Small Business Management Certificate
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|
|Written and Oral Communication Skills|
|Select two of the following (6 credits):||6|
|*Fundamentals of Oral Communication 1|
|*Small Group Communication and Team Building 1|
|*Interpersonal Communication 1|
|*Writing Across Contexts|
|MATH S105||Intermediate Algebra (or higher math)||3-4|
|or BA S116||Business Mathematics|
|ACCT S201||Principles of Financial Accounting||3|
|or ACCT S100||Recordkeeping for Small Businesses|
|BA S151||Introduction to Business||3|
|BA S166||Small Business Management||3|
|BA S251||Management Skills||3|
|CIS S235||Spreadsheet Concepts and Applications||3|
|Advisor approved electives 2||3|
|Advisor approved elective||3|
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.