Small Business Management

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Small Business Management

A.A.S.

Expected Hours for A.A.S. Degree

60

What is Business, Small Business Management Concentration?

This concentration is for individuals who want to start a business or who have a small business and need more knowledge on how to increase markets, profits and productivity by using management tools and techniques.

This is an occupational program designed to equip students for employment. This program is not a transfer program, although many institutions accept all or part of the course work toward the bachelor’s degree.

What will I learn?

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to do the following:

  1. Describe the process of starting a small business, including the development of an effective business plan.
  2. Discuss various financing options, risk management options, global opportunities, and exit strategies.
  3. Describe the process of managing human resources and the key issues in managing the firm’s assets.

What is the cost?

  • State residents: $152 per credit hour
  • Out-of-State residents: $475 per credit hour
  • Registration fees vary but are applied to your tuition costs for summary. You can check the updated page for fees, tuition, and expenses.

What are my options to pay for this degree?

  • Apply for financial aid at www.FAFSA.gov
  • A student is encouraged to apply early for financial aid. He/she must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the FAFSA Renewal Application as soon as possible after October 1 to ensure that the Financial Aid Office receives the Institutional Student Information Record and other documents prior to the priority deadline. July 1st is the priority deadline for applying for the fall semester and December 1st for the spring semester.

Program Schedule


Fall Semester

*ENGL 1010

English Composition I

3

GEN 1010

First Year Seminar

3

*INFS 1010

Computer Applications

3

*BUSN 1305

Introduction to Business

3

*ACCT 1010

Principles of Accounting I

3

Fall Semester Milestones

  • Complete any learning support courses required for ENGL 1010.
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  • FINANCIAL AID ALERT-If you plan to receive aid, the priority deadline to apply or renew your FAFSA and submit any requested documentation is July 1. Please consult a financial aid specialist and the business office prior to the start of classes to check on fees/expenses and to ensure that you are in good standing.
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  • Work with your advisor to discuss Spring registration.  Remember, advising is key to success!
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  • Successful completion of learning support required for Math 1530.
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  • Successful completion of ACCT 1010 required for progression to ACCT 1020. A grade of C or higher is recommended.

Spring Semester

ACCT 1020

Principles of Accounting II

3

HUM 2230 

or

ART 1030

Ethics

or

Art Appreciation

3

BUSN 1310

Business Communications

3

*BUSN 1320

Business Calculations

3

*BUSN 1380

Supervisory Management

3

  • Spring Semester Milestones
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  • FINANCIAL AID ALERT-Please consult a financial aid specialist and the business office prior to the start of classes to check on fees/expenses and to ensure that you are in good standing. If this is your first term of enrollment and you plan to receive aid, the priority deadline to apply or renew your FAFSA and submit any requested documentation is December 1.
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  • Work with your advisor to discuss Fall registration. Remember, advising is key to success!

Fall Semester

BUSN 1300

Personal Finance

3

*BUSN 2330

Principles of Management

3

BUSN 2380

Principles of Marketing

3

MATH 1530

Introductory Statistics

3

SPCH 1010

Fundamentals of Speech Communication

3

Fall Semester Milestones

  • FINANCIAL AID ALERT-If you plan to receive aid, the priority deadline to apply or renew your FAFSA and submit any requested documentation is July 1. Please consult a financial aid specialist and the business office prior to the start of classes to check on fees/expenses and to ensure that you are in good standing.
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  • CONGRATULATIONS-Upon completion of BUSN 1380, you now have also completed Business and Management Technical Certificate!  Apply to graduate with your certificate through Enrollments Services at U117.
  • Work with your advisor to discuss Spring registration when contacted. Remember, advising is key to success!

Spring Semester

BUSN 2370

Legal Environment of Business

3

BUSN 1330

Entrepreneurship

3

BUSN 1340

Small Business Management

3

ECON 2020

or

ECON 2010 

Microeconomics 

or

Macroeconomics

3

BUSN 2320

Business Finance

3

Spring Semester Milestones

  • FINANCIAL ALERT-Please consult a financial aid specialist and the business office prior to the start of classes to check on fees/expenses and to ensure that you are in good standing.
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  • Congratulations!  After you complete this semester’s courses and maintain an overall 2.0 GPA, you will be a Cleveland State graduate.
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  • Apply to graduate by completing the online Intent to Graduate form under the Graduation Tab within Registration Tools & Forms on CougarNet.
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  • Complete required program test and exit exam in the Testing Center. Schedule to take your exams by going to mycs.cc/testing.
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