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Career Studies Certificate
Offered through AL
CIP Code: 52.0299

Purpose:  This program is designed to prepare students to start and grow a successful small business by providing instruction in entrepreneurial culture, strategy, operations, financial management, marketing, and leadership.

Admission Requirements: This program is open only to students in selected groups as approved by the dean of the Science, Technology, and Business Division at the Alexandria Campus.

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

One Year Credits
1st Semester
1ACC 220 Accounting for Small Business or 3
  ACC  211  Principles of Accounting I  
BUS 116 Entrepreneurship 3
BUS 165 Small Business Management 3
BUS 200 Principles of Management 3
2SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   13
2nd Semester
BUS 260 Planning for Small Business 3
BUS 241 Business Law I 3
FIN 260 Financial Management for Small Business 2
MKT 201 Introduction to Marketing 3
Total   11
Total credits for the Entrepreneurship Career Studies Certificate=24

All first-time students must take a one-credit Student Development (SDV) course prior to enrolling in their 16th credit at NOVA.

1 ACC 211 is recommended for students who plan to transfer.

2 May substitute SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.