Business

Associate Degrees for Transfer

A.S.-T. in Business Administration

The Associate in Science in Business Administration for Transfer Degree program provides students with a major that fulfills the general requirements for transfer to the California State University. Students with this degree will receive priority admission with junior status to the California State University system. Students should work closely with their Folsom Lake College counselor to ensure that they are taking the appropriate coursework to prepare for majoring in Business Administration at the institution they wish to transfer to because major and general education requirements may vary for each CSU and the degree may only transfer to specific institutions.


This program has the following completion requirements:

(1) Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:

(A) The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements.

(B) A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.

(2) Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

ADTs also require that students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
ACCT 301 Financial Accounting 4
ACCT 311 Managerial Accounting 4
BUS 340 Business Law (3) 3
   or BUS 345 Law and Society (3)
ECON 302 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 304 Principles of Microeconomics 3
A minimum of 8 units from the following: 8
Choose one course from List A and a minimum of two additional courses from either List A or List B.
List A
MATH 341 Calculus for Business and Economics (4)
STAT 300 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (4)
List B
BUS 300 Introduction to Business (3)
BUSTEC 333 Exploring Word Processing and Presentation Software (1)
BUSTEC 363 Introduction to Electronic Spreadsheets (1)
BUSTEC 364 Intermediate Electronic Spreadsheets (1)
CISC 310 Introduction to Computer Information Science (3)
Total Units: 25

The Associate in Science in Business Administration for Transfer (AS-T) degree may be obtained by completion of 60 transferable, semester units with a minimum 2.0 GPA, including (a) the major or area of emphasis described in the Required Program, and (b) either the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • identify and explain the major functional areas of the business organizations including management, marketing, finance, and accounting.
  • apply commonly used computer application programs to create relevant business documents.
  • apply accounting and mathematical concepts and principles in making decisions about business operations.
  • assess the relationships and inter-dependencies of economic, social, legal, and global environments in which businesses operate.

Career Information

Account executive, analyst, bank employee, buyer, manager, entrepreneur, financial planner, government service, insurance representative, investment counselor, public administration, purchasing agent, retail/industrial sales, stockbroker. Some options may require more than 2 years of study and additional licensing.

Associate Degrees

A.A. in Accounting

The Accounting degree is designed for students planning to seek accounting positions in business, industry, or government upon completion of two years of college study. The program also meets the needs of employed individuals seeking to learn applications of accounting theory as practiced in the field. The program provides the foundation for individuals to prepare financial statements and record business transactions for all types of business and industry. Students develop a strong knowledge base of U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and accounting procedures. Communication skills, teamwork, computer technology, and ethical behavior are also emphasized.

For those students interested in transferring to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in this major, it is critical that students meet with an FLC counselor to select and plan the courses to fulfill major requirements. Schools vary widely in terms of the required preparation. The courses that FLC require for an A.A. degree in this major may be different from the requirements needed for a Bachelor’s degree.

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
ACCT 103 Intermediate Accounting - Part I 4
ACCT 104 Intermediate Accounting - Part II 4
ACCT 107 Auditing 3
ACCT 111 Cost Accounting 3
ACCT 301 Financial Accounting 4
ACCT 311 Managerial Accounting 4
ACCT 341 Computerized Accounting 3
BUS 340 Business Law 3
BUSTEC 363 Introduction to Electronic Spreadsheets 1
BUSTEC 364 Intermediate Electronic Spreadsheets 1
ECON 302 Principles of Macroeconomics (3) 3
Total Units: 33

The Accounting Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See FLC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • record, classify, summarize and report the business transactions of a company.
  • prepare financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.
  • analyze and prepare financial information for management decision-making.
  • communicate financial information effectively within a business environment
  • provide management support in the budgeting, planning and decision-making processes.
  • understand the role of ethics and standards of professional conduct in the accounting profession.
  • integrate the principles of business, business law, taxation, and economics into accounting functions.
  • apply principles of accounting to business situations and to understand other functions of business: marketing, management, finance and information processing.

Career Information

Career Opportunities: Entry-level employment opportunities include positions in accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and cost accounting. Job titles include Account Clerk and Payroll Clerk. Promotional opportunities include higher-level responsibilities in these areas and the areas of general ledger, financial statement preparation, and financial statement analysis. Job titles include Senior Account Clerk Accounting Technician, and Office Manager/Bookkeeper.


