Small Business Management

This program is designed to give the student a high level of proficiency as a small business manager or entrepreneur. Upon completion of this program, students will:

  • Read, understand, explain, and use basic financial statements to make management and marketing decisions;
  • Use Microsoft Office, Word, and Excel as related to business applications;
  • Understand and apply basic business law applications to daily business operations, organizational issues and personnel;
  • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of various organizational formats available to the small business owner;
  • Develop a basic business plan, marketing plan and financial projections as commonly used in business;
  • Explain the importance of Human Resources Management to the overall management of an organization, including job analysis, job descriptions, job specifications, hiring, training and employee appraisal;
  • Explain agencies available to assist the small business owner such as Small Business Administration (SBA), Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE), and Active Corps of Executives (ACE); and
  • Explain the pros and cons of various funding options available for starting or expanding a business.

Program Requirements

See the Academic Catalog.


Ronnie Laudati
BSS 127
(406) 756-3990

Chad Shilling
Room #105
(406) 293-2721, ext. 233


For general information, contact the Admissions office: (406) 756-3847.

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