CURRICULUM GUIDE

Small Business Management
Certificate of Completion

Curriculum Code: 0903  (Effective Fall 2003 - Summer 2008)

This program consists of practical hands-on courses that provide students with
the basic business knowledge and skills necessary to start a small business. 

Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section for
skills assessment and advising information.

Contact the Business Department, Old Central Building, Room 210, telephone number
(517) 483-1522.

REQUIREMENTS                                                  TOTAL: 7 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
BUSN 191    Independent Study/Business (See Note 1)                        1-3
BUSN 295    Small Business Management                                        3
MKTG 200    Principles of Marketing                                          3

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                               TOTAL:  8-10 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   Accounting                                               3 Credits
ACCG 100    Practical Accounting Non-Major                                   3
ACCG 101    Accounting Info for Management                                   3

CHOICE 2:   Management Related (See Note 2)                        3-4 Credits
MGMT 223    Developing Supervisory Skills                                    3
MGMT 244    Supervisory Management                                           2
MGMT 254    How to Write a Business Plan                                     2

CHOICE 3:   Computer Related                                       2-3 Credits
CABS 110    Intro to Microsoft Office                                        3
CABS 103    Internet Basics for Non-Majors                                   2
CABS 126    Excel                                                            3
MKTG 210    Marketing on the Internet                                        3

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   15

1.    It is recommended that BUSN 191 be taken during the last semester of this
      certificate program. This capstone experience will result in a completed
      business plan.
2.    Students may also choose up to 4 credits from the T.I.M.E. Series (MGMT
      240 through MGMT 279) to fulfill this requirement.

Students should contact the Small Business Management Program Advisor as soon as
possible to plan this program. Students should see course descriptions to find
out when departments plan to offer courses.  Students who for any reason are
unable to follow the course sequence suggested below (for example, those who are
part-time, have transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites
to fulfill) should contact the advisor for help with adjustments.

I                 II
BUSN 295          BUSN 191
Lim.Ch.1          MKTG 200
Lim.Ch.2          Lim.Ch.2