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Students in the Small Business Management Program should be interested in the ownership, management, or operation of a small business, or the start-up of a business. The purpose of the program is to develop the owner and/or manager’s ability to organize resources that maximize the potential for meeting business and personal goals. The program emphasizes planning, record keeping, marketing, financial management, and human resources management.


As a Small Business Management student, you should be willing to:

* Work hard
* Develop strong communication and critical thinking skills
* Produce detailed and accurate work



The following qualities and experiences may help prepare you for entry into this program:

* Prior work experience
* Above average math skills
* Detail-oriented
* Basic computer skills



Students who complete the Associate of Science in Small Business Management should be able to:

* Demonstrate proficiency in using Microsoft Office
* Design a marketing plan
* Demonstrate effective business communications
* Describe the components of a legal contract
* Demonstrate bookkeeping skills
* Compute basic business mathematics
* Identify management functions
* Apply the basic theories of economics



Graduates of the Small Business Management program are prepared to work for profit and non-profit enterprises. Graduates should be ready to own or manage a business.

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