Business Administration-Small Business Management
Small Business Management (CP)
This program is designed to provide current and prospective entrepreneurs and small-business owners with a basic foundation in small business management. Coursework includes accounting, business law, marketing, and business plan development. Upon completion of this program, students will be prepared to take on the challenge of starting, owning, and managing a small business or a franchise.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (3 credits required)
 
BTEC 087
APPLIED OFFICE ENGLISH
3 cr.
or BTEC 107
BUSINESS ENGLISH
5 cr.
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
BUS 102
BUSINESS MATH APPLICATIONS
5 cr.
Human Relations (3 credits required)
 
CMST&230
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
Major Area Requirements
BTEC 101
BEGINNING KEYBOARDING *
1-3 cr.
or BTEC 103
REFRESHER KEYBOARDING *
1-3 cr.
BTEC 150
COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS
5 cr.
BUS 028
BASIC ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES
3 cr.
BUS 029
BASIC ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES
3 cr.
BUS 036
ACCOUNTING APPLICATIONS
3 cr.
BUS 115
SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
3 cr.
BUS 132
HUMAN RESOURCE MGMT FOR THE SMALL BUSINESS
1 cr.
BUS 133
FEASIBILITY PLAN
1 cr.
BUS 135
BUSINESS PLAN
3 cr.
BUS& 201
BUSINESS LAW
5 cr.
BUS 251
PROFESSIONAL SELLING
3 cr.
BUS 260
PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING
5 cr.
MGMT 101
PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT
3 cr.
MGMT 107
SUPERVISORY COMMUNICATION I, WRITTEN
3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 55-59
*Register for BTEC 100



To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Analyze a target market and develop product, pricing, promotion, and distribution stategies to meet customers' needs at a profit.
  • Accurately maintain payroll register as required under federal and state laws.
  • Accurately prepare, interpret, and analyze financial statements for service and merchandising businesses.
  • Prepare feasibility and business plans.
  • Apply legal and managerial principles related to starting and managing a small business.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.