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NOVA 2012-2013 College Catalog: Programs of Study

Small Business Management
Certificate AL, AN, LO, MA, WO, ELI

Purpose:  The one-year certificate program is designed to acquaint present and potential small business owners and employees with the business fundamentals essential to starting a small business.

Recommended Preparation:  The student should possess a proficiency in high school English and a strong background in basic arithmetic operations.

One Year Credits
1st Semester
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 3
BUS 125 Applied Business Math 3
BUS 241 Business Law I 3
1ECO 120 Survey of Economics 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
2SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   16
2nd Semester
BUS 111 Principles of Supervision I or 3
  BUS  201  Organizational Behavior  
BUS 165 Small Business Management 3
BUS 226 Computer Business Applications or 3
  AST  236  Specialized Software Applications or  
  ITE  115  Intro. to Computer Applications & Concepts  
BUS 242 Business Law II 3
FIN 215 Financial Management 3
MKT 201 Intro to Marketing 3
Total   18
Total credits for the Small Business Management Certificate=34

1 ECO 201 or 202 may be substituted for ECO 120.

2 Students may substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.