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


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


    FYE101, MAT092, RDG098, or placement
CIS127 Computer Technologies


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


    MAT096 or placement
MGT110 Small Business Management


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


Macroeconomics or



    MAT096 or placement, ENG101;

ECO101 strongly recommended as prerequisite for ECO102

ACC102 Principles of Accounting II


MKT142 Marketing


    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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