Small Business Management Certificate (SBC)

This program is a great option if you own your own business or are thinking of starting one. Learn the latest concepts in financing, staffing, organizing, and running a small business. Many enjoy the opportunities that come with owning their own business: the adventure, being their own boss, working in a field they enjoy and/or believe in, and fulfilling their own mission.

Number Suggested Course Order Cr Semester Grade Prerequisites/Notes
ENG101 English Composition I

3

    ENG098, FYE101, RDG098, or placement
ACC101 Principles of Accounting I

3

    FYE101, MAT092, RDG098, or placement
CIS127 Computer Technologies

3

    ENG098, FYE101, RDG098, or placement
MAT126 Topics in Mathematics (or    higher)

3

    MAT096 or placement
MGT110 Small Business Management

3

    ENG098, FYE101, MAT092, RDG098, or placement
ECO101 or

ECO102

Macroeconomics or

Microeconomics

3

    MAT096 or placement, ENG101;

ECO101 strongly recommended as prerequisite for ECO102

ACC102 Principles of Accounting II

3

    ACC101
MKT142 Marketing

3

    ENG098, FYE101, MAT092, RDG098, or placement.
                                             Total: 24 credits

Campus/format: A majority of this program can be completed online or during the day or evening at the Gardner or Leominster Campuses

Helpful hints: Students must spend additional time outside of class completing assignments. It is not advisable for full-time students to work full-time.

Transfer options: Some courses may be applied to MWCC’s Business Administration Career and Business Administration Transfer Degrees. Consult with your academic advisor.

Special requirements: Technical standards must be met with or without accommodations.

Career options: This program prepares students with the skills necessary to competitively run a small business. Students may also find employment by small business owners.

Earning potential: Varies according to industry.

Technical Standards* for, BA, BAC, BACA, BUC, CAA, and SBC

*general information about technical standards and accommodation.

Students entering these programs must be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Comprehend textbook material at the 11th grade level.
  • Communicate and assimilate information either in spoken, printed, signed, or computer voice format.
  • Gather, analyze, and draw conclusions from data.
  • Manipulate small items such as a mouse or keyboard.
  • Read data from a computer screen.
  • Sit or stand for prolonged periods of time.

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