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Business Foundations Certificate


Designed by UT’s McCombs School of Business, the Business Foundations Certificate (BFC) offered through University Extension provides a solid foundation in business concepts and practice. The courses cover the essentials of accounting, finance, information technology, marketing, business law, management, entrepreneurship and international business.

Check out this video to learn more about the BFC and to meet some of our instructors.

The Business Foundations Certificate is intended for non-business majors who plan to enter the workforce or a graduate degree program upon completion of their undergraduate degree. It is also designed for post-graduates who wish to acquire certification in basic business knowledge.

Each course will appear on an official University of Texas at Austin transcript once it is completed. The sequence may be completed in as little as two semesters, but students may take longer if they choose to; students simply need to contact University Extension when they are taking their last course. We will issue the certificate upon coursework completion, provided that all the requirements have been met (see below for more info). While individual courses do appear on an official UT Austin transcript, please note that confirmation of the earned certificate will not.

Courses and Certificate Requirements