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SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION 

The small business management program's focus is student preparation for planning, organizing, and operating a small to mid-size business in manufacturing, wholesaling, retailing, or service trade.

The curriculum provides a strong foundation in developing a business plan, managing all phases of a small business, learning accounting practices and legal concepts for a sole proprietorship. In addition, the certificate gives student flexibility in choosing among various classes to customize knowledge and skills acquired to specific needs of a particular small business. 

 

CORE COURSES -  UNITS

 

FALL  SPRING
Business 26 (Small Business Management) 3  
Business 36 (Introduction to Marketing) 3  
Business 10 (Business Law) 4  
Business 7 (Accounting for Small Business)   3
Business 93 (QuickBooks)   2
Option:

Select a minimum of four units from the following options:         

Business 12 (Introduction to Business): 3 units

Entrepreneurship 1 (Intro to Entrepreneurship): 3 units

Business 14 (Business Communications): 3 units

Business 21 (Human Resource Management): 3 units

Business 22 (Introduction to Management): 3 units

Business 32 (Retail Store Management): 3 units

Business 34 (Introduction to Advertising): 3 units  

Business 36 (Introduction to Marketing): 3 units   

Business 40 (International Business): 3 units        

Business 50 series: 1 unit each course              

Business 95/Work Experience 95 (Work Experience): 1-3 units

Business 96/Work Experience 96 ( Work Experience

      Seminar): 1 unit

  4
TOTAL   19

The above listing is a suggested sequence only.  Some courses may have prerequisites.  Students may take courses in any sequence except where a prerequisite applies.

Program-Learning Outcomes (PLOs):

  • 1.  Apply management principles to the selection, establishment, and operation of a small business.
    2.
     Use accounting principles to prepare financial reports for a small business both manually and using software.
    3. 
    Develop understanding of the law and the legal environment as it relates to small business operations.

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