Commercial Fundamentals

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BYU-Idaho¹s online Certificate in Commercial Fundamentals provides useful business skills in bookkeeping, sales, spreadsheets, and communication, while developing a successful mindset for business and life. In emerging economies, these skills should increase employability and in the small business sector, or at the retail level with a larger company.


Students with this certificate can be suited for careers in the following areas:

  • For emerging economies
  • Entrepreneurship and entry level access for small business
  • Retail operations

To understand more about this program contact our online advising team at

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
B 183 Intro to Entrepreneurship 3
COMM 175 Communication Essentials 2
B 120 Sales and Customer Relations 3
CIT 110 Intro to Excel 3
ACCTG 180 Survey of Accounting 3

Our online degree program allows students the flexibility to finish their degree while balancing a busy life, so the time it takes to complete it varies for each person. Students can accelerate to graduation by taking courses year round, or take a semester off when needed. Students have up to eight years to complete a program.

BYU-Idaho Online Courses are designed around the BYU-Idaho Learning Model, with learning activities adapted to the online environment. The class progresses together through the semester and there is frequent interaction between students and with the instructor. Courses taught online and on-campus are based on the same learning objectives.

Students who meet the admission requirements can apply directly to an online degree program to begin the next semester. Once admitted, students can begin immediately working on program requirements. Students who did not come through the Pathway gate are encouraged to take GS 111: Introduction to BYU-Idaho in their first semester. This one-credit block course prepares students to succeed in the online environment as well as charting a course to graduation.