This certificate provides students with a foundation in business and management that emphasizes productivity in a world economy. Students learn in a project-oriented environment with an emphasis on the needs and concerns of the consumer. Coursework allows students to explore the financial aspects of business management with principles of accounting or the legal policies and regulations that affect business. The production and operations management course stresses the decisions that managers make to increase productivity based on strategies, techniques and problems in meeting customer needs, forecasting and scheduling, and quality management. An alternate course in marketing principles emphasizes the relationships between consumers, business and government in regard to product promotion, pricing and distribution strategies.