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Small Business Management

Business Management and Administration

Description

The Small Business Management program prepares students to develop and manage their own businesses. Students discover what skills are needed to become an entrepreneur including developing a business plan, identifying market needs, marketing a business, maintaining records and accounting processes, managing finances, and integrating technology into business functions. Students gain the knowledge and skills necessary to make wise financial planning decisions and learn the legal, ethical, and social obligations of a business owner.

Application

Applicants must complete a SouthernTech Application for Admission. Additional information and applications are available at the Southern Tech campus and online at www.sotech.edu. Enrollment for this career major is open to partnering High Schools (juniors/seniors) and Adults.

Tuition

Secondary Student: Free. Post-secondary Student (in-district): $2.50 per hour; Post-secondary Student (Out-of-District): $5 per hour; and Post-secondary Student (Out-of-State): $7.50 per hour. Additional costs may include books, supplies, and miscellaneous fees.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

This program is not yet approved for Federal Financial Aid; scholarships may be available.

Courses (Hours)

Entrepreneurship Foundations (150)
Personal Finance and Marketing (150)
Business Communication and Development (150)
Business Management and Capstone (150)
Total Hours (600)

Estimated time to complete half time: 1 year

Targeted Certifications and/or Credentials

National Occupational Certification Testing Institute (NOCTI):
Entrepreneurship / Management
Personal Finance Foundations

Certifications may vary by Program and are subject to change without notice.

Student Organization

SkillsUSA

Schedule

Post-secondary: 12:45 - 3:45 PM
Secondary Students: 12:45 - 3:45 PM

Employment Options

The following list is associated with the approved SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) for this program and does not necessarily represent immediate opportunities; additional training may be required for some options listed.

Business Manager, General Manager (GM), Operations Director, Operations Manager, Plant Superintendent, Store Manager – Approximate Pay Potential: $20-96 per hour. (source: 11-1021.00 - General and Operations Managers):

Kenneth Shade

Kenny Shade

Small Business Management Instructor

SkillsUSA

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