Last updated 3/18/2014
Certificate Code: 9597
Small businesses represent the majority of businesses in the United States. This curriculum provides students with the skills and core competencies necessary to successfully start, own, and maintain a small business or franchise. These courses are quite appropriate for those seeking new skills for a career change.
Students complete courses in computerized accounting, business communications, ecommerce, and a simulation to nurture small business management skills. Students learn how to start a new small business, compose a business plan, compile financial statements, and evaluate a small business analyzing its financial statements. Students develop long-term strategies to ensure a small business or franchise is an enriching experience and a rewarding career.
All courses in this curriculum are available online through Black Hawk College.
Course of Study Outline – Suggested Courses (Credit Hours)
ACCT 121 — Accounting with Quickbooks (1)
BA 121 — Small Business Management (3)
BA 280 — Introduction to E-Commerce (3)
BA 242 — Principles of Supervision or (3)
BA 243 — Developing Team Skills
BA 245A — Purchasing the Small Business (1)
BA 245B — The Business Plan (1)
Business Online Electives (3)
BA 113 — Business Relations III (1)
BA 118 — Small Business Simulations (3)
1BA 160 — Business Math I (3)
BA 230 — Principles of Marketing (3)
BA 245C — Financial Statement Analysis (1)
BE 180 — Business Communications (4)
Minimum total hours required for certificate (31)
Suggested Business Online Electives
BA 110 — Introduction to Business (3)
BA 287 — International Business Culture (3)
CS 100 — Introduction to Computers (3)
ECON 221 — Principles of Macro Economics (3)
ECON 222 — Principles of Micro Economics (3)
1Students enrolling in BA 160 must have an appropriate COMPASS test score (see course description) or have taken MATH 103 or MATH 080.