2016-17 Catalog

Small Business Management



The Small Business Management certificate is designed for students wishing to start their own business in an entrepreneurial environment or for students who are interested in managing a small business in a variety of business sectors, including wholesale, manufacturing, health care, food service, and governmental agencies. This certificate will provide students with an introduction to business organization and operations. It will also provide students with the knowledge and insight necessary to develop strong management skills, which are often necessary for advancement to supervisory positions in a small business. Students pursuing this certificate are permitted six semester hours of directed electives. This level of flexibility will allow students to select courses specific to their individual strengths, interests, and goals.

Admission to the Program: Open

First-Time Enrollees

  1. Complete an application for admission and, if desired, apply for financial aid.
  2. Send an official high school transcript or GED score report to the Admissions and Records Office.
  3. Complete the placement exam, COMPASS.
  4. Meet with an advisor/counselor to select classes and complete the registration process.

Department of Career, Technical & Health Education

2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.
Galesburg, IL 61401
Phone: 309.341.5254

For Additional Information Contact:

The Welcome Center
Phone: 309.345.3500

For Graduation Requirements:

See the graduation policies and procedures page for details.


Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Summer SessionSemester Hours
BOC.100 Business Mathematics 3
ENG.101 Freshman Composition 1 3
Fall Semester
ACC.101 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
BLA.202 Business Law 3
BUS.100 Introduction to Business 3
BUS.111 Small Business Principles 3
ICT.110 Computer Software Applications 3
Spring Semester
ACC.102 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
ACC.203 Accounting Software 3
BOC.120 Customer Service 2
BUS.201 Management Fundamentals 3
Directed Electives 6
 Total Semester Hours38

Students who do not satisfy the course prerequisites for ICT.110 Computer Software Applications will be required to enroll in preparatory coursework.

Directed Electives

BUS.291Professional Internship 13
BUS.292Professional Internship 23
BUS.101Marketing Fundamentals3
BUS.102Sales Fundamentals3
BUS.200Advertising Fundamentals3
BOC.107Tech Skills for Business Environment3
ENG.120Report Writing3
OMS.200Human Resources Management3

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with the Dean of Social/Business Sciences prior to enrolling in a directed elective course.

Johnson, Jill L
assistant professor, psychology
associate dean of social & business sciences

Williams, Keith W
instructor, economics/business administration
coordinator, business programs