Small Business & Entrepreneurship
The Small Business and Entrepreneurship certificate program is ideal for individuals planning to consult for small businesses or to open a small business. This intensive introduction to business planning includes defining the primary vision through market size assessment and strategic operations planning; how to finance, staff, and implement a new venture; and how to manage growth.
The Small Business Institute® consistently wins national recognition in the annual Case of the Year competitions. The primary report, prepared by an MBA student consulting team for a client’s small business (under the direction of a faculty advisor), provides a unique, real-life learning experience for the students and a bankable business plan for the client.
Getting started is easy, just complete the online application for admission and provide a transcript showing the successful completion of a bachelor’s degree or higher and a current résumé. No admissions tests are required. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required to complete the graduate certificate.
Use the Course Planning Matrix to see when Graduate Business courses will be offered.
|BU 5500 Small Business Problems and Strategy: SBI I||3|
|BU 5501 Small Business Analysis: SBI II||3|
|BU 5850 New Ventures and Entrepreneurship||3|
|Plus choose one course from the following:|
|BU 5110 Managing Organizational Behavior||3|
|BU 5190 Accounting for Managers||3|
|BU 5220 The Legal Environment of Business||3|
|BU 5700 Marketing Techniques||3|
Total for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Certificate – 12 credits
Did you know that you can apply your Small Business and Entrepreneurship certificate credits toward your MBA?
By completing the two Cornerstone courses and an additional six MBA courses, you can roll your Small Business and Entrepreneurship courses into a full 36-credit MBA. No admissions tests are required and financial aid is available for qualified students.
Cornerstone Courses – 6 credits
Additional MBA Core Courses – 18 credits
|BU 5110 Managing Organizational Behavior (If not chosen above)||3|
|BU 5120 Financial Analysis||3|
|BU 5190 Accounting for Managers (If not chosen above)||3|
|BU 5210 Economic Analysis||3|
|BU 5220 The Legal Environment of Business (If not chosen above)||3|
|BU 5510 Operations Management||3|
|BU 5700 Marketing Techniques (If not chosen above)||3|
Total for MBA in General Management with a certificate in Small Business and Entrepreneurship – 36 credits minimum