West Virginia Northern Community College

Programs of Study

Small Business Management C.A.S.

 Small Business Management

Business Career Studies
Certificate of Applied Science

This program is designed to prepare students to make sound management decisions concerning the operation of a small business. A basic background is provided in the following areas: accounting, computers and information technology, business law, marketing, business communications, and management.

This certificate program may be transferred to a two year program leading to an Associate in Applied Science degree.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the elements of the accounting cycle and general financial statements
  • Demonstrate an ability to market and promote products
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the global economy and its impact on and opportunity for small business
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of application software used in the field of small business

Graduates of this program can expect to obtain employment in positions such as entrepreneurs, assistant managers, front line shift supervisors, store managers, and customer service representatives.

Graduates can expect to be employed in retail establishments, sole proprietorships, and food and hospitality industries.

Statistically, individuals with entrepreneurial skills constitute one of the fastest growing fields of employment.


Fall Semester

Cr. Hours
ACC 122 Principles of Accounting I        3
BA 240 Business Law I        3
CIT 120 Microsoft Word I        3
ECON 104 Principles of Macroeconomics        3
MGT 253 Small Business Management        3

Spring Semester

Course                                                                 Cr. Hours
BA 265 Business Communications        3
CIT 107 Excel        3
ENG 101 College Composition I        3
MATH 109 Math of Business and Finance        3
MKT 230 Principles of Marketing        3

Total Hours in Program - 30

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