Small Business Management

Certificate Program
50% or more of this program can be completed online.

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. degree in Applied Business or an A.A.S. in Entrepreneurship if a student decides to matriculate into either of those programs.

(Housed in the Business Administration and Economics Department)

Distribution RequirementsCredit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER 15-16 Credit Hours
MTH 130 Modern Business Mathematics (recommended) OR
MTH 104 Intermediate Algebra or higher (not MTH 150)*
BUS 200 Legal Environment of Business3
BUS 110 Entrepreneurial Studies I 3
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
BUS 104 Introduction to Business3
ACC 130 Introductory Accounting and Financial Analysis **4
BUS 135 Supervising for Quality 3
BUS 210 Entrepreneurial Studies II 3
BUS 220 Business Computer Applications3
MAR 201 Dynamics of Selling3
* Students with strong math skills should consult with their advisor to select the appropriate math course.
** Students who have completed ACC 101 and ACC 102 may substitute that sequence for ACC 130.

For information related to cost, success rate, and student debt in this program, please visit Small Business Management - Gainful Employment Information.