Award: Certificate in Business Management
For more information: Contact Prof.Miriam Huddleston, 443-412-2426, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Advising, Career, and Transfer Services, 443-412-2301.
|No. of credits required: |
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.
Upon successful completion of this certificate program of study students will be able to:
- Examine different types of business systems, organizations, management practices and theories related to entrepreneurial enterprises.
- Use information technology applications to develop business solutions related to entrepreneurial enterprises.
- Demonstrate entrepreneurial problem-solving skills in business decision making.
- Prepare for Associate of Applied Sciences (AAS) degree in Business Management.
Business Management-Entrepreneurship, 24 credits
Occupations: General and Operations Managers
Link to O*Net: http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/11-9051.00
Tuition and Fees: $3,400.00
Time to Completion: 1.5 years
Note: The 2011-2012 Catalog was used to define credits to completion, and program cost.
Program length is calculated based on average 9 credits per semester, assumed the student was college ready and not required to take developmental course(s).
These figures are based on estimations, and do not include any increases that may occur in course materials or credit fees.
For additional information go to: http://www.harford.edu/catalog_new/gainful-employment.pdf
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.
The purpose of the Business Management Entrepreneurship Certificate is to equip aspiring entrepreneurs with the fundamental business knowledge and skills to create, organize and manage a viable business venture. Small businesses are critical to the economic survival of Harford County and the state of Maryland at large. According to the most recent county census statistics, private nonfarm employment increased 17.5% between 2000 and 2006 with over 69,000 county residents employed by small private firms ( http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/24/24025.html ). At the state level, small firms employed 53.3% of the state's non-farm private labor force in 2004, which was above the national average. Research conducted by the Office of Advocacy estimates that 97.7% of employer firms in Maryland are small businesses ( http://www.sba.gov/advo/research ).
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 001 or MATH 010. See graduation requirement details in this catalog for further information.