Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship Certificate

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Gain small business savvy

Small business is big business. Nearly 90 percent of businesses in America have fewer than 20 workers. And 9 million Americans are self-employed. With determination, education and experience, you can join them and learn how to become your own boss. Discover key elements of financial management, planning and strategy for entrepreneurs with a Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship Certificate.

In this Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship Certificate program, you’ll learn:

  • Small business development
  • Financial management for small business
  • Marketing for small business
  • Business law and regulatory issues
  • Analysis of business opportunities

Course length:

5 weeks

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Requirements and prerequisites

You’ll need 18 credits from a set of required courses to complete this certificate program. Required courses may vary based on previous experience, training or transferable credits.

Transfer credits

Earn your certificate faster. Transfer eligible college credits or apply to have relevant experience evaluated for potential college credit. Contact an enrollment representative at 844.YES.UOPX for more information.

Core courses

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Financial Management In The Small Business fin375
Small Business: Structure, Planning, Funding mgt401
Small Business Marketing mkt431
Fundamentals Of Digital Marketing mkt440
Fundamentals Of Human Resource Management hrm300
Business Law For Small Business And Entrepreneurs law441
Innovative Leadership ldr300
Evaluating New Business Opportunities mgt418
Small Business And Entrepreneurial Planning mgt465

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Learn on your schedule

Designed to fit into the lives of busy working adults, our Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship Certificate can be completed in short, manageable, 5-week courses.

Learn from experienced instructors

Taught by industry professionals with an average of 25 years of experience, our courses integrate real-world business principles that can position you for a variety of careers.

Take the next step

It’s time to let your education prepare you for the next phase of your career. You’ve got the will. And by taking one course at a time toward a Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship Certificate, you’ve got the way.

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