This program prepares students for ownership of their own business. Courses have been carefully chosen to give the student the solid informational base needed to succeed in business ownership. All courses satisfactorily completed in this certificate program will apply to the associate in applied science degree with a major in management.
Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.
Examines the managerial processes of planning, developing, and controlling human resources within the organization. Special emphasis will be placed on the areas of recruiting, selection, training, labor relations, salary, and benefit administration. Transfers as elective credit only.
Covers entrepreneurship opportunities and challenges facing small business managers including how to conceptualize a feasible business concept, develop a comprehensive business plan, obtain start-up capital, execute the firm's strategy, and maintain financial and inventory control.
Designed for those owning or planning to become owners of a retail business, those involved or planning to become involved in the management function of a retail business, and/or those desiring a general knowledge of retailing as an institution.
An introduction to legal systems and law, especially the U.S. legal system. Business-legal relationships in the areas of criminal law, torts, product liability, and contracts are examined. Consumer, labor, and environmental law are studied.
An introduction to basic accounting principles and techniques designed to give the student a general knowledge of accounting practices and terminology. Students will work through the accounting cycle for both a service and retail business.
Covers the selection of target markets; the controllable variables of the marketing mix including product, place, price and promotion; and the uncontrollable variables including legal environment, economic environment and cultural environment.
* There are prerequisites, course requisites, or minimum placement test scores for this course. ** Electives must be approved by the Program Coordinator + Course only offered fall semester ++ Course only offered spring and summer semester +++ Course only offered spring semester ++++ Course offered in summer term only ^ SOS 050 Human Relations and PSY 271 Introduction to Psychology cannot be used as a social science elective ^^ Consult Academic Advisor for appropriate course ^^^ Course requires a 30-hour practicum experience in addition to classroom lecture hours ^^^^ ECE 120 and ECE 125 must be taken the same semester