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Small Business Management Certificate Business Total Units: 29.5
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Term Effective: Summer 2006


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 Certificate program are:

  • Complete 29.5 units from
    • Small Business Management Requirements

Small Business Management Requirements - complete 29.50 units
BAD 1 Financial Accounting4.00
BAD 53 Introduction to Solving Business Problems w/Spreadsheets1.50
BMG 52 Written Communication in Organizations3.00
BMG 54 Quantitative Skills/Math3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 6.00 units from the following:
BMG 85.1 Pre-Business Fundamentals1.00
BMG 85.2 Procedures for Starting a Small Business1.00
BMG 85.3 Business Records & Cash Flow1.00
BMG 85.5 The Business Plan1.00
BMG 85.6 Small Business Promotion, Advertising, Sales1.00
BMG 85.8 Taxes and the Small Business1.00
BMG 85.10 Ethical Issues For Small Business0.50
BMG 85.12 Small Business Entrepreneurship0.50
Complete any combination totaling at least 6.00 units from the following:
BMK 50 Marketing3.00
BMK 51 Principles of Selling3.00
BMK 54 Advertising3.00
BMK 60 Retail Merchandising Management3.00
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.

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

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.

Gainful Employment Disclosures – 2019

Program Name Small Business Management Certificate

This program is designed to be completed in 9 months.

This program will cost $3,123.00 if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $0.00 of debt.

The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: CA

For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here:

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