Small Business Management Certificate Business Total Units: 29.5

Term Effective: Fall 2011

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: Spring 2012

Previous Versions:

Small Business Management - effective Summer 2006
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 85.3Small Business Records and Cash Flow1.00
BMG 85.5Small 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 Merchandising Management3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 6.00 units from the following:
BAD 2Managerial Accounting4.00
BAD 10American Business in Its Global Context3.00
BAD 18The Legal Environment of Business3.00
BAD 52Human Relations in Organizations3.00
BAD 53Introduction to Solving Business Problems w/Spreadsheets1.50
BAD 54Microcomputer Applications in Accounting3.00
BAD 55Intermediate Accounting3.00
BAD 56Fund Accounting3.00
BAD 57Cost Accounting3.00
BAD 59Federal Income Tax Law3.00
BAD 64Computerized Tax Accounting2.00
BAD 67Financial Planning & Investment3.00
BAD 98Independent Study in Business Administration1.00-3.00
BAD 99Business Administration Occupational Work Experience0.50-8.00
BMG 61Skills for Managers1.50
BMG 62.1One-on-One Management Communication1.00
BMG 62.4Managing Workgroups1.50
BMG 63.1Motivation and Empowerment1.50
BMG 63.4Managerial Leadership1.50
BMG 64.2Human Resource Responsibilities1.00
BMG 64.4Managing Employee Performance2.00
BMG 66.1Decision Making1.00
BMG 66.2Plans and Controls in Organizations1.00
BMG 66.3Financial Basics1.00
BMG 66.4Project Management1.00
BMG 67.1Managing Change0.50
BMG 67.2Conflict Management1.00
BMG 67.3Mediation by Managers0.50
BMK 50Marketing3.00
BMK 51Principles of Selling3.00
BMK 54Advertising3.00
BMK 57Introduction to Public Relations1.50
BMK 59Consumer Behavior1.50
BMK 60Retail Merchandising Management3.00
HR 60Human Resource Management3.00
HR 61Human Resource Employment Law1.50
HR 62Human Resource Records Administration0.50
HR 63Human Resource Hiring Process1.00
HR 64Human Resource Salary Administration1.00
HR 65Human Resource Benefits Administration1.50
RE 50Real Estate Principles3.00
RE 51Real Estate Practice3.00
RE 52Real Estate Finance3.00
RE 53Residential Real Estate Appraisal3.00
RE 54Commercial Real Estate Appraisal3.00
RE 55Legal Aspects of Real Estate3.00
RE 56Real Estate Economics3.00

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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