A.A. in Business: General Transfer

This program provides the courses necessary for a transfer to a four-year college in business while also allowing the student to select courses which fit his/her individual needs and desires. Students wanting to transfer to a California State University should complete the AS-T in Business Administration, as this program is designed for transfer to the University of California colleges, out-of-state colleges and other private institutions.

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
ACCT 301 Financial Accounting 4
ACCT 311 Managerial Accounting 4
BUSTEC 331 Exploring Computer Environments and the Internet (1) 1
BUSTEC 333 Exploring Word Processing and Presentation Software (1) 1
BUSTEC 363 Introduction to Electronic Spreadsheets (1) 1
ECON 302 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 304 Principles of Microeconomics 3
A minimum of 6 units from the following: 6
BUS 310 Business Communications (3)
   or BUS 300 Introduction to Business (3)
MATH 341 Calculus for Business and Economics (4)
MATH 343 Modern Business Mathematics (4)
MATH 400 Calculus I (5)
STAT 300 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (4)
Total Units: 23

The Business: General Transfer Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See FLC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • identify and explain the major functional areas of business organizations including management, marketing, finance, and accounting.
  • develop leadership skills that are effective in managing a multicultural workforce.
  • analyze practical business problems and integrate research and critical thinking to evaluate and recommend alternative solutions.
  • apply accounting concepts and principles to make decisions about business operations.
  • integrate management principles in relationship to finance, personnel, products, services, and information.
  • communicate effectively verbally and in writing in various business settings.
  • apply commonly used computer application programs to create relevant business documents.

Career Information

Career Opportunities: Account executive, analyst, bank employee, buyer, manager, entrepreneur, financial planner, government service, insurance representative, investment counselor, public administration, purchasing agent, retail/industrial sales, stockbroker. Some options may require more than 2 years of study and additional licensing.


A.A. in Business: General

This program provides an overview of business fundamentals for students interested in business occupations including positions in finance, marketing, and management. The program is also recommended for general government service occupations.

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
ACCT 301 Financial Accounting (4) 4
BUS 300 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 310 Business Communications 3
BUS 330 Managing Diversity in the Workplace 3
BUS 345 Law and Society (3) 3
   or BUS 340 Business Law (3)
MGMT 362 Techniques of Management 3
MKT 300 Principles of Marketing 3
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
ECON 302 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
BUS 320 Concepts in Personal Finance (3)
ECON 320 Concepts in Personal Finance (3)
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
BUSTEC 360 Word Processing Beyond the Essentials (2)
BUSTEC 363 Introduction to Electronic Spreadsheets (1)
CISA 320 Introduction to Database Management (1)
CISC 300 Computer Familiarization (1)
CISC 310 Introduction to Computer Information Science (3)
A minimum of 6 units from the following: 6
Selected from one of the following concentrations: Accounting, Business, BUSTEC, Computer Information Science, Management, Marketing, Project Management, or Real Estate.
A minimum of 1 unit from the following: 1
BUS 498 Work Experience in Business (1 - 4)
Total Units: 35

The Business: General Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See FLC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • identify and explain the major functional areas of business organizations including management, marketing, finance, and accounting.
  • develop leadership skills that are effective in managing a multicultural workforce.
  • analyze practical business problems and integrate research and critical thinking to evaluate and recommend alternative solutions.
  • apply accounting concepts and principles to make decisions about business operations.
  • integrate management principles in relationship to finance, personnel, products, services, and information.
  • communicate effectively verbally and in writing in various business settings.
  • apply commonly used computer application programs to create relevant business documents.

Career Information

Career Opportunities: Account executive, analyst, bank employee, buyer, manager, entrepreneur, financial planner, government service, insurance representative, investment counselor, public administration, purchasing agent, retail/industrial sales, stockbroker. Some options may require more than 2 years of study and additional licensing.


A.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies: Social and Behavioral Sciences

The Interdisciplinary Studies degree is designed for students who wish a broad knowledge of arts and sciences plus additional coursework in a prescribed “Area of Emphasis”. This program is a good choice for students planning on transferring to the California State University or University of California. The student will be able to satisfy general education requirements, plus focus on transferable coursework that relates to a specific major and/or individual interest. This degree will have an "Area of Emphasis" in Social and Behavioral Sciences. These courses emphasize the perspectives, concepts, theories, and methodologies of the disciplines typically found in the vast variety of disciplines that comprise study in the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Students will study about themselves and others as members of a larger society. Topics and discussions to stimulate critical thinking about ways people have acted in response to their societies will allow students to evaluate how societies and social subgroups operate. (Possible majors at a four-year institution include, but are not limited to: history, sociology, social studies, psychology, and family consumer science.)

