Earn Your Business Management Certificate Online

Penn Foster’s flexible, affordable Business Management Essentials Career Certificate program can help you learn new job skills or refine your existing business management knowledge. Take the first steps toward creating opportunity in your career, at home and on your schedule.

Why Learn Business Management Essentials?

Business management skills can supplement any career that looks to make a profit. Learn how you can advance in your current position or improve your small business’ performance by better understanding the essentials of enterprising and finance with sharper business math, writing, and management skills.¹ With Penn Foster Career School, you train at home and at a pace that’s right for you, around your busy schedule.
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Why Choose Penn Foster Career School?
Start and Study When You Want
Learn at home or on the go through our custom-designed, mobile-friendly student portal, available 24/7.
Dedicated Success Coaches
Dedicated Success Coaches
You're guided by Certified Instructors, Success Coaches, Teaching Assistants, and Student Support Staff - all working to help you succeed.
Curriculum for Success
Curriculum for Success
Get the skills and knowledge you need to help you prepare for a career or sharpen your skills in Business Management Essentials.
Self paced
Set Your Goals and Pace
Customize your study and exam schedule with progress-tracking and goal-setting tools that keep you moving forward.​
Proven Reputation
With 58,000 + graduates in 2019 from our accredited high school, career school, and college, you're in good hands!
Connect with Other Students
Connect in real-time with your peers in your career area in our discussion boards.
Student Experience

A Customized Learning Experience

With mobile-friendly coursework, progress-tracking and goal-setting tools, virtual simulations, informative videos, and personal coaches to help you succeed, the Penn Foster Experience (PFx) is online learning like no other.
Certificate in Business Mangement Essentials Course Details
Our online Business Management Essentials Career Certificate program covers topics such as principles of management, math for business and finance, and business and technical writing. Gain an understanding of a manager's role in decision making, planning, organizing, leading, controlling, and developing an ethical perspective, as well as business writing, business math, and other foundational basics.
Penn Foster Curriculum

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Business Management Essentials Certificate Tuition

With Penn Foster Career School’s flexible, affordable tuition, you can get started on your online Business Management Essentials Certificate Program today.
I work in the financial institution industry… I have managed up to three branches and twelve employees. I also do all of the branch financials and budgets as well as all of the business development.
Eric B.
Penn Foster Business Management Essentials Graduate
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Get started today on your path toward becoming a designer with Penn Foster Career School’s online Business Management Essentials Certificate.

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Program Details

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¹ The completion of a certificate-level program does not typically qualify a student for employment. Completion of this program may assist students who have previous academic or work related experience improve their chances for promotion or entry-level employment.