Being an entrepreneur isn’t just a career — it’s a mindset. In as little as seven months, our Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship Certificate can equip you with the knowledge to help turn your innovative idea into a fully realized business. And since courses are just 5 weeks long, they won’t get in the way of your busy life.
This course provides an overview of the small business from concept through funding. Emphasis on designing a competitive business model, crafting the business plan, forms of ownership, and exploring funding options.
Knowing your customer, growing your customer base and creating a consumer driven culture are key drivers of sustainability in the small business. This course focuses on the functions of evaluating opportunities, creating value, developing effective pricing and advertising strategy.
This course focuses on the role that financial management plays in the development and sustainability of a small business. The course provides a detailed review of forecasting, budgeting, daily cash flow management techniques, and monitoring financial performance. Specifically, students will address funding, debt management, cash-flow management, and financial planning, from the small business perspective.
This course explores the critical role of human resources in achieving business results. The course will help students to have a solid understanding of the fundamentals of human resource management and its strategic relevance in business today. This course will provide students with a critical perspective on the development of human capital in the context of a unified system of attracting, retaining and developing talent that creates and supports the vision and values of the organization. Students will develop an understanding of the critical business implications for human resource professionals today.
This course focuses on evaluating the benefits and risks associated with new business opportunities. This includes reviewing the projected return on investment, the role of risk, investor considerations, strategic planning, and modeling techniques to analyze possible business ventures.
This course focuses on the development of a strategic business plan applicable for the needs of a small business or entrepreneurial venture. This will include a strategic application of financial planning, capital management, marketing, people management, and leadership. Special emphasis is placed on adapting the business plan to the realistic needs of a small business owner and entrepreneur.
MGT/401: SMALL BUSINESS: STRUCTURE, PLANNING, FUNDING
MKT/431: SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING
FIN/375: FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT IN THE SMALL BUSINESS
HRM/300T: FUNDAMENTALS OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
MGT/418: EVALUATING NEW BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
MGT/465: SMALL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURIAL PLANNING
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Attend class whenever it fits your life, day or night because our online classroom is available 24/7/365. Your academic counselor will help schedule your courses for a Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship Certificate.
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