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The Business Anthropology certificate is designed to increase the marketability of individuals interested in working in cross- cultural and international work environments by sharpening interpersonal and critical-thinking skill-sets as it relates to working in these environments. In addition, the Business Anthropology certificate will provide a competitive advantage for students seeking placement in a four-year college for applied anthropology. The four classes will cover a broad range of anthropological topics including methods, business anthropology, and cultural anthropology, with a focus on holism (understanding how various aspects of a society are integrated such as family, gender roles, economics, religion and politics), critical thinking and problem solving. The program emphasizes a practical, interdisciplinary, real world approach to anthropology with the purpose of attaining employment outside of academia. This certificate requires 14 credits in the courses listed below.

For more information about Anthropology, please visit the program page.

Certificate Requirements

Field of Study Code: ANTHR.CER.BUSIN

ANTHR 1100Cultural Anthropology3
ANTHR 1110Business Anthropology3
ANTHR 2100Introduction to Anthropological Methods4
ANTHR 2210Field Experience/Applied Anthropology4
Total Credits14

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
ANTHR 1100 Cultural Anthropology 3
Second Semester
ANTHR 1110 Business Anthropology 3
Third Semester
ANTHR 2100 Introduction to Anthropological Methods 4
Fourth Semester
ANTHR 2210 Field Experience/Applied Anthropology 4
 Total Credits14

Program Milestones

First Semester

  • Consider joining or visiting with a professional, cultural or interest-based Student Club. If you have not done so yet this semester, it is important to make an appointment with a Faculty or Program Advisor to discuss your future academic progress.