Small Business Management, Certificate | Part time online | Ferris State University | United States
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Small Business Management

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The Small Business Management certificate from Ferris State University is for individuals interested in starting a business. The four-course sequence will guide students through the process of developing a business plan, legal and government forms. 


The programme

  • Students in the Small Business Management at the Ferris State University will be instructed in small business accounting systems, and they will learn how to incorporate managerial metrics into their business decision-making. Students will implement a business accounting system using currently available small business software. Finally, students will be introduced to promotion and marketing strategies to grow the business.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Entrepreneurial Strategy-Plan 
  • Growing the Small Business 
  • Mgmt Metrics & Decision Making 
  • Small Business Sys-Operations 

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12 alternative credits

Minimum credit hours required for this certificate:12


  • Fully structured
  • No Attendance
  • Continuous support with feedback on request
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Admission/registration process for individuals seeking only a certificate:

  • Individuals wishing only to complete a COB certificate may enroll as a non-degree student restricted to a maximum of 9 credits per semester and a total of 15 credits.
  • An advisor can be assigned by the College of Business in the certificate program. Admission process for non-degree certificate students wishing to pursue a bachelor or associate’s degree:
  • If the student decides to pursue a bachelor or associate’s degree, admission criteria for the College of Business is initiated when the “Program Change Form” request is processed.
  • The student will then complete the regular admission process for FSU.

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Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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