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Entrepreneurship Certificate Program

Certificate -  Business Administration Department

The information below applies to students entering the program in fall 2017 and spring 2018. For the most accurate program requirements for your catalog year, please log in to BHCC Self Service to review your specific program requirements. Any questions? Prospective students should go to bhcc.edu/admissions and contact an admissions counselor. Current students should stop by or contact the LifeMap Commons on the Charlestown Campus - E-Building, Room E-235; Phone 617-228-2230 or email academicadvising@bhcc.mass.edu from your BHCC email.
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.
Total Credits 27
Last Modified Date: May 2, 2017

Additional Information

Division: Professional Studies

Department: Business Administration

Degree Type: Certificate

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Program Overview

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

Career Outlook

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.