online professional development

Business Essentials

In one four-week course, at a cost of just $99, you can pick up crucial foundational skills to help you speak the language of business as you prepare to lead, manage, communicate, collaborate and innovate in any field. Whether you’re using this course for professional development to move forward in an established career or exploring the possibility of graduate school, this low-risk opportunity can help you discover and live into your career potential.

Program Benefits

  • Acquire a basic business acumen in a four-week, self-paced course
  • Develop confidence in your leadership and communication abilities
  • Identify and understand your strengths and weaknesses
  • Earn credits that can be applied to Trevecca’s MBA degree program*

What to Expect

In Trevecca’s online, self-paced Business Essentials course, you’ll acquire basic business skills that are valuable to professionals in any line of work, especially aspiring managers or executives who are moving into leadership roles. Four weeks and $99 are all it takes to build some foundational skills that can help take your career to new heights, whether that’s now or in the future.

The course can also serve as a low-risk trial run for graduate school, and credits can be transferred to Trevecca’s MBA degree program. Taking the course for credit* provides a head start toward a master’s degree if you choose to continue your advanced education in business.

Why Choose Trevecca?

2024 #2 Online College in Tennessee, intelligent.comFounded in 1901 and a leader in online education for more than two decades, Trevecca has been recognized nationally and locally for providing our students with the highest level of academic quality and rigor. We offer a holistic education focused on the intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual health of all the students in our diverse student body.

Our faith-based lens helps you flourish with integrity and adeptly manage the evolving challenges and opportunities in your professional setting.


*Requires an additional $150 transcript fee

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