Small Business Management
- Department of Business Administration
Give your small business a big advantage.
If you own a small business, or have an idea for one, the small business certificate program at Monroe Community College can help you take it to the next level. Here’s what you’ll do:
- Study accounting concepts that are key to making good business decisions
- Create a business plan that gives your company a sound foundation and a competitive edge
- Practice leadership and team building skills that are important to long-term success
- No matter how you look at it, there’s nothing small about the business skills you can gain here.
Calling All Small Business Entrepreneurs
We designed MCC’s small business management certificate for business owners, entrepreneurs thinking about starting a business, and current small business professionals. This program provides key foundations in all the areas you need to master, including:
- Marketing and sales
- Managing employees and vendors
- Customer service
Results mean a lot more than job titles to small business leaders. But graduates have given themselves titles like these in order to grab the attention of prospects and customers:
- General manager
- Chief Operating Officer
- Venture capitalist
With the small business savvy you gain at MCC, you could take one of these big steps:
- Start a new business selling goods or professional services
- Expand or diversify a current business
- Join or lead a family business
- Start a venture capital group within an established organization
If you choose to continue your studies, you may transfer credits from this program to an associate degree in entrepreneurial and applied business studies.
To find out more about the small business management certificate from Monroe Community College, contact the admissions office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (585) 292-2200.
SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
School(s): Business & Entrepreneurial StudiesCIP Code: 52.0701
MCC Program Code: BS02
NYSED Code (BRI): 01215
Small Business Management is a certificate program designed to aid those students who already manage their own companies, are contemplating starting their own businesses, or work for a small business concern. This program will provide basic knowledge in the fields of accounting, marketing, management, and customer service.
These credits may be applied to requirements for an A.A.S. in Entrepreneurship if a student decides to matriculate into that program.
(Housed in the Business Administration and Economics Department)
Program Learning Outcomes
1) Utilize identified accounting concepts to make informed decisions about the operating performance and financial position of a small business.
2) Identify and explain critical factors in starting a small business which could include entrepreneurial objectives forms of ownership financing risk management or entrepreneurial skills.
3) Apply leadership and workplace relationship skills to effectively deal with various small business stakeholders.
4) Identify and describe laws that are relevant to the operation of a small business.
5) Develop a comprehensive business plan.
6) Describe factors involved in effective selling which could include qualifying prospects developing long term customer relationships ethical conduct customer service or selling techniques.
7) Communicate effectively using various forms of communication.
8) Demonstrate effective teamwork skills that enhance team processes.
9) Apply information management skills particularly the use of Microsoft Office software to business related tasks.
Requirements for Program Entrance
One year of high school math, including Business Math, Elementary Algebra with Geometry (or Math 098, or Math 130 at MCC).
|FIRST SEMESTER 15-16 Credit Hours|
|MTH 130 Modern Business Mathematics (recommended) OR|
MTH 104 Intermediate Algebra or higher (except MTH 150)*
|BUS 200 Legal Environment of Business||3|
|BUS 110 Entrepreneurial Studies I||3|
|ENG 101 College Composition OR |
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
|BUS 104 Introduction to Business||3|
|SECOND SEMESTER 16 Credit Hours|
|ACC 130 Introductory Accounting and Financial Analysis **||4|
|BUS 135 Supervising for Quality||3|
|BUS 210 Entrepreneurial Studies II||3|
|BUS 220 Business Computer Applications||3|
|MAR 201 Dynamics of Selling||3|
** Students who have completed ACC 101 and ACC 102 may substitute that sequence for ACC 130.