Small Business Management

Business & Technology
Specialized Diploma conferred

Program Narrative
Small business continues to be a major area of economic growth, outstripping projected rates for other business sectors. Over one half of all employed people in the United States are working in small businesses. If you are planning to be a part of that growth, you will want to have an edge on the competition.

Northampton's Small Business Management program is designed specifically for small business owners and managers, or potential owners and managers.

If you're a small business owner who thinks you can't find the time to improve your business skills, Northampton's specialized diploma program is for you. The program can be completed online for added convenience.

If you've always wanted to start your own business, this program is also a great option. By completing this sequence of courses, you can take your idea from dream to business plan.

Program Features
Course work in this program is up-to-date and practical, covering a variety of relevant topics such as marketing and sales, financial and personnel management, microcomputers for small business, and small business law.

Our program can be completed in convenient evening sessions or online, allowing you to earn your diploma and still maintain your full-time job. Upon graduation, you will be ready to succeed on your own terms in your own business. Members of Northampton's placement staff, as well as instructors within the program, can assist you in meeting your career goals.

Contact the Admissions Office at 610-861-5500 for further information.

Program Outcomes
Graduates of the program will:

  • Apply practices necessary to operate a small business successfully.
  • Understand the role of all major business functions in the successful operation of the small business.
  • Develop comprehensive and thorough business plans.
  • Understand the risks and rewards of entrepreneurship.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge base that will allow them to continue to learn and develop skills to enhance their ability to operate a small business.
  • Recognize where to go to find help and information to support their entrepreneurial efforts.
  • Understand accounting transactions and use financial statements as decision-making tools.
Small Business Management,
Specialized Diploma

Course Code Course Title
Credits
SBUS 101 Introduction to Small Business
1
SBUS 102 Accounting for Small Business
2
SBUS 103 Financial Management for Small Business
1
SBUS 105 Marketing Methods for Small Business
1
SBUS 106 Personnel Management
1
SBUS 110 Business Planning for Small Business
1
SBUS ___ Small Business Electives +
3
Total Credits
10

+ Small Business Elective options: SBUS 107, 108, 109, 111, 112, 114


Career Potential:
Business Owner, Small Business Manager

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