Small Business Management Level I Certificate

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
BUSI 1301 Business Principles 3
MRKG 1311 Principles of Marketing 3
BUSI 2301 Business Law I OR
BUSG 2317 Business Law/Commercial 3
ACNT 1303 Introduction to Accounting I — Non-Business Majors 3
ACCT 2301 Principles of Accounting I – Financial OR
BUSG 1303 Principles of Finance OR
BUSG 1341 Small Business Financing OR
BUSG 1304 Financial Literacy 3
BUSG 2309 Small Business Management 3

ACC Course Descriptions

ACCT 2301 – Principles of Accounting I – Financial (3-3-1)

An introduction to financial accounting concepts and the communication of financial information to external users. Examines the accounting process, transaction analysis, asset and equity accounting, financial statement preparation and analysis, and related topics. Before enrolling in ACCT 2301, it is advisable to 1) have taken the equivalent of ACNT 1403 or BUSI 1301; or 2) have recently taken high school bookkeeping; or 3) have acquired relevant work experience. Although not required, the equivalent of MATH 1324 provides a good foundation for ACCT 2301. Basic computer skills utilizing word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software are recommended for all accounting courses. If you have any questions, consult with an accounting advisor.

ACNT 1303 – Introduction to Accounting I — Non-Business Majors (3-3-1)

A study of analyzing, classifying, and recording business transactions in a manual and computerized (QuickBooks) setting. Emphasis on understanding the complete accounting cycle, preparing basic financial statements, bank reconciliations, payroll and basic small business income tax issues.

BUSG 1303 – Principles of Finance (3-3-0)

Financial dynamics of a business. Includes monetary and credit theory, cash inventory, capital management, and consumer and government finance. Emphasizes the time value of money.

BUSG 1304 – Financial Literacy (3-3-0)

A study of the financial principles when managing financial affairs. Includes topics such as budgeting, retirement, property ownership, savings, and investment planning.

BUSG 1341 – Small Business Financing (3-3-0)

A study of the financial structure of a small business. Topics address business finance, including where the funds come from and what they are used for; budgeting including planning and preparing, record keeping, taxation, insurance, and banking.

BUSG 2309 – Small Business Management (3-3-0)

A course on how to start and operate a small business. Topics include facts about a small business, essential management skills, how to prepare a business plan, financial needs, marketing strategies, and legal issues.

BUSG 2317 – Business Law/Commercial (3-3-0)

The relationships of law and business as they relate to commercial transactions.

BUSI 1301 – Business Principles (3-3-0)

Introduction to the role of business in modern society. Includes overview of business operations, analysis of the specialized fields within the business organization, and development of a business vocabulary.

BUSI 2301 – Business Law I (3-3-0)

The legal and social environment of business; contracts; personal property and bailments; and sales.

MRKG 1311 – Principles of Marketing (3-3-0)

Introduction to basic marketing functions; identification of consumer and organizational needs; explanation of economic, psychological, sociological, and global issues; and description and analysis of the importance of marketing research.

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