Small Business Management Certificate

Program Description

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, 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.

NOTE: This program is not financial aid eligible.

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Suggested Courses

Suggested Courses

First Semester

ACCT 170    Accounting Basics – Career I- Fall only (3)

ACCT 171    Accounting Basics – Lab – Fall only (1)

BUSN 110    Intro to Business (3)

BUSN 116    Business Relations (3)

1BUSN 160  Business Math (3)

CS 100 Introduction to Computers (3)

Second Semester

BUSN 230   Principles of Marketing (3)

BUSN 242    Principles of Supervision or

BUSN 250    Human Resource Management (3)

BUSN 245    Business Entrepreneuership (3)

2BE 180        Business Communications (3)

1 Students enrolling in BUSN 160 must have an appropriate placement score (see course description).

2Students enrolling in BE 180 must have an appropriate placement score or have taken COMM 105 as a prerequisite.

Minimum total hours required for degree: 28