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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

Small Business Management, Business Career Studies, C.A.S.

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Major Code: 158

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.

In addition to General Education Outcomes, upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Implement the full accounting cycle for various types of organizations
  • Market and promote products 
  • Use quantitative reasoning to solve problems in the business and accounting fields
  • Analyze how local and global economies affect business management 
  • Use basic application software in the field of business 
  • Demonstrate managerial decision making 

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.

Job Titles: Entrepreneurs, Assistant Managers, Front line shift supervisors, Store managers.

Wage and Employment Trends:

  • According to the American Community Survey by the US Census Bureau, the median income for individuals who were self-employed at their own incorporated business in WV was $42,450 in 2014; for those self-employed at their own unincorporated firms, it was $18,785.

CIP Code: 520701

Total Credits (30)

IMPORTANT GRADUATION INFORMATION: ORNT 090 is a graduation requirement.  See your advisor to determine if you have met this requirement.

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