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Small Business Management Department Overview

Let's Get Down to Business
Learners in the Small Business Management program must be actively engaged in the ownership, management or operation of a small business, or the start-up of a business. The purpose of the program is to develop the skill set of the owner and/or manager in order to organize resources that maximize the potential for meeting business and personal goals. The program emphasizes planning, record keeping, marketing, financial and human resource management. This is a three-year part-time program with online classes that also feature both group instruction and one-on-one mentoring.

The SBM Core program is a hybrid of:

  • online classes to fill in your knowledge gaps
  • web/phone one-on-one consultations making the learning real
  • in-person cohort meetings to learn from other business owners and develop a solid network of peer contacts
  • at-the-business mentoring focuses on your business and allows for real-time learning. These sessions also give the instructor first-hand understanding of your operation so there is knowledgeable support when you need it.

This program is part-time and eligible for state grant funding only.

Core Competencies

  1. Strategic Planning
  2. Marketing
  3. Finance/accounting/bookkeeping
  4. Human Resources
  5. Business related technology

Department Faculty

Dan Sprague,   Dr. Scott Taylor