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Small Business Management (Certificate)

32 credit hours

The certificate in small business management is designed to improve and enhance the general business skills of small business managers and entrepreneurs. The curriculum includes classes in business communications, accounting, computer skills, taxes, customer relations, marketing, financial planning and small business management. The program is designed to serve managers and small business owners in a variety of occupations such as residential contracting, restaurants and catering, real estate, personal service industries, retailing, automobile repair, landscaping and other occupations. This program is intended for individuals employed as managers or owners of small businesses who could benefit from additional education to enhance their business skills, for those interested in obtaining business skills prior to the opening of their own business, and for students interested in seeking office management positions within small businesses.

Required Core:

Course Course Name Credit Hours
ACCT 120 Small Business Accounting 3
ACCT 140 Small Business Taxes 3
BUSN 108 Personal Finance 3
BUSN 110 Introduction to Business 3
BUSN 115 Business Communications 3
BUSN 145 Employment Success Strategies 1
BUSN 150 Customer Relations 1
BUSN 170 Supervision 3
BUSN 220 Principles of Management 3
BUSN 230 Principles of Marketing 3
BUSN 250 Small Business Management 3

Electives (3 credit hours):

Course Course Name Credit Hours
ACCT 130 Computerized Accounting Applications 3
BUSN 130 Computer Applications in Business 3
BUSN 210 Legal Environment of Business 3
BUSN 299 Internship in Business 1-6

Gainful Employment Information

By completing this certificate, you may apply for employment as:

Job Title SOC Code
Managers, All Other 11-9199.00
The total program cost for completing this certificate is $4,352 for tuition and fees and $1,467 for books and supplies.

For privacy concerns, completions are not reported for programs with fewer than 10 completers in a given award year. Normal time graduation rates (as determined by institution) are not reported (for privacy concerns) for programs with fewer than 10 completers in a given award year. Job placement rates are only reported for those programs that are required to disclose them for accreditation purposes and for which there were ten or more graduates in the most recent academic year. As a program with fewer than 10 completers, the average loan debt incurred by completers of this program is not reported.

Information contained on this Web site is subject to change. Please check with an academic advisor for current course offerings and program requirements. Current students with continual enrollment may graduate under the current program requirements or any program requirements in effect since first enrollment. Students who intend to graduate must meet with an Academic Advisor to complete an "Application to Graduate" form a full semester prior to graduation. This will help ensure that a student meets all graduation requirements. Remember to always check with the school you are interested in attending for specific requirements.