Why Choose the Small Business Management Certificate?
It is a how to certificate for individuals interested in starting a business. The four-course sequence will guide students through the process of developing a business plan, legal and government forms. Students will be instructed in small business accounting systems, and they will learn how to incorporate managerial metrics into their business decision-making. Students will implement a business accounting system using currently available small business software. Finally, students will be introduced to promotion and marketing strategies to grow the business.
This program is also offered fully on-line so can be taken at any location.
New Students: 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) from high school and two of the following three criteria: (1) English ACT score of 16 or higher, or English SAT score of 370 or higher; (2) Math ACT score of 19 or higher, or Math SAT score of 460 or higher; (3) Reading ACT score of 19 or higher, or Verbal SAT score of 430 or higher. ACT score requirements shall not apply to international students and non-traditional students aged 23 or older.
Transfer Students: Combined college or university GPA of 2.35 (on a 4.0 scale) from all institutions attended, and the following criteria: (1) transfer equivalency for ENGL 150 or placement in ENGL 150 the first semester at FSU which would require an English ACT score of 16 or higher; (2) transfer equivalency for FSU MATH 115 or placement in MATH 115 the first semester at FSU which would require a Math ACT score of 19 or higher. ACT score requirements shall not apply to international students and non-traditional students aged 23 or older.
No more than 50% of the credits in a certificate may be transferred from another institution. If a student is in another FSU degree-seeking program, the certificate will not be granted if more than 50% of the certificate credits are required in that program.
Any mitigating circumstances will be considered on an individual basis by the College of Business Deanâ€™s Office.
Non-Degree Seeking Professionals: Non-degree students may complete 9 FSU credits but will need to meet the criteria listed above in order to complete the last certificate course. COB certificates are a total of 12 credits.
A Ferris student will receive this certificate after completion of the requirements for the certificate with a minimum 2.0 grade point average in the certificate courses.
No more than 50% of the credits required for this certificate may be transferred from another institution, nor will this certificate be granted if more than six of the certificate credits are specifically required in the student’s major.
119 South Street/BUS 212
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2284
The College of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP.) Next Accreditation Review is February 2018.