Students in the Small Business Administration 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 Administration student, you should:

  • Have strong communication and critical thinking skills
  • Produce detailed and accurate work


Students who complete the Associate of Science in Small Business Administration 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 Administration program are prepared to work for profit and non-profit enterprises. Graduates should be ready to own or manage a business or work in the following areas:

  • Business Manager
  • Bookkeeper
  • Marketing or Development Office