Small Business/Entrepreneurship Certificate

The Small Business/Entrepreneurship Certificate provides students with practical tools used in the small business environment. This certificate focuses on the critical thinking, technical, and soft skills needed to operate and work in a small business. Coursework includes explaining the various business functions as well as preparing and presenting a business plan.


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Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
BADM-103 Introduction to Business 3
BADM-530 Small Business Entrepreneurship (formerly BADM-150) 3
Using Microsoft Excel
or Business Computer Applications
ENGL-101 College Composition 3
Spring Semester 1
BADM-201 Legal Environment of Business 3
MGT-520 Principles of Marketing Management 3
ACCT-124 Financial Accounting - Principles of Accounting I 3
ECON-201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
BADM-104 Business Communications 3
 Total Units27
Course Title Credits
Required Courses
ACCT-124Financial Accounting - Principles of Accounting I3
or ACCT-124H Honors Financial Accounting - Principles of Accounting I
BADM-103Introduction to Business3
or BADM-103H Honors Introduction to Business
BADM-104Business Communications3
or BADM-104H Honors Business Communications
BADM-201Legal Environment of Business3
BADM-530Small Business Entrepreneurship (formerly BADM-150)3
CAPP-122Using Microsoft Excel3
or BADM-545 Business Computer Applications
ECON-201Principles of Macroeconomics3
or ECON-201H Honors Principles of Macroeconomics
MGT-520Principles of Marketing Management3
Total Units24

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Gainful Employment Disclosures: Small Business/Entrepreneurship

Gainful Employment Disclosures – 2024 


This program is designed to be completed in 8 months.  

This program will cost $1,104 if completed within normal time.  There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.   

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $ 0 of debt.   

The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: California 

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Cost per unit $46
Nonresident Fees- Tuition: $318
Capital Outlay: $58
Parking Permits cost $90 a year or $45 a semester
RTA Go Pass cost $16 a year or $8 a semester
SGA discount sticker (optional) - $14 a year or $7 a semester
Student representation fee (optional) - $4 a year or $2 a semester
Student Health Center Fee - $52 a year or $26 a semester
*For summer session fees and non-CA resident tuition, please see: