Biz Ready Certificate Program

Why Biz Ready

Entry-level placement and career advancement opportunities are increasingly competitive. Biz Ready provides the non-business student the tools to gain a leg up on the competition for jobs in all areas of expertise.

All organizations can be viewed, at least in part, as business organizations, in general exhibiting revenue, budgets, branding and marketing, information systems, management, and operations, and existing in and interacting with the broader economy.  This is true whether the organization is not-for-profit, a private-sector for-profit business, or a government services organization.

Thus, in any field or any type of organization, a confident, successful job candidate will benefit from having attained some knowledge of major aspects of the business of organizations, as well as of some critical personal skills that employers look for such as strategic thinking, ability to work collaboratively, and communication.

What It Is

The spring 2018 Biz Ready program is an intensive four-weekend experience providing a gateway for non-business students to get ready to transition from college to business and management positions.   Biz Ready provides matriculating students with awareness of modern business concepts, skills and practices.  The program imbues the future career professional with greater confidence and credibility upon entering the job market.  Biz Ready participants receive a certificate attesting to successful completion of the program to verify resume and other representations to employers.


The spring ’18 program is scheduled over four weekends – Saturdays, and Sunday afternoons.  Activities include sessions with a variety of expert academic and practitioner speakers, covering a broad range of topical knowledge essential to navigating business environments.  Please see the planned schedule.

Student Information Sessions

Student information sessions will be held as follows:

  • Sunday, January 21, 3:00-4:00 p.m., Miriam Hall 103
  • Sunday, January 28, 3:00-4:00 p.m., Miriam Hall 103
To Apply

The eligible applicant must be a non-business major in good standing with at least 30 semester hours completed.  The deadline to submit an application for the spring 2018 Biz Ready is Wednesday, January 31. The first ten accepted applicants who complete the program will receive a $500 program fee rebate.

Program Cost

Biz Ready is not an academic course; there is no tuition charge.  Biz Ready is a Certificate Program with a non-refundable application fee of $25 and a program fee of $3,000.    


During the program, refreshments and several lunches will be provided.

Program Materials

Any/all program materials will be provided.  Participants should bring their laptop to all sessions. 


Business casual wear is required for all program activities; no shorts, t-shirts or flip-flops are permitted.

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Biz Ready Certificate Program

Miriam Hall 230 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2226