• Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management Certificate Curriculum


  • One-Year Certificate

    Catalog Year 2018-2019

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    Preparing a 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 the 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
    • Describe organizational structures of small businesses

    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.

    First Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    BA101 Introduction to Business 4
    BA131 Introduction to Business Computing 4
    WR121 English Composition 4
    HUM202 Age of Technology: Ethics in the Workplace 3
    15
    Second Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    BA150 Developing a Small Business 3
    BA226 Introduction to Business Law 4
    BA218 Personal Finance 3
    BA211 Principles of Accounting I 4
    Business Elective (any BA course not already included in the curriculum) 1-4
    15-19
    Third Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    BA177 Payroll Accounting and Payroll Tax Filing Requirements 3
    BA213 Principles of Accounting III 4
    BA223 Principles of Marketing 4
    BUS219 Entrepreneurial Funding 4
    15
    Total Credits 45-49