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Small Business Ownership Certificate


My Academic Plan

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your certificate and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.

Program Description

This program is designed for students wanting to complete a one-semester Certificate in Small Business Ownership and start or operate a business. Students explore small business management, finance and marketing concepts. This certificate prepares students for the entrepreneurial challenge of starting, operating and marketing a business effectively. This program includes additional elective classes in the following areas based on your interests: marketing, employee management, financial management, business support and looks at career options.

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First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
MAN 225Managerial Finance


ELECTIVE BUS 102 or MAN 216/160


ELECTIVE Any SBO Certificate Elective*


ELECTIVE Any SBO Certificate Elective*


ELECTIVE Any SBO Certificate Elective*


Total Credit Hours:14

Total Credit Hours: 14

Important Program Notes:

To fulfill Small Business Ownership (SBO) Certificate requirements, you must complete a minimum of 8 Small Business Ownership (SBO) Certificate Elective* credits. 

*Small Business Ownership (SBO) Certificate Electives include: ACC 121, BUS 217, BUS 226, BUS 278, CIS 118, CIS 135, CIS 145, CIS 155, CWB 130, MAN 116, MAN 128, MAN 226, MAR 111, MAR 155, MAR 216, MAR 220.

You must complete 14 total credits to earn your Small Business Ownership (SBO) Certificate. You should not exceed 16 creditsYou may want to check with your advisor to monitor your completion progress and select your electives.