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The Small Business Management Certificate is designed to teach critical skills needed by potential or current small business owners.

By successfully completing the Small Businss Management certificate, individuals will have the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of effective small business practices that can give them an edge in the competitive small business market. (26 credits)

Course Requirements*

Core Certificate (26 credits)
ACCT 211 Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making

(4 credits)
Introduction to the role of accounting numbers in the process of managing a business and in investor decision making.

BA 250 Small Business Management (3 credits)
Analysis of problems of the small firm, particularly for the student who wishes to venture into business.

BA 243 Social, Legal and Ethical Environment of Business (4 credits)
Explores the ethical, political, social, legal and regulatory, technological and demographic diversity environment of business. A student may not receive credit toward graduation for both B LAW 243 and BA 243.

ECON 002 Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and Policy (3 credits)
Methods of economic analysis and their use; economic aggregates; price determination; theory of the firm; distribution.
ECON 004 Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy (3 credits)
National income measurement; aggregate economic models; money and income; policy problems.

FIN 301 Corporation Finance (3 credits)
Nature of finance function; risk and return concepts; working capital; dividend policies; mergers; security markets; acquisition and management of corporate capital; analysis of operations, forecasting capital requirements; raising capital; and planning profits.

MGMT 301 Basic Management Concepts (3 credits)
Study of fundamental principles and processes applicable to the understanding of management. Not available to students who have taken B A 304.

MGMT 341 Human Resource Management (3 credits)
Introduction to the strategic planning and implementation of human resource management, including staffing, development, appraisal, and rewards.
MGMT 321 Leadership and Motivation (3 credits)
Applies organizational behavior theories, concepts, and skills to leading and motivating individuals and groups.

SOC 001 Introductory Sociology (3 credits)
 The nature and characteristics of human societies and social life.
PSYCH 100 Introductory Psychology (3 credits)
Introduction to general psychology; principles of human behavior and their applications.
SOC 005 Social Problems (3 credits)
Current social problems such as economic, racial, and gender inequalities; social deviance and crime; population, environmental, energy, and health problems.