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Applied Business Fundamentals


Business today isn’t business as usual. How do you unleash your talent and become part of the business world?

Earning a diploma in applied business fundamentals from Brightwood College can help you learn how to incorporate the communication and critical thinking skills and technical competencies of today’s workplace. Acquiring these skills can help you pursue a role as an effective and productive member of a business organization.

Applied Business Fundamentals Program Description

The program focuses on helping college students understand fundamental business concepts and to develop interpersonal, communication, and computer skills that can be applied to a work environment. Instruction includes modules in the following:

  • Effective workplace communication
  • Practical mathematics for business
  • Accounting fundamentals
  • Computer and office applications essentials
  • Building customer loyalty
  • Small business management

Students will also complete a capstone project in entrepreneurship.

Outcomes of the Applied Business Fundamentals Program

The Applied Business Fundamentals Diploma program is designed to provide students with the knowledge, technical skills, and work habits required to pursue an entry-level position in a variety of business areas. Typically this includes positions such as the following in insurance, retail, corporate offices, or government and city offices:

  • Office assistant/coordinator
  • Office manager
  • Administrative assistant
  • Customer service assistant/manager
  • Clerical assistant or office clerk

Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a diploma in Applied Business Fundamentals from Brightwood College.

Brightwood College does not guarantee employment or career advancement.

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