Entrepreneur

Certificate of Performance: Management and Team Building*

This certificate is designed for persons who currently own, operate or work for a small business and want to strengthen business skills.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the certificate will be able to:

  • Analyze, organize, and compose various types of written and oral business communications.
  • Apply human resource management techniques, marketing for a small business, and knowledge of current legal issues to successfully own or operate a small business.
  • Develop marketing strategies including product planning, development, pricing, distribution, and promotion necessary to operate and own a small business.
  • Develop leadership, decision-making,communication, motivation, and personnelmanagement skills and techniques necessary toown or operate a small business.
  • Develop marketing strategies including productplanning, development, pricing, distribution, andpromotion necessary to operate and own a smallbusiness.
CoursesUnits
BUSE 155, Managing the Small Business
3
BUSE 119, Business Communications
3
BUSE 150, Human Relations in Business
3
MARK 100, Principles of Marketing
3

Total: 12

*A Certificate of Performance is a departmental award that does not appear on the student’s transcript. All courses must be completed within the San Diego Community College District.

Certificate of Performance: Starting and managing a small business*

The Certificate of Performance in Starting and Managing a Small Business provides students with the skills and knowledge required to start and manage a small business of their own or as an employee of a start-up company.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the certificate will be able to:

  • Apply human resource management techniques,marketing for a small business, and knowledgeof current legal issues to successfully own oroperate a small business.
  • Develop marketing strategies including productplanning, development, pricing, distribution, andpromotion necessary to operate a small business.
  • Develop a business plan for a small business.
CoursesUnits
MARK 100, Principles of Marketing
3
BUSE 155, Managing the Small Business
3
BUSE 157, Starting a Small Business
3

Total: 9

*A Certificate of Performance is a departmental award that does not appear on the student’s transcript. All courses must be completed within the San Diego Community College District.

Certificate of Performance: Writing and Computational Skills for Business*

The Certificate of Performance in Writing and Computational Skills for Business is designed to provide students with the fundamental computational and writing skills required in an office environment.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the certificate will be able to:

  • Analyze, organize, and compose various types ofwritten and oral business communications.
  • Learn basic mathematics and the mathematicsused in business.
CoursesUnits
BUSE 119, Business Communications
3
BUSE 101, Business Mathematics
3

Total: 6

*A Certificate of Performance is a departmental award that does not appear on the student’s transcript. All courses must be completed within the San Diego Community College District.

Certificate of Performance: Business Communications and Cultural Competence*

The Certificate of Performance in Business Communications and Cultural Competence is designed to develop students’ leadership, decision-making, cross-cultural communication, motivational, and personal management skills for use in business environments.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the certificate will be able to:

  • Develop leadership, decision-making, communication, motivation, and personal management skills and techniques necessary to own or operate a small business.
  • Learn the relationship between culture and communication emphasizing social psychological variables, verbal and nonverbal language systems, cross-cultural communication breakdowns and conflict resolution.
CoursesUnits
BUSE 150, Human Relations in Business
3
COMS 180, Intercultural Communications
3

Total: 6

*A Certificate of Performance is a departmental award that does not appear on the student’s transcript. All courses must be completed within the San Diego Community College District.

Certificate of Achievement: Business Studies

Small Business Management Entrepreneur Emphasis

Coursework in starting and managing a small business. This program is designed for persons planning to start, operate or work in a small business. The focus is on managerial, marketing, financial, legal, communication and practical day-by-day decision-making concerns in small business.

Courses Required for the MajorUnits
ACCT, 128A Small Business Accounting-Recordkeeping
1.5
ACCT 128B, Small Business Accounting - Payroll
1.5
BUSE 101, Business Mathematics
3
BUSE 119, Business Communications
3
BUSE 140, Business Law and the Legal Environment
3
 BUSE 150, Human Relations in Business
3
 BUSE 155, Managing the Small Business
 3
 BUSE 157, Starting a Small Business
3
CBTE 180, Microsoft Office
 3
 COMS 103, Oral Communication3
COMS 180, Intercultural Communications
3
 MARK 100, Principles of Marketing
3
Select 6 units from:
BUSE 245A, Small Business Internship-Marketing
BUSE 245B, Small Business Internship-Operations
BUSE 245C, Small Business Internship-Accounting
BUSE 245D, Small Business Internship-Buying and Inventory
BUSE 245E, Small Business Internship-Marketing
BUSE 245F, Small Business Internship-Operations
BUSE 245G, Small Business Internship-Accounting
BUSE 245H, Small Business Internship-Buying and Inventory
6
Less courses already applied in one or more certificates or core
(12)

Total: 39

NOTE: Some courses may be repeated in the certificates and/or core but only need to be taken once.

Associate in Science Degree: Business Studies - Small Business Management Entrepreneur

Coursework in Starting and Managing a Small Business.

Courses Required for the MajorUnits
BUSE 119 Business Communications3
ENGL 101 Reading and Composition3
BUSE 140 Business Law & the Legal
Environment
3
CISC 181 Principles of Information Systems4
ECON 120 Principles of Macroeconomics3
PHIL 102B Introduction to Philosophy: Values3
Additional Courses Required
ACCT 128A Small Business Accounting -
Recordkeeping
1.5
ACCT 128B Small Business Accounting - Payroll1.5
BIOL 101 Issues in Environmental Biology4
BUSE 101 Business Mathematics3
BUSE 150 Human Relations in Business3
BUSE 155 Managing the Small Business3
BUSE 157 Starting a Small Business
3
CBTE 180 Microsoft Office3
COMS103 Oral Communication3
COMS 180 Intercultural Communications3
MARK 100 Principles of Marketing3
Select six units from the following workingeducation certificate of performance courses:
BUSE 245A, Small Business Internship - Marketing3
BUSE 245B, Small Business Internship - Operations3
BUSE 245C, Small Business Internship - Accounting3
BUSE 245D, Small Business Internship - Buying and Inventory3
BUSE 245E, Small Business Internship - Marketing1
BUSE 245F, Small Business Internship -
Operations
1
BUSE 245G, Small Business Internship - Accounting1
BUSE 245H, Small Business Internship - Buying and Inventory1

Total: 56

Recommended Electives: Business 100.

Additional general education and graduation requirements for the associate degree are listed in the Academic Requirements section of the catalog. Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university should select the Business Studies San Diego State University Transfer option. The associate degree requires a minimum of 60 units.