It is highly recommended that students consult a counselor to determine the classes within each area that will best prepare them for their intended transfer major.

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
A minimum of 18 units from the following: 18
Select courses from at least 3 different disciplines.
ADMJ 300 Introduction to Administration of Justice (3)
ADMJ 302 Community Relations: Multicultural Issues (3)
ADMJ 320 Concepts of Criminal Law (3)
ANTH 310 Cultural Anthropology (3)
ANTH 319 Visual Anthropology: Introduction to Ethnographic Film (3)
ANTH 320 Introduction to Archaeology and World Prehistory (3)
ANTH 330 Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion (3)
BUS 320 Concepts in Personal Finance (3)
BUS 330 Managing Diversity in the Workplace (3)
BUS 345 Law and Society (3)
COMM 325 Intercultural Communication (3)
COMM 341 Organizational Communication (3)
COMM 351 Mass Media and Society (3)
COMM 363 Introduction to Communication Theory (3)
ECON 302 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
ECON 304 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
ECON 320 Concepts in Personal Finance (3)
ECE 312 Child Development (3)
ECE 314 The Child, the Family and the Community (3)
ECE 330 Infant and Toddler Development (3)
ECE 430 Culture and Diversity in Early Childhood Education (3)
GEOG 310 Human Geography: Exploring Earth's Cultural Landscapes (3)
GEOG 322 Geography of California (3)
GERON 300 Sociology of Aging (3)
HIST 307 History of World Civilizations to 1500 (3)
HIST 308 History of World Civilizations, 1500 to Present (3)
HIST 310 History of the United States (3)
HIST 311 History of the United States (3)
HIST 312 History of the United States (to 1865) (3)
HIST 313 History of the United States (1865-1945) (3)
HIST 314 Recent United States History (3)
HIST 319 American Environmental History (3)
HIST 331 Women in American History (3)
HIST 344 Survey of California History: A Multicultural Perspective (3)
JOUR 310 Mass Media and Society (3)
NUTRI 310 Cultural Foods of the World (3)
POLS 301 Introduction to Government: United States (3)
POLS 302 Introduction to Government: Foreign (3)
POLS 310 Introduction to International Relations (3)
POLS 320 Introduction to Political Theory (3)
PSYC 300 General Principles (3)
PSYC 312 Biological Psychology (4)
PSYC 320 Social Psychology (3)
PSYC 335 Research Methods in Psychology (3)
PSYC 340 Abnormal Behavior (3)
PSYC 356 Human Sexuality (3)
PSYC 368 Cross Cultural Psychology (3)
PSYC 370 Human Development: A Life Span (3)
PSYC 372 Child Development (3)
SOC 300 Introductory Sociology (3)
SOC 301 Social Problems (3)
SOC 310 Marriage and the Family (3)
SOC 321 Race, Ethnicity and Inequality in the United States (3)
SOC 379 Making Social Change (3)
SWHS 331 Cross Cultural Psychology (3)
Total Units: 18

The Interdisciplinary Studies: Social and Behavioral Sciences Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See FLC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • evaluate how societies and social subgroups operate (Social and Behavioral Sciences).

A.A. in Public Management/Civil Service

This program is designed for students interested in careers in state, county, or municipal governments and community-based nonprofit organizations. The curriculum focuses on various competency areas for those wishing either to upgrade their managerial skills or enhance their existing abilities. This program prepares students for careers in civil service. The courses in the program are transferable to the CSU system.

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
ACCT 301 Financial Accounting 4
BUS 340 Business Law 3
COMM 301 Introduction to Public Speaking 3
ECON 302 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
MGMT 315 Government Relations and Policy Development 3
STAT 300 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 4
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
MGMT 372 Human Relations and Organizational Behavior (3)
   or ACCT 311 Managerial Accounting (4)
   or PRJMGT 300 Introduction to Project Management (3)
MGMT 310 Introduction to Public Management 3
Total Units: 26

The Public Management/Civil Service Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See FLC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • provide a comprehensive introduction of the theoretical and practical field of public management.
  • develop an understanding of the role of the public manager as it relates to organizational relations, leadership, ethics, fiscal management and policy-making.
  • develop an understanding of the political, intergovernmental, and external environments in which public managers operate.
  • enhance the students’ academic writing skills for public sector employment.
  • prepare students with the skills and knowledge to work in the public and nonprofit sectors.

