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.
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.
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.
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.
Post-secondary: 12:45 - 3:45 PM
Secondary Students: 12:45 - 3:45 PM
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):
Small Business Management Instructor