• Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management Certificate Curriculum


  • One-Year Certificate

    Catalog Year 2016-2017

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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
    MTH065 Beginning Algebra II (or higher)1 4
    WR121 English Composition 4
    16
    Second Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    BA150 Developing a Small Business 3
    BA205 Business Communications 4
    BA211 Principles of Accounting I 4
    BA218

    Personal Finance or Business elective2

    3-4
    14-15
    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
    BA226 Introduction to Business Law 4
    HUM202 Age of Technology: Ethics in the Workplace 3
    18
    Total Credits 48-49

    1A College Placement Test (CPT) score does not fulfill this requirement. Students must successfully complete the required mathematics course (or higher.)
    2Business elective may be selected from any business course (AC, BA, BT or HT) not already included in this curriculum.