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Business Certificate for Liberal Arts Transfer
Program Number: 901029CERT
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Estimated Time to Complete:
27 Credits |
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  • Program Overview

    The Business Liberal Arts Certificate at Madison College gives you the best of both worlds: a flexible, affordable way to earn general education credits and the educational foundation to transfer into a business program at a four-year institution. While completing the Business Liberal Arts Certificate at Madison College, you will learn key skills in Business Organization, Business Management, Accounting, and Economics. You will become proficient in Excel while earning this employable business credential. 

    Plan Your Path to Success!

    • Check how your courses transfer within the UW System

    To stay up to date on your progress, be sure to view your advisement report regularly!

    Program Details

    Students in Madison College's Business Liberal Arts Certificate program can attend full or part time.

    Business Liberal Arts classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

    • Madison - Truax
  • Curriculum and Experience

    Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2022-2023 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

    Current and newly admitted program students, go directly to your Degree Progress Report to view:

    • Progress toward your specific requirements
    • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

    If you have questions after reviewing your degree progress report (advisement report), please see Advising Services.

    First Semester
    Important Note: Financial Accounting requires Business Spreadsheet Applications (10106109) be previously taken or concurrent enrollment.
    4 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    Complete one of the listed math courses:
    Second Semester
    4 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
    3 credits
  • Admission

    Earning a certificate is a great way to expand your skill set, and it adds professionalism to a resume. Applications are always open, so apply today!

    To Apply

    There are no admission requirements for this certificate, simply submit your application by the deadline for each term.

    International students who wish to apply for, maintain, or transfer their F-1 student visa status to Madison College are required to complete the International Admission Process.

      Spring Application Dates

      • Application open
      • Application completion deadline is March 15, 2023

        Fall Application Dates

        • Application opens on February 1, 2023
        • Application completion deadline is October 15, 2023

        Additional Notes

        • Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid
        • Class capacity is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis
        • Students who have already completed the certificate coursework at the time of application will receive the certificate diploma at the end of the term of application

        After Acceptance

        Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at Madison College. 

        Contact the Enrollment Center at or 608.246.6210.

      • Career Outcomes

        After completing your Business Liberal Arts Certificate at Madison College, you will be able to:

        • Use identified critical thinking skills to pose questions, process information and make decisions.
        • Exhibit self-awareness and self-management skills necessary to succeed in increasingly challenging academic environments.
        • Participate in collaborative learning activities to achieve shared learning goals.
        • Explore the operations of a business across functional areas.
        • Record, analyze, and report on financial data.
        • Examine the relationship between economic principles, business, and society.
        • Use communication strategies to build professional relationships.