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University Transfer Program
60–70 transferable units

California State University
University of California
Independent Colleges and Universities

Program Overview

The Certificate Program in Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management delivers cutting-edge curriculum for entrepreneurs with an existing small business, or those seeking to launch and operate one. The certificate program covers all stages of small business development: the entrepreneurial mindset, idea generation, the feasibility analysis, pitching to investors, designing the organization, marketing strategies, picking a location, and operations management. The certificate program also provides access to guest entrepreneurs whom are experts in their fields, and counseling at CSM's on-campus, Small Business Development Center, which is sponsored by the Small Business Administration.

Program Requirements

Major Requirements
Required Core Courses: 13.5 Units
BUS. 150 Entrepreneurship - Small Business Management 3 units
BUS. 171 The Entrepreneurial Mindset 1.5 units
BUS. 173 Sources of Financing 1.5 units
BUS. 174 The Business Plan 1.5 units
BUS. 176 Selling the Idea 1.5 units
BUS. 177 Marketing for Entrepreneurs 1.5 units
BUS. 178 Business Law for Entrepreneurs 1.5 units
BUS. 179 Human Resources for Entrepreneurs 1.5 units
Required Selective Courses: Select 3 units from the following courses Units
ACTG 100 Accounting Procedures 3 units
COSM 766 Salon Business Entrepreneur 3 units
DGME 250 Internship 3 units
ACTG 144 QuickBooks: Set-up and Service Business 1.5 units
ACTG 145 QuickBooks: Payroll and Merchandising Business 1.5 units
Total Required Units: 16.5