This program is designed to provide students with basic knowledge and skills to operate a small business. The following topics will be covered: market analysis, advertising strategy, and retail site selection, operations management, and financial considerations. Students will become familiar with an automated accounting package. Small business and entrepreneurial skills will encompass problem solving while utilizing analytical skills in decision making. The students will write a business plan for a start-up organization. Credits can be applied toward an associate degree in Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship.
The Small Business Management/ Entrepreneurship certificate will provide the students with the following managerial skills needed for the positions within small business:
Suggested Sequence of Courses:
Prerequisite or parallel courses may be required. Please check individual course descriptions for details.
1 Three credits are restricted to: BMK*E103 Principles of Retailing, BMG*E220 Human Resource Management, or BBG*E215 Global Business. Restrictive elective should be made after consultation with the Program Advisor.
2 BBG*E210 Business Communication – requires permission of the Instructor or Permission of the Academic Advisor.