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Entrepreneurship and Small Business (Certificate)

Develop entrepreneurial thinking and actions to sharpen small business management skills.

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Chair of the Department of Management, Professor and Co-Director of Global Business Institute
Secretary of the Department of Management and International Business
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The Entrepreneurship and Small Business Certificate provides an educational opportunity for non-degree seeking members of the local and regional business communities, including women and others who may be underrepresented. This program provides learners with critical knowledge and skills recognized as being essential towards enhancing the performance and profitability of small business organizations. The program helps them develop entrepreneurial thinking and actions and sharpens their small business management skills in various functions such as financing, operations, accounting, human resources, marketing, and risk management.

The Entrepreneurship and Small Business Certificate also enables learners to apply for jobs in their major field requiring supervisory and management skills. For non-business majors, having a background in entrepreneurship and small business will make them more attractive to employers who tend to value organizational and entrepreneurial competencies in their employees. Those who expect to own and manage family businesses in areas such as retail, recreation, food services, food processing and small manufacturing, can tremendously benefit from this program.

Required General Education Courses

ECON 121-Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 122-Principles of Microeconomics

Required Courses

ACCT 120-Small Business Accounting
MGMT 244-Principles of Management
MGMT 325-Entrepreneurship
MKTG 310-Marketing Principles & Practices
FIN 300-Entrepreneurial Finance
LAW 331-Law & Legal Environment
MGMT 391-Small Business Management
MGMT 440-Small Business Internship & Seminar

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