Our Small Business Management concentration will help students develop business acumen in preparation for owning or operating a small business.
“America’s small businesses – some 20 million strong – are the strength of our nation’s economy. They account for 39 percent of the country’s gross national product, create two out of every three new jobs and produce two and one half times as many innovations per employee as do large firms.” Source
Five courses in this concentration will prepare you with a foundation in business and entrepreneurship. Students who desire owning or operating home daycare centers or store front daycare centers, for example, would benefit from this concentration. This concentration helps you understand the “business of education”. Career opportunities for those students with this concentration can center around independently owned and operated daycares or centers for teaching and learning. Our on campus incubator will also provide you with a collaborative workspace that allows for creativity and innovation, helping you bring your business ideas to life.
Required Coursework for Concentration
Course Title 20 Credits
BUS 101: Business Fundamentals4 Credits
SBM 312: Principles of Small Business Management4 Credits
SBM 321: Entrepreneurship4 Credits
Concentration Electives (Pick 2):
SBM 331: Franchise Management4 Credits
SBM 332: Homepreneurship4 Credits
SBM 333: Family-Owned Enterprises4 Credits
SBM 460: Entrepreneurial Finance4 Credits
Our instructors are current and former practitioners who are passionate about Early Childhood Education.