Texas Tech University

Rawls College Offers Summer Certificate Program for Non-Business Majors

Chelsea Grunden



The Rawls College will offer its first Summer Business Institute – a certificate program for non-business majors – from June 5 to Aug. 8. The application for the program is open and 100 full-time Texas Tech students in good standing will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The Rawls Summer Business Institute is an intensive 9-hour immersion certificate program designed to provide non-business majors an understanding of business principles. Students will take business courses and participate in career development workshops and seminars.

Students will learn the fundamentals of accounting, business law, business strategy, finance, information technology, management, marketing and operations management.

"This certificate will be useful for a student in any major, because understanding basic business principles is essential for success in any profession," Dennis Arnett, associate dean for undergraduate studies and external relations and John B. Malouf Professor of Marketing, said. "Everyone can benefit from knowing how to read a financial statement, write a marketing plan and being prepared to manage projects and employees."

Students are required to attend all of the courses and successfully complete the required coursework. Additionally, students are encouraged to attend career development activities, such as resume writing, interview techniques and business professionalism tips, through the Rawls College Career Management Center.

The classes in the program will run from 9 to 11:50 a.m. every weekday in the summer. The schedule is separated into three parts:

Part 1: June 5 - June 26
BA 3011. Accounting Basics | 9 - 9:50 a.m.
BA 3014. Information Technology Basics | 10 - 10:50 a.m.
BA 3015. Management Basics | 11 - 11:50 a.m.

Part 2: June 27 - July 18
BA 3013. Finance Basics | 9 - 9:50 a.m.
BA 3016. Marketing Basics | 10 - 10:50 a.m.
BA 3019. Operations Management Basics | 11 - 11:50 a.m.

Part 3: July 19 – August 8
BA 3019. Business Strategy Basics (capstone) | 9 - 10:50 a.m.
BA 3010. Business Law Basics | 11 - 11:50 a.m.

Students can apply online, see the exact schedule and read FAQs about the program here. For additional questions, students can contact Adrienne Carnes, senior director for the Rawls College Undergraduate Services Center, at Adrienne.Carnes@ttu.edu or 806-742-3171.