Do you dream of starting your own business? Turn your dream into reality by learning the best practices and real-world skills that make small businesses work.
Starting or managing a small business requires you to wear many hats: leader, fundraiser, strategic planner, marketer, salesperson, and human resources manager. This doesn’t mean that your dream of running your own business is impossible. It just means that you need to gain specific skills in many different areas of business. CSU-Global’s online small business management certificate or specialization is designed to give you those skills.
Through a broad range of small business courses, you’ll gain the practical skills you need to successfully plan and manage your enterprise, from the planning stages, to managing growth and hiring employees.
This program consists of five lower-division online small business management courses for a total of 15 credit hours.
This course shall discuss the process of creating and managing a small business or entrepreneurial organization. Students shall learn about the process of business plan development and opportunities and challenges of establishing an independent business.
A study of the role of the entrepreneur in starting and growing businesses and developing new products and services in today's economy. Analysis of the conditions in which entrepreneurs utilize their creativity and innovation to meet consumer demands in diverse markets.
This class shall discuss the options in financing of small business and entrepreneurial organizations. Students shall analyze the best type of financing for the appropriate stage of start up phase for a new business venture. (This course is also offered through CBE. Credits earned using this option will appear on transcripts with an “EX” suffix.)
This course shall discuss important, practical aspects of actually managing a small business. Students will learn the core business processes that are necessary for small businesses to not only survive but grow in today’s economic environment. (This course is also offered through CBE. Credits earned using this option will appear on transcripts with an “EX” suffix.)
This course shall discuss the process for marketing small business products and services. The impact of digital marketing techniques on the small business’ effectiveness in marketing will be examined. Students shall analyze the different methods involved in building market share from the inception of a product or service through the consumer growth cycle as market share increases. (This course is also offered through CBE. Credits earned using this option will appear on transcripts with an “EX” suffix.)
You have two options for completing your online small business management program:
Quickly enhance your resume by gaining knowledge and skills in a specific area that meets your career goals.
If you decide you’re interested in earning your full degree at a later date, the credits you earned in your Certificate of Completion program may count towards your degree!
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