Small Business Management
Business & Technology
Specialized diploma conferred
Program Narrative Small Business Management Program
Small business continues to be a major area of economic Specialized Diploma
growth, outstripping projected rates for other business Career PoTenTial:
Course Code Course Title Credits
sectors. Over one half of all employed people in the United
SBUS 101 Introduction to Small Business 1 Business Owner
States are working in small businesses. If you are planing to
SBUS 102 Accounting for Small Business 2
be a part of that growth, you will want to have an edge on Small Business Manager
SBUS 103 Financial Management for Small Business 1
the competition. SBUS 105 Marketing Methods for Small Business 1
Northampton’s Small Business Management program is SBUS 106 Personnel Management 1
designed specifically for small business owners and manag- SBUS 110 Business Planning for Small Business 1
ers, or potential owners and managers. SBUS—— Small Business Electives + 3
Total Credits - 10
Course work is up-to-date and practical, covering a variety + Small Business Elective options: SBUS 107, 108, 109, 111, 112, 114.
of relevant topics such as marketing and sales, financial and
personnel management, microcomputers for small business,
and small business law.
You will earn a specialized diploma after two semesters
of study in convenient evening sessions allowing you to earn
your diploma and still maintain your full-time job.
Upon graduation, you will be ready to succeed on your own
terms in your own business. Members of Northampton’s place-
ment staff, as well as instructors within the program, can assist
you in seeking employment and in meeting your career goals.
Special Note: You can enter this program any given semester
and can complete it within one year by attending evening
classes on a part-time basis.
Contact the Admissions Office at 610-861-5500 for further
Program Outcomes • Demonstrate a knowledge base that will allow them to continue to
Graduates of the program will: learn and develop skills to enhance their ability to operate a small
• Apply practices necessary to operate a small business successfully. business.
• Understand the role of all major business functions in the successful • Recognize where to go to find help and information to support their
operation of the small business. entrepreneurial efforts.
• Develop comprehensive and thorough business plans. • Understand accounting transactions and use financial statements as
• Understand the risks and rewards of entrepreneurship.
NCC 2008/09 Catalog