Small Business Start-Up

This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Small Business Start-Up program is designed to meet the needs of individuals who wish to become entrepreneurs. Courses provide a background in marketing, management, finance, and a capstone course in which students complete a business plan. The goal of the Small Business Start-Up certificate is to create a foundation for prospective small business owners and contribute to the long-term success of the business community.


Academic Plan Code: 
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Total credits required: 
Effective term: 
2020 Fall
Award notes

This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses within the program.

This program will be replaced by: CCL/5819N Entrepreneurial Studies Level I

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
MGT253Owning and Operating a Small Business3
MKT271Principles of Marketing3
SBS213Hiring and Managing Employees1
SBS214Small Business Customer Relations1
SBS220Internet Marketing for Small Business2
SBS230Financial and Tax Management for Small Business2
  • Create a marketing plan. (MGT253, MKT271, SBS220)
  • Develop a plan to measure marketing strategy. (MGT253, MKT271)
  • Develop a customer service plan. (MGT253, SBS214)
  • Create a strategic business plan. (MGT253, MKT271)
  • Apply basic accounting principles to a small business. (MGT253, SBS230)
  • Evaluate organizational business forms and management structures. (MGT253, SBS213)

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