Entrepreneurship Certificate Program
Course Title Course Number Semester Taken Credits Prerequisites
Applications/Concepts CIT110 3 ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
Principles of Management MAN111 3 ESL098 and ESL099 or ENG090 and RDG095 or placement
Principles of Marketing MAN105 3 ESL098 and ESL099 or RDG095 and ENG090 or placement
Principles of Accounting I ACC101 3 ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
Accounting Information Systems ACC105 3 ACC101; ENG095 or placement and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
Introduction to Entrepreneurship MAN107 3 ENG095 or placement and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
Entrepreneurship and Innovation MAN204 Spring 3 MAN107 or Instructor permission
Small Business Management or Project Management MAN207 or MAN215 3 ACC102 or ACC105; MAN111; MAN105 or Instructor permission MAT097; CIT110, MAN111
eCommerce Marketing or Organizational Behavior or Business Law I MAN217 or MAN112 or BUS201 3 MAN105 ENG095 or placement and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
Total Credits 27

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Program Overview

This program prepares students to understand the business issues, technical skills and other knowledge underlying success in entrepreneurial endeavors. All of the courses are part of the Entrepreneurship Option of the A.S. in Business Administration Degree and thus could be used to fulfill requirements of that program. The certificate could also be completed to supplement knowledge of those majoring in other disciplines such as information technology, hospitality, or culinary arts who may wish to start their own business

Career Outlook

This certificate prepares graduates to start and manage a small business, and to move into management and supervisory positions.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at www.bhcc.mass.edu/ certificate-programs.

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Analyze viability of opportunities from various points of view.
  • Understand the leadership skills and personal characteristics needed for success in starting and managing a small business.
  • Develop and implement a business plan.
  • Prepare a set of financial statements for a service, merchandising or manufacturing business that is structured as a sole proprietorship, partnership or a corporation.
  • Analyze a set of financial statements to determine strengths or weaknesses of the business.
  • Understand the basic principles of business law, contracts and agency, intellectual property and product liability.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in computer applications as required to operate and manage a small business.
  • Examine management theory and practice, and explain basic business methodology and management issues.
  • Be able to identify and analyze the marketing strategies of an organization that can be used to advance its mission.
  • Understand the techniques useful in achieving the full potential from limited resources and improving productivity and effectiveness.