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.

Certification 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

AAS DEGREE​​

Small Business Management: 65 Credit Hours
Course CodeFall Semester​Credit Hours
SBM109Advertising3
SBM101Introduction to Entrepreneurship3
HS 101First Aid2
SBM200Elements of Accounting3
Electives3
Total - 17
Spring Semester
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
Total - 18
Fall Semester
BUS250Principles of Micro-Economics3
BUS251Principles of Macro-Economics3
​CSC101Computer Applications for Business3
SBM115Supervision3
PSY130General Psychology3
Total - 15
Spring Semester
PHI115Ethics3
SBM122Customer Service3
SBM215Small Business Development3
PHI120Logic & Critical Thinking3
BUS221Legal Environment of Business3
Total - 15

CERTIFICATES​​

Business Plan Entrepreneurship Certificate: 9 Credit Hours
Course CodeRequired CoursesCredit Hours
SBM101Intro. to Entrepreneurship3
SBM101Customer Service3
SBM101Small Business Development3
Total - 9
Customer Service Certificate: 15 Credit Hours
Course CodeRequired CoursesCredit Hours
ENG101Composition I3
SBM122Customer Service3
BUS165Human Resource Management3
PHI115Ethics3
Choose one of the following courses:3
COM103Speech Communication OR(3)
COM103Interpersonal Communication(3)
Total -15
Entrepreneurship Certificate: 21 Credit Hours
Course CodeFall SemesterCredit Hours
ENG101Composition I3
SBM101Intro. to Entrepreneurship3
BUS151Accounting Principles-Financial3
PHI115Ethics3
Total - 12
Spring Semester
COM103Speech Communication3
SBM122Customer Service3
SBM215Business Plan Development3
Total - 9
Supervision Certificate: 21 Credit Hours
Course CodeFall SemesterFall Semester
ENG101Composition I3
SBM115Supervision3
PH 115Ethics3
SBM122Customer Service3
Total - 12
Spring Semester
BUS165Human Resource Management3
SBM215Small Business Development3
Choose one of the following courses:3
COM103Speech Communication OR(3)
COM110Interpersonal Communication(3)
Total - 9