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Small Business Departmental Certificate

Small Business Departmental Certificate

This program is available at the Beavercreek and Springfield - Leffel Lane locations.

This certificate is focused on developing the essential knowledge needed by an individual who wants to start a small business. It will provide the student with the necessary tools for developing a successful business operation. All courses can be applied to the associate degrees in Management or Marketing.

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Outcomes and Curriculum

Upon completion of the Small Business departmental certificate, a graduate will be able to:

  • Apply basic business and management concepts, skills, and tools.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of social responsibility trends, ethical issues, and legal considerations
Course Title Credits
MKT 2000 Marketing Management ^ 3
MGT 1120 Principles of Management ^ 3
ACC 1100 Introduction to Financial Accounting ^  
or ACC 1200 Managerial Accounting ^ 4
ENG 1111 English I 3
ITS 1105 Computer Concepts and Software Applications ^* 3
MKT 2400 Electronic Business Applications 3
MGT 1060 Organizational Behavior  
or MGT 2020 Quality Management 3
MGT 2140 Small Business Management 3
MGT 2600 Legal Environment of Business 3
ENG 1112 English II ***  
or ENG 2211 Business Communication *** 3
  Total credit hours 31
^Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) Credit Available.

* Students with little or no computer background should enroll in ITS 0700 before taking other computer courses.  Students without adequate keyboarding skills should enroll in ITS 0710 before taking a computer class.

***Students who plan on transferring courses for advanced degree work should verify the best/appropriate course selection based on the receiving institution's degree requirements.

Students should follow the recommended sequencing of courses, with consideration to the pre/co requisites, including college preparatory requirements.

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Teresa Campbell, MBA Professor, Management and Marketing