Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management Certificate (ESBM)

(CIP Code 520701)

27 Semester Hours

The Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management Certificate program is designed to provide a foundation for those seeking to start, build or manage their own business. The program introduces students to a variety of topics, such as assessing organizational strategies and practices, developing a business idea and plan, applying sound management principles to real-life business situations, and understanding key functions such as business law, customer service, e-commerce, small business operations and quality. Students will work on their own business plan and will be connected with coaches who can help with individual problems and next steps in their business development process.

Developmental Courses

This program of study requires that all developmental courses must be completed prior to graduation. These developmental courses may or may not be prerequisites to courses required in the program. Developmental courses are determined by placement tests taken at the time of admission into the College. The developmental courses are MAT 031, MAT 032, RDG 032, and ENG 032. These courses do not count for credit in any program of study.

courses required to complete this program

Following is a list of courses required to complete this program. Since some courses are offered once a year, courses should be taken in the following sequence in order to complete the program in a timely manner:


COL 105 Freshman Seminar 303

MGT 121 Small Business Operations 303

BUS 121 Business Law I 303

MKT 135 Customer Service Techniques 303



IDS 201 Leadership Development 303

BUS 210 Introduction to E-Commerce in Business 303



QAT 103 Quality Management 303

MKT 245 Promotional Strategies 303

BUS 110 Entrepreneurship 303



27027Program Total


This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Business, Management & Administration

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