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Small Business Management Certificate Business Administration 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.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.

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