Career Information

Program career opportunities include entry level public and non-profit agency careers including Public or Civil Service Program Analyst, Public or Civil Service Program Specialist, Public or Civil Service Program Officer, Non-Profit Agency Worker, Auditor, and Non-Profit Agency Assistant Director.


A.A. in Small Business Management: Entrepreneurship

The Small Business Management degree provides training and education for those wishing to own or manage a small entrepreneurial venture. The various elements involved in starting and operating a small business are covered.

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
ACCT 301 Financial Accounting (4) 4
ACCT 311 Managerial Accounting 4
BUS 300 Introduction to Business (3) 3
   or BUS 350 Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship (3)
BUS 340 Business Law (3) 3
   or BUS 345 Law and Society (3)
ECON 302 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 304 Principles of Microeconomics 3
MATH 343 Modern Business Mathematics (4) 4
   or STAT 300 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (4)
A minimum of 6 units from the following: 6
BUS 330 Managing Diversity in the Workplace (3)
BUS 355 Introduction to Global Entrepreneurship (3)
MKT 300 Principles of Marketing (3)
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
BUSTEC 360 Word Processing Beyond the Essentials (2)
BUSTEC 363 Introduction to Electronic Spreadsheets (1)
CISA 320 Introduction to Database Management (1)
CISC 310 Introduction to Computer Information Science (3)
Total Units: 33

The Small Business Management: Entrepreneurship Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See FLC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • evaluate the feasibility of success when starting a new business venture.
  • research and compose a business plan that can be used for planning as well as financing.
  • employ appropriate management, finance, accounting, and marketing techniques required in operating a business.
  • develop effective oral and written communication skills that can be applied in various business settings.
  • demonstrate the ability to comprehend, apply, and evaluate standards of ethical behavior in various business settings.
  • formulate original ideas and concepts in addition to integrating the ideas of others into the problem solving process.

Career Information

Career Opportunities: There are a wide array of job opportunities in business, finance, government, and other sectors for an individual with an undergraduate degree in small business management and/or entrepreneurship. There are opportunities to be a small business owner and entrepreneur. Business firms of all sizes provide employment and career opportunities including jobs in small business finance, small business marketing, and small business management. Federal, state, and local government agencies employ individuals with training in small business management and entrepreneurship to assist small businesses with government services and non-profit services.

Certificates of Achievement

Business Information Worker Certificate

The Business Information Worker Certificate prepares students for entry-level office, computer, and administrative support positions in a variety of industries. This certification includes courses in: oral and written business communications; computer application skills, including beginning Excel, Word, and Outlook; the fundamentals of computer systems; and critical thinking and problem solving.

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
BUS 310 Business Communications (3) 3
BUSTEC 102 Computer Keyboarding 10-Key 1
BUSTEC 110 Business Procedures for Professional Success 3
BUSTEC 126 Outlook: Basics 1
BUSTEC 307 Computer Keyboarding and Formatting (3) 3
BUSTEC 308 Advanced Computer Keyboarding and Formatting 3
BUSTEC 331 Exploring Computer Environments and the Internet 1
BUSTEC 332 Integrated Business Projects 3
BUSTEC 360 Word Processing Beyond the Essentials (2) 1 - 2
   or BUSTEC 333 Exploring Word Processing and Presentation Software (1)
BUSTEC 363 Introduction to Electronic Spreadsheets 1
CISC 310 Introduction to Computer Information Science 3
A minimum of 1 unit from the following: 1
BUSTEC 498 Work Experience in Business Technology (1 - 4)
Total Units: 24 - 25

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate proficiency in business technology applications.
  • demonstrate proficiency in business administration skills.
  • demonstrate proficiency in business communication skills.
  • apply customer service skills in a business environment and provide a positive customer service experience.

Gainful Employment

The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any program that is eligible for financial aid that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation." The following link provides Gainful Employment Disclosure information for this certificate program:

Gainful Employment Information for Business Information Worker Certificate of Achievement

Career Information

Students who successfully complete the Business Information Worker Certificate are prepared for entry-level positions in office, computer, and administrative support positions in a variety of industries.


International Entrepreneurship/Global Exporting Certificate

This program provides an overview of international business and global exporting. The certificate program focuses on what it takes to launch a small global enterprise and/or take a small business global. The program focuses on global entrepreneurship skills, and the key training necessary to operate and manage a global business. This program is designed for students interested in entrepreneurship, small business management, and international business occupations.

