Entrepreneurship - Certificate of Achievement Level 3
The Business Department offers Associate in Science degrees and certificate programs in three major areas: Entrepreneurship, Management, and Marketing. The degree programs require a total of 60 units; of which, 24 units are selected from General Education areas and the remaining 36 units are selected from a business major concentration. Several levels of certificates are available in each of the three areas of concentration. The certificate programs can be completed without the requirements of General Education. A “C” grade or better is required in all degree and certificate major and major elective courses.
The business programs are designed for students who are planning to begin a business career, preparing to assume positions of responsibility, or planning to operate their own businesses. The following is a brief description of the emphasis in Entrepreneurship: For those who are planning to start their own businesses, the Entrepreneurship program offers a unique opportunity to learn all the “how-tos” from conceptual stage through implementation and operating stages. Built on the foundation of writing a business plan, to acquisition of funding, to marketing and management, students will be able to learn the A-Z in starting and managing a successful small business.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Identify the purpose of business and its functional objectives.
- Explain fundamental business structure and basic organizational responsibilities.
- Apply an understanding and working knowledge of basic business terminologies.
- Demonstrate familiarity with basic elements of managing a small business or its components.
- Describe various business functions in order to prepare for employment in business or to prepare for advancement into upper division course work.
- Interpret and communicate findings of financial information for management, investors, clients, stakeholders, and other interested users.
- Demonstrate the basic applications of presentation, advertising, and promotion which emphasize integrated marketing communication to a diverse audience.
- Practice effective written and oral skills in explaining solutions to practical business problems.
- Provide an intelligent interpretation of and show a proper use of business statements.
- Explain how legal concepts are sustained by the various laws and regulations affecting business, managers, employees, investors, customers, and suppliers.
- Identify key issues, research relevant data, and show evidence of analytical thinking about possible solution for business opportunities and problems.
- Demonstrate the ability to work and interact effectively with individuals of differing interests, genders, orientations, backgrounds, professions and laws in a global environment.
- Examine the impacts of solutions to economic, ethical, and legal dilemmas presented with working in the international marketplace.
- Explain the importance of the practice high ethical standards in all contacts with various stakeholders by all members of the business community.
- Demonstrate how to develop, recognize, and practice high ethical standards in all contacts with various stakeholders which maintain equity and implement fair business practices.
- Analyze the inter-relationship of legal, ethical, social, and philanthropic efforts of a business as it relates to the business products, services and activities.
- Collect, classify, and record data used to create intelligent information for business decision making.
- Show familiarity with applications of technology in the communication and marketing of business products or services.
- Create and produce documentable solutions to business problems and challenges.
- Prepare reports and papers consistent with the goals and objectives of marketing communication in a proper format
|Choose one of the following:||3-5|
|ACCTG 020||Financial Accounting||5|
|ACCTG 101||Bookkeeping for Small Business||3|
|Plus ALL of the following:|
|BUS 068||Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management||3|
|BUS 071||Legal Environment of Business||3|
|BUS 082||Introduction to Business||3|
|BUS 120||Marketing Principles||3|
|CIS 041||Introduction to Computer Information Systems||3|
|Select 12-14 units from the following:||12-14|
|ACCTG 021||Managerial Accounting||5|
|BUS 112||Advertising, Promotion, and Sales||3|
|BUS 113||Principles of Management||3|
|BUS 124||International Marketing||3|
|BUS 126||Retail Management||3|
|BUS 135||Human Relations and Leadership||3|