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Certificate Program

Department:Business Administration

School(s): Business & Entrepreneurial Studies

MCC Program Code: BS02
CIP Code: 52.0701
NYSED Code (BRI): 01215

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75% 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. 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.

Employment Potential
For related jobs: Career Coach
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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).

Distribution Requirements

Credit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER 15-16 Credit Hours
MTH 130 Modern Business Mathematics (recommended) OR
MTH 104 Intermediate Algebra or higher (except MTH 150)*
BUS 201 Business Law I3
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 the 21st Century 3
BUS 210 Entrepreneurial Studies II 3
BUS 220 Applied Business 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.

updated 8/17/2020

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