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Undergraduate Certificate in Small Business Management

Undergraduate Certificate in Small Business ManagementThe Undergraduate Certificate in Small Business Management program is designed to acquaint small business owners and employees with business fundamentals essential to starting a small business. A combination of classes taught by world-class instructors and hands-on practical experience show you how to avoid common pitfalls that cause small businesses to fail. Whether you already own a small business or just thinking about opening one, you will learn vital skills and proven management techniques used by currently successful entrepreneurs.

Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
ACCT201 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
BUSS210 Introduction to Business 3
BUSS302 Principles of Marketing 3
BUSS303 Principles of Finance 3
BUSS307 Business Law I 3
BUSS312 Organizational Theory & HR Management 3
COMP127 Office Applications 3
ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics 3
Total number of Credit Hours required 24

Note: Diploma students taking business courses are exempt from mandatory prerequisites.

The following is a sample schedule of the possible sequencing of courses for the Small Business Management Diploma.

Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
1st Semester
ACCT201 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
BUSS210 Introduction to Business 3
COMP127 Office Applications 3
ECON101 Principles of Microeconomics 3
2nd Semester
BUSS302 Principles of Marketing 3
BUSS303 Principles of Finance 3
BUSS307 Business Law I 3
BUSS312 Organizational Theory & HR Management 3

Note: Diploma students taking business courses are exempt from mandatory prerequisites.

* The School of Business at Virginia International University is an Educational Member of the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and has affirmed its commitment to excellence in business education.