Small Business Management Certificate Business Total Units: 29.5

Term Effective: Summer 2006

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Fall 2011

Previous Versions:

Small Business Management - effective Fall 1981


The Small Business Management Certificate of Achievement program is designed to give the student immediate business skills. Students have the opportunity to complete many of the preparatory steps for starting a business, and gain experience dealing with actual business situations with small business owners.

More information about the Business Administration programs can be found at the Business Administration website.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this certificate, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate communications and quantitative skills necessary to manage a small business;
  2. identify and apply the elements and processes necessary for effective small business management, marketing, and the creation of a business plan;
  3. demonstrate an understanding of the nature of entrepreneurship;
  4. know and apply business ethics; and
  5. prepare and use financial information.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Small Business Management program are:

  • Complete 29.5 units from
    • Small Business Management Requirements

Small Business Management Requirements - complete 29.50 units
BAD 1Financial Accounting4.00
BAD 53Introduction to Solving Business Problems w/Spreadsheets1.50
BMG 52Written Communication in Organizations3.00
BMG 54Quantitative Skills/Math3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 6.00 units from the following:
BMG 85.1Pre-Business Fundamentals1.00
BMG 85.2Procedures for Starting a Small Business1.00
BMG 85.3Business Records & Cash Flow1.00
BMG 85.5The Business Plan1.00
BMG 85.6Small Business Promotion, Advertising, Sales1.00
BMG 85.8Taxes and the Small Business1.00
BMG 85.10Ethical Issues For Small Business0.50
BMG 85.12Small Business Entrepreneurship0.50
Complete any combination totaling at least 6.00 units from the following:
BMK 50Marketing3.00
BMK 51Principles of Selling3.00
BMK 54Advertising3.00
BMK 60Retail Marketing3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 6.00 units from the following:
BAD courses from BAD 2 - BAD 99
BMG courses from BMG 61 - BMG 67
BMK courses from BMK 50 - BMK 78
HR courses from HR 60 - HR 65
Any RE course from RE 50 to RE 56.

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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