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.

Gainful Employment

Entrepreneurship
Small Office Accounting
Supervision

AAS Degree​​

Small Business Management: 64-65 Credit Hours
Fall Semester CoursesCredit Hrs.
SBM109Advertising3
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
Choose one of the following courses:2-3
GT 235Problem Solving Techniques OR(2)
PHI120Logic & Critical Thinking(3)
BUS221Legal Environment of Business3
  14-15

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

Small Office Accounting Certificate: 21 Credit Hours
Fall Semester CoursesCredit Hrs.
ENG101Composition I3
SBM200Elements of Accounting3
BUS100Intro. to Business3
BUS221Legal Environment of Business3
  12
Spring Semester CoursesCredit Hrs.
SBM155Computerized Accounting3
SBM215Small Business Development3
Choose one of the following courses:3
COM103Speech Communication(3)
COM110Interpersonal Communication(3)
  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