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
BUS 300 Introduction to Business (3) 3
   or BUS 350 Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship (3)
BUS 330 Managing Diversity in the Workplace 3
BUS 355 Introduction to Global Entrepreneurship 3
BUS 356 Global Business Operations 3
ECON 304 Principles of Microeconomics 3
MKT 300 Principles of Marketing 3
Total Units: 18

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the key concepts of business operations.
  • identify the key abilities necessary to create new opportunities for international entrepreneurship, global trade, and global business sectors.
  • demonstrate an understanding of international business operations.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the key concepts in managing a diverse workforce and conducting business in a global marketplace.
  • examine how global trade impacts the US economy, the state economy, and the local economy.

Gainful Employment

The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any program that is eligible for financial aid that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation." The following link provides Gainful Employment Disclosure information for this certificate program:

Gainful Employment Information for International Entrepreneurship/Global Exporting Certificate of Achievement

Career Information

The proposed Folsom Lake College Certificate in International Entrepreneurship/Global Exporting is meant to prepare students for a career in exporting and global trade in any industry, or the ability to take a business global and/or launch a new global business venture. The certificate will provide completers with the ability to work in occupations including exporting agent, logistics, global business operations, international marketing, and global small business start-up.


Public Management/Civil Service Certificate

This program is designed for students interested in careers in state, county, or municipal governments and community based non-profit organizations. The curriculum focuses on various competency areas for those wishing either to upgrade their managerial skills or enhance their existing abilities. This program prepares students entering Civil Service careers.

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
ACCT 301 Financial Accounting (4) 4
BUS 300 Introduction to Business (3) 3
   or BUS 310 Business Communications (3)
MGMT 310 Introduction to Public Management (3) 3
   or MGMT 362 Techniques of Management (3)
MGMT 315 Government Relations and Policy Development 3
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
MGMT 498 Work Experience in Management (1 - 4)
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
ACCT 311 Managerial Accounting (4)
MGMT 372 Human Relations and Organizational Behavior (3)
POLS 301 Introduction to Government: United States (3)
PRJMGT 300 Introduction to Project Management (3)
Total Units: 19

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • identify the various types of public and Civil Service agencies; their administrative structures, lines of authority, roles and accountability.
  • define the various levels, roles and concepts, and functions of public management and Civil Service.
  • describe the political, intergovernmental and environmental, and ethical impacts facing public managers.
  • distinguish the various federal, state and local fiscal planning cycles and their implications for policy making and program evaluation.
  • review the development and management of government budgets, including budget formats, budget cycles, budget processes, operating budgets, analysis of revenue and expenditures, related expenditure controls, and cash management and accounting.

Gainful Employment

The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any program that is eligible for financial aid that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation." The following link provides Gainful Employment Disclosure information for this certificate program:

Gainful Employment Information for Public Management/Civil Service Certificate of Achievement

Career Information

Program career opportunities include entry level public and non-profit agency careers including Public or Civil Service Program Analyst, Public or Civil Service Program Specialist, Public or Civil Service Program Officer, Non-Profit Agency Worker, Auditor, and Non-Profit Agency Assistant Director.


Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship Certificate

This certificate is designed for existing and potential entrepreneurs. It provides an organized course of study that enables students to develop their entrepreneurial skills, recognize opportunities, and learn the basics of starting and managing a small business.

Certificate Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
BUS 300 Introduction to Business (3) 3
   or BUS 350 Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship (3)
MKT 300 Principles of Marketing 3
ACCT 301 Financial Accounting 4
ECON 304 Principles of Microeconomics 3
BUS 355 Introduction to Global Entrepreneurship 3
A minimum of 6 units from the following: 6
BUS 356 Global Business Operations (3)
ACCT 311 Managerial Accounting (4)
MGMT 362 Techniques of Management (3)
BUS 330 Managing Diversity in the Workplace (3)
Total Units: 22

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • create a business plan that covers all facets of operating a business.
  • organize and manage the different business functions necessary for ongoing operations.
  • appraise and evaluate business opportunities.

Gainful Employment

The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any program that is eligible for financial aid that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation." The following link provides Gainful Employment Disclosure information for this certificate program:

Gainful Employment Information for Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship Certificate of Achievement

Career Information

Career Opportunities: There are a wide array of job opportunities in business, finance, government, and other sectors for an individual with an undergraduate degree in small business management and/or entrepreneurship. There are opportunities to be a small business owner and entrepreneur. Business firms of all sizes provide employment and career opportunities including jobs in small business finance, small business marketing, and small business management. Federal, state, and local government agencies employ individuals with training in small business management and entrepreneurship to assist small businesses with government services and non-profit services.