CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT2019 - 2020
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE
Entrepreneurship
Award: Certificate in Business Management
No. of credits required: 
24
For more information: Contact Maurice Brown, 443-412-2466, mabrown@harford.edu; or Admissions, 443-412-2109.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The Business Management Entrepreneurship Certificate is designed to enable students to obtain knowledge, skills, and competencies in the challenging business field of entrepreneurship and innovation.

Students completing the certificate in Entrepreneurship are able to combine the credits earned to complete an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree to satisfy their individual career goals.

PROGRAM GOALS
Upon successful completion of this certificate program of study students will be able to:
  1. Examine different types of business systems, organizations, management practices and theories related to entrepreneurial enterprises.
  2. Use information technology applications to develop business solutions related to entrepreneurial enterprises.
  3. Demonstrate entrepreneurial problem-solving skills in business decision making.
  4. Prepare for Associate of Applied Sciences (A.A.S.) degree in Business Management.

REQUIRED COURSES
 NumberTitle Credits
 BA 101Introduction to Business 3   
 BA 110Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3   
 BA 112Business Innovation Economics 3   
 BA 206Entrepreneurship and Small Business 3   
 BA 246Legal Environment of Business 
               or
 BA 205Business Law 3   
 OS 136Introduction to Bookkeeping: Quickbooks 3   
 BA 210Business Computer Applications 3   
 BA 245Contemporary Issues in Business 3   
 Total Credits24  

EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION
An entrepreneur is an individual who undertakes the responsibility of creating and organizing a new business venture to bring an idea, a good, or a service to market. Successful entrepreneurs employ critical business knowledge and skills to create a business and effectively overcome challenges that face their establishment. Consequently, entrepreneurs also assume the risk and accountability associated with establishing a business venture. Statistics demonstrate that even innovative small businesses suffer high risk of failure because of ineffective management decisions.

Statistic show that a majority of small businesses fail in the first year of operation primarily because of ineffective management and undercapitalization. Small businesses are critical to the economic survival of Harford County and the State of Maryland at large. According to the 2016 Kauffman Foundation report, Entrepreneurship: The Key to a New Era of American Growth and Opportunity, “entrepreneurism will be the primary source of new job creation.”

 

CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS
Students earning a certificate from HCC must complete or demonstrate exemption from the following courses: ENG 003 and ENG 012, or ENG 018, and MATH 020. See graduation requirement details in this catalog for further information.