Small Business Management Certificate
Prince George’s Community College

Program Details

The online Small Business Management Certificate program from Prince George's Community College is designed to prepare students to own, operate, and successfully manage small businesses. Courses, credit for which may be applied toward the Business Management AAS degree, enable students to:

  • Prepare a comprehensive business plan using a standard business plan format
  • Identify the key elements of gaining and sustaining a competitive advantage through strategic planning
  • Explain the rewards and drawbacks of entrepreneurship
  • Describe the issues central to small business marketing including research, promotion, advertising, and public relations
  • Through a scenario-based approach, apply the functions of management to the small business enterprise 
  • Prepare a balance sheet and income statement and evaluate related financial ratios


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Official transcripts
  • SAT/ACT scores, if applicable
  • Placement test, if applicable

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education