Small Business Management

Small Business Management

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Program Duration

1 year (Two Semesters)

Program Type

Technical Certificate

Program Cost

$84 per credit hour
*Based on in-county tuition rates

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Why Choose This Program

Students can learn how to start a new business venture or manage an existing business.


About The Program

Being your own boss is the dream of many people, but it also can be scary to venture out on your own.

This certificate program can help students with basic computer skills as well as the coursework to enable them to write a business plan, understand accounting principles, manage people and resources, obtain financing and market their new business venture.

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Paying for College

Northark is affordable! We offer nearly $500,000 annually through institutional and foundation scholarships in addition to federal and state aid. See our scholarships and other financial aid programs.

Degree and Certificate Options

1-year Small Business Management Academic Plan

Transfer or Stackable Options

The certificate can be applied toward the Associate of Applied Science in Management or to satisfy one of the technical disciplines required for the Associate of Applied Science in General Technology.

Faculty Contact

Cheryl Keymer
Department Chair of Business and Information Technology
(870) 391-3225

Learning Outcomes

  • Prepare and use financial information about business organizations to support decision making.
  • Manage business information using appropriate software.
  • Demonstrate effective business communication skills.
  • Describe the significance of legal and ethical issues in a business environment.
  • Develop human resources skills.
  • Demonstrate employability and workplace skills.
  • Prepare or develop strategic or organizational skills.
  • Identify, classify and demonstrate management activities.