Some courses, such as Finance, Computer Science and Business Statistics, may require knowledge of high school mathematics.
  7. The Certificate Program in Applied Human Resources Management requires approval for entrance from the Faculty of Business Administration and applicants must meet specific admission criteria (see below).
  8. The normal pre-requisites for ADM 2623 will be waived for candidates in the certificate programs.

Certificate in Business Administration Level I

Admission

This program is open to all interested individuals but admission requires prior approval from the Faculty of Business Administration.

Requirements

A Certificate in Business Administration Level I will be awarded to individuals who:

a. achieve a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 over the 36 credit hours required, and
b. successfully complete (with a C or better):

Ch
ADM 1113 Administration 3
ADM 1213 Financial Accounting 3
ADM 1313 Principles of Marketing 3
ADM 2413 Principles of Finance 3
ADM 2513 Organizational Behaviour 3
ADM 2623 Business Statistics 3
PHIL 2203 Ethical Issues in Business 3
ECON 1013 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECON 1023 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
plus Six credit hours in total chosen from
Anthropology, Political Science, Psychology,
or Sociology
6
Three credit hours of electives from any faculty 3
Total Credit Hours 36


Certificate in Business Administration Level II

Admission:

This program is open to all interested individuals but requires successful completion of the Certificate in Business Administration Level I. Approval for admission must also be received from the Faculty of Business Administration.

Requirements:
A Certificate in Business Administration Level II will be awarded to individuals who:

a. achieve a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 over the 66 credit hours required, and
b. successfully complete (with a C or better):

  Ch
ADM 1113 Administration 3
ADM 1213 Financial Accounting 3
ADM 2223 Managerial Accounting 3
ADM 1313 Principles of Marketing 3
ADM 2413 Principles of Finance 3
ADM 2513 Organizational Behaviour 3
ADM 2623 Business Statistics 3
ADM 3123 Business Law I 3
ADM 2815 Human Resources Management 3
PHIL 2203 Ethical Issues in Business 3
ECON 1013 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECON 1023 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
plus Six credit hours in the Humanities or Languages 6
Six credit hours in total chosen from Anthropology, 
Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology
6
Eighteen credit hours of electives from any faculty including Business Administration 18
Total Credit Hours 66


Certificate in Public Administration Level I

Admission:
This program is open to all interested individuals but admission requires prior approval from the Faculty of Business Administration.

Requirements:

A Certificate in Public Administration Level I will be awarded to individuals who:

a. achieve a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 over the 36 credit hours required, and
b. successfully complete (with a C or better):

  Ch
ADM 1113 Administration 3
ADM 1313 Principles of Marketing 3
ADM 2513 Organizational Behaviour 3
ADM 3123 Business Law I 3
ECON 1013 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECON 1023 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
POLS 2202 Canadian Politics 3
plus Nine credit hours in total chosen from
Anthropology, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology
9
Six credit hours of electives from any faculty 6
Total Credit Hours 36


Certificate in Public Administration Level II

Admission:
This program is open to all interested individuals but requires successful completion of the Certificate in Public Administration Level I. Approval for admission must also be received from the Faculty of Business Administration.

A Certificate in Public Administration Level II will be awarded to individuals who:

a. achieve a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 over the 66 credit hours required, and
b. successfully complete (with a C or better):

  Ch
ADM1113 Administration 3
ADM 1213 Financial Accounting 3
ADM 2223 Managerial Accounting 3
ADM 1313 Principles of Marketing 3
ADM 2513 Organizational Behaviour 3
ADM 2623 Business Statistics 3
ADM 3123 Business Law I 3
PHIL 2203 Ethical Issues in Business 3
POLS 2202 Canadian Politics 3
ECON 1013 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECON 1023 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
plus Three credit hours in Business Administration elective 3
Six credit hours chosen from Economics 6
Six credit hours chosen from Political Science 6
Nine credit hours chosen from Anthropology, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology 9
Nine credit hours of electives from any Faculty(The courses offered by the Departments of Economics and Political Science are most appropriate to the study of public administration). 9
Total Credit Hours 66

Certificate in Applied Human Resources Management

Admission:

Admission requires prior approval from the Faculty of Business Administration and satisfaction of the following criteria.

  1. 30 credit hours completed at a recognized post-secondary institution with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.7
    Or
  2. A minimum of two years relevant work experience, in the human resource field, to be approved on an individual basis by the Dean in consultation with the Human Resources Management faculty.

Requirements:

A Certificate in Applied Human Resources Management will be awarded to individuals who:

a. achieve a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 over the 30 credit hours required, and
b. successfully complete (with a C or better):

ADM 1113 Administration
ADM 2513 Organizational Behaviour 3
ADM 2815 Human Resources Management 3
ADM 3875 Labour Relations 3
ADM 4815 Training and Development 3
ADM 4825 Compensation Management 3
ADM 4857 Human Resources Selection Systems 3
plus  Nine credit hours of electives from ADM 4526 , ADM 4826, ADM 4827, ADM 4828, ADM 4835 , ADM 4845ADM 4856, ADM 4878 , ADM 4895 , ECON 3724 9
Total Credit Hours 30