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Small Business Management Technical Certificate

Small Business Management Technical Certificate
Type: Tech Cert
Major Code: BSBM-CC
CIP: 0552070101
Educational Plan: BSBM-CC

Program Description

This program prepares students for the management and/or ownership of a small business. The content includes instruction in the planning, organizing, leading and controlling of a small business. Emphasis is placed on selected theories of small business management and decision-making and the knowledge and understanding necessary for managing people and functions. Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of principles and practices of small business management including:

  • Defining and understanding the basic management functions of planning, leadership, organizing, staffing and motivating a small business work team;
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the fundamental legal issues facing small business owners;
  • Describing and implementing an accounting system;
  • Understanding and applying the principles of budgeting and cash management in the small business environment;
  • Understanding the sources of financing available for the small business;
  • Understanding how to advertise, market and sell products and services;
  • Demonstrating an understanding of decision-making, evaluation and the importance and mechanics of writing a business plan;
  • Evaluating the advantages and disadvantages of the three major forms of business ownership (sole proprietorship, partnership and corporation); and
  • Understanding the challenges of family or home-based businesses.

This certificate is upward compatible with the A.S. degree, Business Administration and the A.S. degree, Entrepreneurship and Business Management.

Available Courses
Required Courses
Choose 1 accounting course:
Choose 1 BUL prefix course:


Elective Courses
Choose 3 credits from the following list:
Total Credits:
This program has been identified as a U.S. Department of Education Gainful Employment Program. For more information, visit seminolestate.edu/gainful-employment

Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes for the term.

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