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Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
Certificate Program

Catalog Year 2013-2014 

MHCC Faculty Adviser
Mike Brayson: 503-491-7118 Room AC2688

Preparing the student to start and successfully operate his or her own small business is the emphasis of the Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management program. This program encompasses all aspects of starting a business from initial evaluation of an opportunity and forming the structure of the business to operational management. Essential elements covered in this program include:

  • Risks involved in starting a business
  • Valuing an existing business
  • Fundamentals of franchising
  • Effective small business operating methods
  • Cash flow analysis

Program Outcomes
At the completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Construct a feasibility study
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of a balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement
  • Demonstrate primary management skills

A one-year certificate program is available for students who already have a marketable skill or product ready for market. All of the courses in the one-year certificate program may be applied to the two-year degree program. Therefore, it is easy for a student who earns a one-year certificate to decide to go on for an AAS degree. Please refer to Business Management: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management.

For program costs, completions and job placement information, please click here.

First Quarter (Fall)  Cr 
BA101  BA101 Introduction to Business 4
BA131  Introduction to Business Computing or
CIS120 Computer Concepts I and CIS120L
Computer Concepts Lab I
MTH065  Beginning Algebra II (or higher)1, 2 4
WR121  English Composition 4
Second Quarter (Winter) 
BA150  Developing a Small Business 3
BA211  Principles of Accounting I 4
BA226  Introduction to Business Law 4
BA238  Sales 4
  Adviser-approved Elective2  3
Third Quarter (Spring) 
BA206  Management and Supervisory Fundamentals 4
BA249  Retail Management 3
BA250  Small Business Management 4
HUM202  Age of Technology: Ethics in the Workplace 3
  Total Credits  48 

1Students may not use demonstrated proficiency on the College Placement Test (CPT) to satisfy this requirement.
2Business elective may be selected from any business course (BA) not already included in this curriculum.

‡See pages 20 of the printed catalog.

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