Small Business Management

The Spoon River College program in Small Business Management offers a mix of transfer and career courses for the student interested in business. The program may also fulfill a niche for the small business entrepreneur to gain skills needed to be successful in the development of a new business.

Certificates and Degrees

Nature of Work

The Small Business Management program is designed to provide students with a background in business organization and operations, as well as management training necessary for advancement to supervisory positions in small businesses. This program is part of the Business Management & Administration Career Cluster.

Employment Opportunities

  • Owner/operator of small business
  • Bookkeeper
  • Office Manager
  • Business Manager/Supervisor
  • Customer Service Representative/Supervisor

Faculty

For information about the Small Business Management program, contact an advisor at (309) 647-4645.


AAS Degree​​

Small Business Management: 65 Credit Hours
Fall Semester CoursesCredit Hrs.
SBM109Advertising
3
SBM101Introduction to Entrepreneurship3
HS 101First Aid2
SBM200Elements of Accounting3
 Electives6
  17
Spring Semester CoursesCredit Hrs.
BUS100Introduction to Business3
Choose one of the following courses:3
GT 150Business Mathematics OR(3)
MAT125College Algebra OR(3)
MAT132Statistics(3)
COM103Speech Communication3
ENG101Composition I3
 Electives6
  18
Fall Semester CoursesCredit Hrs.
BUS250Principles of Micro-Economics3
BUS251Principles of Macro-Economics3
​CSC101​Computer Applications for Business​3
SBM115Supervision3
PSY130General Psychology3
  15
Spring Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
PHI115Ethics3
SBM122Customer Service3
SBM215Small Business Development3
PHI120Logic & Critical Thinking3
BUS221Legal Environment of Business3
  15

Certificates​​

Basic Culinary Management Certificate: 27 Credit Hours
Fall Semester CoursesCredit Hrs.
CUL150Intro. to Food Service, Food Prep. Methods & Produce Prep.3
CUL151Baking I3
SBM109Advertising3
SBM115Supervision3
SBM200Elements of Accounting3
  15
Spring Semester CoursesCredit Hrs.
BUS100Introduction to Business
3
CUL152Meat, Poultry, Fish & Food Presentation3
CUL153Stocks, Soups, and Sauce Preparation3
ENG101Composition I3
  12

Business Plan Entrepreneurship Certificate: 9 Credit Hours
Required CoursesCredit Hrs.
SBM101Intro. to Entrepreneurship3
SBM122Customer Service3
SBM215Small Business Development3
  9

Customer Service Certificate: 15 Credit Hours
Required CoursesCredit Hrs.
ENG101Composition I3
SBM122Customer Service3
BUS165Human Resource Management3
PHI115Ethics3
Choose one of the following courses:3
COM103Speech Communication OR(3)
COM110Interpersonal Communication(3)
  15

Entrepreneurship Certificate: 21 Credit Hours
Fall Semester CoursesCredit Hrs.
ENG101Composition I3
SBM101Intro. to Entrepreneurship3
BUS151Accounting Principles-Financial3
PHI115Ethics3
  12
Spring Semester CoursesCredit Hrs.
COM103Speech Communication3
SBM122Customer Service3
SBM215Business Plan Development3
  9

Supervision Certificate: 21 Credit Hours
Fall Semester CoursesCredit Hrs.
ENG101Composition I3
SBM115Supervision3
PH 115Ethics3
SBM122Customer Service3
  12
Spring Semester CoursesCredit Hrs.
BUS165Human Resource Management3
SBM215Small Business Development3
Choose one of the following courses:3
COM103Speech Communication(3)
COM110Interpersonal Communication(3)
  9