The Small Business Management/Entrepreneurial Studies Program is for people who have a skill or idea and want to be their own boss, or who already operate a small business.
Students will study the elements that are necessary for a thriving business: business plan, capital needs, marketing strategies, legal and tax issues, forms of ownership, employee management, new technologies, sales, marketing and new product development. They will acquire skills particular to entrepreneurs but transferable to the general business environment.
Graduates of the program will be able to:
- Recognize entrepreneurial opportunities for new business ventures and evaluate potential business success through consideration of the financial, legal, operational, and administrative procedures involved in starting business ventures.
- Communicate an understanding of business principles as they impact small businesses.
- Analyze investment and financing decisions.
Students must demonstrate Algebra I competency before taking courses in the major. Algebra I competency may be verified with a passing score on the College’s placement test or by completing the appropriate class.