The Business Administration Program – Small Business Development & Sustainability Certificate is designed to prepare students who are interested in starting their own business or for small business owners who want to sustain and grow their businesses. Students will take courses business planning, development and sustainability, management, marketing, basic accounting, and computer skills.
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Upon successful completion of the Small Business Development & Sustainability Certificate, students are able to:
- Demonstrate skills in planning, organizing, leading, and controlling that are necessary to coordinate and manage a small business.
- Recognize and apply interpersonal skills needed in business, including team building, group decision making and providing quality products and services.
- Analyze the importance of profit and goal setting.
- Develop a business plan.
- Demonstrate awareness of various financial opportunities available to small businesses in Southeastern Massachusetts.
Completion of a program is based on full time enrollment. Many of our students attend part time and may not complete within the one year timeline.
To graduate within this program in the specified time, students must begin in the Fall semester and successfully place into required courses based on placement test results and/or high school GPA. Academic advisors can assist with questions.