Business Pathways Certificate (BUSC)

Business Pathways Certificate (BUSC)

The Business Pathways Certificate is designed for students who want to learn fundamental business concepts while also completing some of the required courses (general education requirements and basic business requirements) for an Associate of Applied Business degree. 

Students admitted to one of the following Cincinnati State associate's degree programs may wish to add the Business Pathways Certificate: 

  • Accounting
  • Business Management
  • Finance
  • Hospitality Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Pre-Business Administration
  • Supply Chain Management

Students with degrees in non-business areas may use this certificate to prepare for entrance into a Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. 

High school students who are earning college credits through College Credit Plus may also wish to pursue the Business Pathways Certificate.

To ensure that courses taken as part of the certificate will apply to degrees earned at Ohio public universities, students should select electives that are part of the Ohio Transfer 36 or the Ohio Transfer Assurance Guide. Certificate advisors assist students in choosing elective courses.

For more information, please contact the Business Technologies Division at (513) 569-1620.

To apply for this program at Cincinnati State, visit the Admissions section of the College website.

Business Pathways Certificate (BUSC)

Semester 1LecLabCredits
ENG 101English Composition 1 303
MAT XXX Mathematics Elective  303
ACC 101Financial Accounting 223
LAW 101Business Law 303
MGT 101Principles of Management 303
Semester 2  
ENG 10X English Composition Elective  303
XXX XXX Arts/Humanities Elective or Natural/Physical Sciences Elective  303
XXX XXX Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective  303
XXX XXX Directed Elective 1  303
XXX XXX Directed Elective 2  303
Total Credits:  29230


English Composition Elective
ENG 102English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues3
ENG 103English Composition 2: Writing about Literature3
ENG 105English Composition 2: Business Communication3
Mathematics Elective (select one course)
College-level math:
MAT 105Quantitative Reasoning3
MAT 111Business Mathematics3
or, Ohio Transfer 36 math:
MAT 131Statistics 13
MAT 151College Algebra4
MAT 153Pre-Calculus6
MAT 215Business Calculus6
MAT 251Calculus 15
MAT 252Calculus 25
Directed Electives (select courses from two different subject areas)
ACC 102Managerial Accounting *3
MKT 101Principles of Marketing (Requires ECO 105 as a pre-requisite or co-requisite) * 3
FIN 100Personal Finance3
FIN 150Business Finance3
IM 111Computer Applications 3
IM 120Electronic Spreadsheets: Microsoft Excel3
IM 200Information Systems for Managers3
Arts/Humanities Elective
Any Ohio Transfer 36 course from ART, LIT, MUS, PHI, REL, THE, or COMM 130
Natural/Physical Sciences Elective
Any Ohio Transfer 36 course from BIO, CHE, EVS, PSC, PHY
Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective
Any Ohio Transfer 36 course from ECO, GEO, HST, LBR, POL, PSY, SOC

 Ohio Transfer Assurance Guide (TAG) course

Some courses are offered in alternative versions identified with a letter after the course number-- for example, ENG 101 and ENG 101A.

  • This curriculum displays only course numbers without the added letter.
  • The alternative version, when available, meets the requirements of the course version without the added letter.



Stani Kantcheva, EdD. CPA, CMA

Business Division Advising

(513) 569-1620