Program Overview

Tiffin University offers a Graduate Certificate in Small Business Management for professionals who are interested in developing practical understanding of business management, specifically in the area of small business. Students will learn the roles of management and administration in small business, utilizing basic business practices and entrepreneurial education in order to more effectively guide organizations that are beginning or growing. Students will learn the communication, leadership, teamwork, and problem solving skills necessary for business and entrepreneurship and in developing career options in management and administration.

Students will take part in a curriculum which will develop their entrepreneurial skills and small business management abilities. Those classes include financial accounting, individual and team work, information and decision support, management of human resources, marketing management, and legal and ethical issues in management.  

Students completing the program will have demonstrated the necessary educational and professional qualifications for entrepreneurial roles in management within business organizations.  These qualifications include but are not limited to the ability to employ best communication practices with business partners, users, customers, and third-party providers, to use sound evaluation practices to select appropriately among competing technologies and technical approaches, and to manage business processes through analysis, design, and optimization in response to organizational needs.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    School Overview

    Tiffin University was established in 1888 and has nurtured a student-centered setting and a strong sense of real community for our students, faculty and staff. TU has successfully transitioned from traditional seated students to a mixture of seated and online students, from across the country and around the world. Tiffin University provides a personal and practical education for motivated students who want real-world experience and results.

    Tiffin University awards associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, many of which can be earned completely online.


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