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Summer Certificate in Business Fundamentals

Gain Business Skills During Summer Term

Learn business fundamentals over your summers—remotely or on campus. Boost your résumé, bolster your skill set, and prepare for your professional career.

Program Overview

4 Courses

12 Credits

1 required course:


+ 3 business electives:

Choose from finance, marketing, operations, human resources, and risk management

Online and in-person options

Designed to be completed over multiple summer terms

Only open to nonbusiness majors

Popular Majors to Pair With the Certificate

Journalism, psychology, engineering, community & nonprofit leadership, consumer science, life sciences communication, and international studies

Once you complete all certificate requirements, “Awarded Summer Certificate in Business Fundamentals” will be notated on your official transcripts.


The Summer Certificate in Business Fundamentals is an open enrollment program, meaning you can enroll at any time. It is only available to undergraduate students majoring outside the Wisconsin School of Business.

To declare, you must have completed 12 credits in residence at UW–Madison and have earned a minimum GPA of 2.75.

Students are not able to earn both the Summer Certificate in Business Fundamentals and the Certificate in Business.


If you have questions about undergraduate certificates, email the School of Business undergraduate advising center at or call 608-262-0471.

Alternate Business Certificate Option

For undergraduate students, the Wisconsin School of Business also offers the Certificate in Business, an 18-credit certificate with a competitive application.