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 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3
COMM 175 Communication Essentials 2
B 120 Sales and Customer Relations 3
CIT 110 Introduction to Excel 3
ACCTG 180 Survey of Accounting 3

The time it takes to complete a BYU-Idaho online program depends on how many credits (or course hours) a student takes each semester. Most courses are worth two or three credits each. A certificate is comprised of 15-19 credits. An associate degree is comprised of 60 credits. And a bachelor's degree is 120 credits.

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 admission requirements can apply to begin the next available semester. Visit our Online Admissions page for information about qualifications, application deadlines, and how to apply.