Program Overview

This program prepares existing or potential entrepreneurs in a wide variety of small business functions. The following key areas are emphasized: Financial Management, Small Business Management, Marketing and Business Law. Students will prepare a comprehensive business plan with up-to-date approaches to small business management including: financial management, marketing management, business law, and how to profitably operate a small business.


This certificate is intended for business students and non-business majors who have aspirations and goals in business that will require entrepreneurial and small business management skills.

For gainful employment information, see this program’s gainful employment website.

Business (CS) Requirements

Required Courses Units
ACTG 100 Accounting Procedures 3 units
BUS. 150 Entrepreneurship - Small Business Management 3 units
MGMT 100 Introduction to Business Management 3 units
Select one course from the following: Units
BUS. 101 Human Relations at Work 3 units
BUS. 161 Creativity and Innovation in Entrepreneurship 3 units
BUS. 180 Principles of Marketing 3 units
BUS. 201 Business Law 3 units
BUS. 670 Vocational Cooperative Education in Business 3 units
Total Required Units: 12