Small Business Management Certificate

Juneau, e-Learning

The one-year Small Business Management certificate enables the student to explore business career options and gives entry-level job or upgrade skills for employment advancement. It may also be the first year of training towards the two-year Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration. The Small Business Management curriculum is designed to provide education in business theory and practical applications necessary for owners, managers, and employees of small business firms. Students planning to pursue an Associate degree or Bachelor's degree should consult with an advisor for the business programs.

Minimum Credit Hours 30
General Requirements 9
Program Requirements 21
General Requirements
Written and Oral Communication Skills
Select two of the following (6 credits):6
Business English
Business Communications
*Fundamentals of Oral Communication 1
*Small Group Communication and Team Building 1
*Interpersonal Communication 1
*Writing Across Contexts
Computational Skills
MATH S105Intermediate Algebra (or higher math)3-4
or BA S116 Business Mathematics
Program Requirements
ACCT S201Principles of Financial Accounting3
or ACCT S100 Recordkeeping for Small Businesses
BA S151Introduction to Business3
BA S166Small Business Management3
BA S251Management Skills3
CIS S235Spreadsheet Concepts and Applications3
Advisor approved electives 23
Advisor approved elective3
Total Credits30

Grade C 2.00 or better


Business administration, economics, law science or accounting.


Upon completion of the Small Business Management Certificate, the student will be able to successfully:

1. Develop and draft a small business plan.

2. Select an appropriate business structure to match a business plan.

3. Identify the basic elements of marketing strategy.

4. Utilize effective management skills to communicate at interpersonal and group levels.

5. Use spreadsheets to support accounting, financial, and managerial reporting needs of an entity.