Entrepreneurship Certificate Program
Certificate - Business Administration Department
|Course Title||Course Number||Semester Taken||Credits||Prerequisites|
|Applications/Concepts||CIT110||3||ESL098 or RDG095 or placement|
|Principles of Management||MAN111||3||ESL098 and ESL099 or ENG090 and RDG095 or placement|
|Principles of Marketing||MAN105||3||ESL098 and ESL099 or RDG095 and ENG090 or placement|
|Principles of Accounting I||ACC101||3||ESL098 or RDG095 or placement|
|Accounting Information Systems||ACC105||3||ACC101; ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement|
|Introduction to Entrepreneurship||MAN107||3||ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement|
|Entrepreneurship and Innovation||MAN204||Spring||3||MAN107 or Instructor permission|
|Small Business Management||MAN207||3||ACC102 or ACC105 and MAN111 and MAN105 or Chair approval|
|Organizational Behavior or Business Law I||MAN112 or BUS201||3||Prerequisites for MAN112: RDG095 and ENG090 or ESL098 and ESL099 or placement. Prerequisites for BUS201: ENG095 and RDG095 or ESL098 or placement.|
This program prepares students to understand the business issues, technical skills and other knowledge underlying success in entrepreneurial endeavors. All of the courses are part of the Entrepreneurship Option of the A.S. in Business Administration Degree and thus could be used to fulfill requirements of that program. The certificate could also be completed to supplement knowledge of those majoring in other disciplines such as information technology, hospitality, or culinary arts who may wish to start their own business
This certificate prepares graduates to start and manage a small business, and to move into management and supervisory positions.
Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:
- Analyze viability of opportunities from various points of view.
- Understand the leadership skills and personal characteristics needed for success in starting and managing a small business.
- Develop and implement a business plan.
- Prepare a set of financial statements for a service, merchandising or manufacturing business that is structured as a sole proprietorship, partnership or a corporation.
- Analyze a set of financial statements to determine strengths or weaknesses of the business.
- Understand the basic principles of business law, contracts and agency, intellectual property and product liability.
- Demonstrate proficiency in computer applications as required to operate and manage a small business.
- Examine management theory and practice, and explain basic business methodology and management issues.
- Be able to identify and analyze the marketing strategies of an organization that can be used to advance its mission.
- Understand the techniques useful in achieving the full potential from limited resources and improving productivity and effectiveness.