Certificate in Small Business Management
Owning or managing a small business has a lot of benefits. Small business owners may have the freedom to control their schedules, be able to focus on work that they find fulfilling, and find opportunities to positively impact their communities. But in addition to benefits like these, small business management brings with it some unique challenges. Owners of small businesses often play many roles and must have a wide body of knowledge. The certificate in small business management at Loyola University New Orleans will provide students with a fundamental understanding of the most critical areas of running a business, including budgeting and finance, workforce management, and strategic marketing.
No prerequisites or degree requirements to register.
The program takes approximately 30 hours to complete. Course materials are available for 720 days upon purchase.
Enrollment in the certificate in small business management costs $499.
Why Choose Loyola’s Program
As a business owner, you know the value of setting your own schedule. That’s why our online certificate is available on-demand, on the schedule that works best for you. Our eight-course program features an engaging mix of flashcards, videos, and real-world case studies that are relevant to business owners in any industry.
More key features of the program:
- Mobile-friendly and 100% online
- Guidance from subject matter experts
- Badge and credit-awarding
Key Skills for New Business Owners
The curriculum for Loyola’s small business management certificate introduces students to a wide range of foundational topics, including accounting, marketing, financial analysis, business law, project management, human resources, and leadership development.
- Accounting Fundamentals for Small Businesses
- Introduction to Small Business Management
- Small Business Marketing
- Budgeting and Financial Analysis for Small Businesses
- Law for Small Businesses
- Project Management for Small Businesses
- HR Fundamentals for Small Businesses
- Leading and Managing Small Businesses
- PMI PDUs: 22
- Leadership PDUs: 9.75
- Strategic & Business Management PDUs: 7.25
- Technical PM PDUs: 5
- IACET CEUs: 3 (Contact Hours: 30 hours)
- HRCI Credits: 30 (Type: Specified - Strategic Business: 21, General: 9)
- SHRM PDCs: 30
View course descriptions and more information on the certificate purchasing page
"This was pretty insightful, educational and easy to use!" —Rob L.
"Excellent and practical course with combination of knowledge and active skills practice." –Brandyn P.
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Have questions about the certificate in small business management? Contact Loyola’s Office of Professional and Continuing Studies to speak one-on-one with a member of our team.