50th Anniversary

Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management

Program Goals: 
The Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management Certificate focuses on the skills and knowledge needed to create or manage a small business.
Student Learning Outcomes: 
Upon completion of the program graduates will be able to:
  • Understand the actions taken to acquire and retain customers; produce goods and services; and measure/track financial performance.
  • Understand the leadership skills and personal characteristics needed to succeed in starting and managing a small business.
  • Research, develop and implement a business plan.
  • Analyze financial statements to determine strengths or weaknesses of an existing business.
  • Understand the basic principles of small business marketing.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in computer applications.
  • Communicate effectively using written, oral and nonverbal techniques, including the use of appropriate technology in the gathering and presentation of information.
Admissions Process: 
Admissions inquiries should be directed to admissions [at] qcc [dot] mass [dot] edu. Prospective students may apply to the program of their choice by following the enrollment steps at the following link: http://www.qcc.edu/pages/Enrollment_Steps.html
CORI, SORI, Finger Printing & Drug Testing: 
A Criminal Offenders Record Information (CORI) and Sexual Offenders Record Information (SORI) are not required. Finger printing and drug testing are not required.
Additional Cost: 
See http://www.qcc.edu/admissions/tuition-and-fees/program-fees for program fees for this program. (Note: Not all programs have program fees).
Technical Performance Standards: 
See the Technical Performance Standards page. (Note: Not all programs have technical performance standards)  
Credit for Prior Learning: 
Students enrolled in this program may be able to earn academic credit for prior learning.Please contact the Student Employment and Transfer Center at careerservices [at] qcc [dot] mass [dot] edu, 508.854.4439, Room 272 A.
Career Outlook: 
Please consult The Massachusetts Career Information System at http://masscis.intocareers.com/ or The Occupational Outlook Handbook at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ for specific occupational information. The CIP code for this program is 52.0402.
Transfer Articulations & Opportunities: 
Prospective students may learn more about transfer articulation agreements at the following link: http://www.qcc.mass.edu/transfer/ArticPathways.html. More information regarding transfer opportunities is available at: http://www.qcc.mass.edu/transfer.
Additional Information: 
At present, this program is not approved for federal financial aid eligibility.
Course Title Course # Semester Offered Plan to Take Grade Credits Prerequisites
Semester 1
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management MGT 216 F/S/SU     3 ENG 100 or approp place score
Introduction to Microcomputer Applications CIS 111 F/S/SU     3  
Financial Accounting I ACC 101 F/S/SU     3 ENG 100 or approp place score, MAT 090
Personal Financial Planning FIN 111 F/S/SU     3 MAT 090 or approp place score
English Composition & Literature I ENG 101 F/S/SU     3 ENG 100 or approp place score
Semester 2
Small Business Finance FIN 216 S     3 ACC 101
Computerized Accounting ACC 231 S     3 ACC 101
Microeconomics* ECO 216 F/S/SU     3 ENG 100 or approp place score
Principles of Marketing MRK 201 F/S/SU     3 ENG 100 or approp place score
Total Credits Required:         27  

Program Notes: