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Small Business Management

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. 

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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.  

Certificate Courses: 

  • 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

Crediting Details: 

  • 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

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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.