Small Business Management Diploma

The Small Business Management Diploma curricula is designed to prepare students for the position of entrepreneur and business owner and offers the prospective business owner the fundamentals of starting and operating a business.

 36 - 39 Credit Hours

Upon completion of this diploma, the graduate can:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic financial accounting concepts, applications, reporting and interpretations.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the operation of the economic system and how it affects individuals, organizations and society.
  3. Describe and compare legal forms of small business operations.
  4. Explain, identify and compare sources of funding for small business.
  5. Analyze and interpret financial documents for planning, organizing, and controlling small business.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the role of marketing and customer focus in an organization.
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of the functions of management—planning, organizing, leading, staffing and controlling.

 Required Courses

Choose one of the following courses

  • ENG 101 - Writing I
  • COM 181 - Basic Public Speaking
  • COM 252 - Introduction to Interpersonal Communication

Choose one of the following courses

  • ECO 101 - Contemporary Economic Issues
  • ECO 201 - Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECO 202 - Principles of Macroeconomics

Required Technical Courses

  • CIT 105 - Introduction to Computers
  • BAS 200 - Small Business Management
  • BAS 267 - Introduction to Business Law
  • BAS 282 - Principles of Marketing
  • BAS 283 - Principles of Management
  • ACC 201 - Financial Accounting

Choose one of the following courses

Choose one of the following courses

  • BAS 212 - Introduction to Financial Management
  • MAT 146 - Contemporary College Mathematics
  • MAT 150 - College Algebra
  • MAT 155 - Trigonometry
  • MAT 170 - Brief Calculus with Applications

Choose two of the following elective Courses

  • BAS 170 - Entrepreneurship
  • BAS 212 - Introduction to Financial Management
  • BAS 274 - Human Resource Management
  • BAS 284 - Applied Management Skills
  • BAS 287 - Supervisory Management
  • BAS 288 - Personal and Organizational Leadership
  • BAS 290 - Management, Ethics, and Society
  • ACC 202 - Managerial Accounting
  • ACT 196 - Payroll Accounting
  • CIT 130 - Productivity Software
  • QMS 101 - Introduction to Quality Systems

 

Courses selected cannot be duplicated in core

Students may select other courses as approved by the Business Administration Systems Program Coordinator

 

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