Missouri State University - West Plains

Small Business Development Certificate

The Certificate in Small Business Management is awarded upon successful completion of the 15 credit hours of entrepreneurship courses. This certificate allows students to select the courses that will best satisfy their educational requirements to successful start and manage their own business. Students select from courses with topics including accounting, accounting software, sales and customer service, marketing, legal issues, business ethics, employee management and supervision, technology management, financial management, family business management, charitable organization management, funding acquisition and business plan development. Courses required as part of the Certificate in Small Business Management also satisfy requirements of the Certificate in Entrepreneurship and the Associate of Applied Science in Entrepreneurship. The Certificate in Small Business Management prepares students to start and manage their own business.


Select 15 credits hours from the following:

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours
EPR 110 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3
EPR 121 Accounting Software Applications 2
EPR 130 Sales and Customer Service 3
EPR 140 Accounting for Small Business or ACC 201 Intro. to Financial Accounting 3
EPR 150 Marketing for Small Business 3
EPR 160 Legal Issues for Entrepreneurs 3
EPR 170 Business Ethics 3
EPR 210 Employee Management and Supervision 3
EPR 225 Technology Management 3
EPR 230 Financial Management for Entrepreneurs 3
EPR 240 Family Business Management 3
EPR 245 Charitable Organizations 3
EPR 260 Funding Acquisition 1
EPR 290 Business Plan Development 3
  Total Credits 15
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Q: How much will this program cost me?
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Q: What are my financing options to pay for the program?
A: In addition to any grant and scholarship aid for which they are eligible, 0% of graduates used loans to finance their education. The median debt for program graduates:
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Q: How long will it take me to complete this program?
A: The program is designed to take 12 months to complete.
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Q: What are the chances of getting a job when I graduate?
A: The job placement rate for students who complete the program is N/A %
Q: Will I be able to pay back my student loans?
A: N/A % of students in this institution who took out federal student loans are successfully repaying them.