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This program is offered at Clark State's 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. Students should follow the recommended sequencing of courses, with consideration to the pre/co requisites, including college preparatory (CPE) requirements.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply basic business and management concepts, skills, and tools.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of social responsibility trends, ethical issues, and legal considerations.

Download the curriculum sheet for this major.

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Course Title Credits
MGT 1120 Principles of Management 3
ACC 1100 Introduction to Financial Accounting 4
ENG 1111 English I 3
ITS 1105 Computer Concepts and Software Applications * 3
MKT 2000 Marketing Management 3
MGT 2020 Quality Management 3
MGT 2140 Small Business Management 3
MGT 2250 Leadership in Organizations 3
ENG 1112 English IIor  
ENG 2211 Business Communication 3
MGT 1060 Organizational Behavior 3
MGT 2600 Legal Environment of Business 3
MKT 2400 Electronic Business Applications 3
MKT 2450 Sales and Sales Management 3
  Total Credit Hours 40

* Students with little or no computer background should enroll in ITS 0800 before taking other computer courses.  Students without adequate keyboarding skills should enroll in ITS 0810 before taking a computer class.

Class Schedule Planning

The planning schedule below indicates when and where courses in your program of study will be offered for the next two academic years. This is helpful information when planning your class schedule for each semester.

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