Small Business Management (CP)
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This program focuses on the theories used to manage and lead a small business. Whether an entrepreneur, small business owner, or franchiser/franchisee, the odds of being a success greatly improve through real-world practices that are taught in this program. The foundation of knowledge gleaned from the study of small business management emphasizes the many stakeholders that are necessary for success. The impact that small business has on one’s life and the lives of others is revealed, along with the contributions from small business to the economy and society. Many of today’s career opportunities have been in the small business sector, and forecasts suggest that this trend will continue. The Small Business Management certificate provides a solid foundation to operate and maintain a successful small business.
Students must complete all specifically listed courses in Major Area Requirements with a minimum grade of “C” or better in order to successfully complete the program and earn the award. Consult with a business academic advisor for recommended course, program planning.
|General Education Requirements|
|APPLIED OFFICE ENGLISH (3-5 credits/units)|
|ENGLISH COMPOSITION I|
|BUS 102||BUSINESS MATH APPLICATIONS||5|
|BTEC 148||BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL SELF DEVELOPMENT||3|
|Business Core Course|
|BUS 028||BASIC ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES||3|
|BUS& 101||INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS||5|
|BTEC 150||COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS||5|
|ECON 101||INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS||3|
|MGMT 101||PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT||3|
|Major Area Requirements|
|BUS 029||BASIC ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES||3|
|BUS 036||ACCOUNTING APPLICATIONS||3|
|BUS 115||SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT||3|
|BUS& 201||BUSINESS LAW||5|
|BUS 251||PROFESSIONAL SELLING||3|
|BUS 199||COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE 1||1-5|
Minimum of five credits/units must be earned in Cooperative Work Experience.
To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Articulate well-considered ideas and written claims to an academic audience, using effective rhetorical techniques, properly credited evidence, and a command of Standard English. (GE)
- Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills. (GE)
- Demonstrate and clearly explain an effective strategy to solve a quantitative problem. (GE)
- Prepare a business plan.
- Analyze a target market and develop product, pricing, promotion, and distribution strategies to meet customers' needs at a profit.
- Describe the U.S. legal system and the legal environment of business by outlining the basic principles of law that apply to business transactions.