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Contact: Regina MartinezTitle: Department Co-ChairContact: rmartinez298@mtsac.edu
Career Outlook Business: Small Business Management - Level III

Business Division
Certificate N0647

Upon completion of the Business: Small Business Management - Level III Certificate, students will have built a foundation of management strategies and practices which will enable them to prosper in an ever-changing small business environment. Computer skills applicable to small business will be developed. Students will have a strategic perspective across all small business functions. Students will acquire the skills and abilities necessary to build a successful small business career.

Required Courses

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      Chief Executives

      SOC Career Code: 11-1011.00

      Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $210.20

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $176,731.37
      Annual Job Openings
      2,743

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • General and Operations Managers

      General and Operations Managers

      SOC Career Code: 11-1021.00

      Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $135.01

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      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $117,375.81
      Annual Job Openings
      22,426

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
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      SOC Career Code: 11-9199.04

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      Typical Hourly Salary
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
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      • Some College
      • Certificate
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      Annual Job Openings
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      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

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      • Some College
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      Annual Job Openings
      1,275

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

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      SOC Career Code: 13-1199.06

      Conduct retail activities of businesses operating exclusively online. May perform duties such as preparing business strategies, buying merchandise, managing inventory, implementing marketing activities, fulfilling and shipping online orders, and balancing financial records.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $71.23

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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $80,473.62
      Annual Job Openings
      23,908

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

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      SOC Career Code: 15-1199.10

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      Typical Hourly Salary
      $87.62

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $101,194.12
      Annual Job Openings
      7,274

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

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      SOC Career Code: 43-1011.00

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      Typical Hourly Salary
      $47.95

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      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
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      Median Salary Earnings
      $61,715.29
      Annual Job Openings
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Certificate & Degree Details

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  • Business: Small Business Management - Level III

    Business Division
    Certificate N0647

    Upon completion of the Business: Small Business Management - Level III Certificate, students will have built a foundation of management strategies and practices which will enable them to prosper in an ever-changing small business environment. Computer skills applicable to small business will be developed. Students will have a strategic perspective across all small business functions. Students will acquire the skills and abilities necessary to build a successful small business career.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Completion of the Business: Small Business Management - Level I coursework9
    PLUS
    Completion of the Business: Small Business Management - Level II coursework9
    PLUS
    Completion of the Business: Small Business Management - Level III coursework11.5
    Total Units29.5
    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Business: Small Business Management - Level I Coursework
    BUSM 20Principles of Business3
    BUSM 66Small Business Management3
    BUSS 36Principles of Marketing3
    Total Units9
    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Business: Small Business Management - Level II Coursework
    BUSM 60Human Relations in Business3
    BUSM 61Business Organization and Management3
    BUSM 62Human Resource Management3
    Total Units9
    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Business: Small Business Management - Level III Coursework
    BUSA 7Principles of Accounting - Financial5
    BUSM 10Principles of Continuous Quality Improvement3
    CISB 15Microcomputer Applications3.5
    Total Units11.5

    Special Information

    Students receiving financial aid need to declare the Level III Certificate as their goal to meet Financial Aid requirements.
     

    Business Management Website

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  • Business: Small Business Management - Level I

    Business Division
    Certificate E0529

    Small Business has been described as the engine of change within the economy. The Business: Small Business Management - Level I Certificate exposes students to the fundamentals of managing and planning a small business. Upon completion students may qualify for an entry-level management position in a small business. Entrepreneurs may use this certificate as a means to plan and develop new business ventures.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    BUSM 20Principles of Business3
    BUSM 66Small Business Management3
    BUSS 36Principles of Marketing3
    Total Units9

    Special Information

    Students receiving financial aid need to declare the Level III Certificate as their goal to meet Financial Aid requirements.
     

    Business Management Website

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence   

  • Business: Small Business Management - Level II

    Business Division
    Certificate N0475

    The Business: Small Business Management - Level II Certificate provides students with practical small business tools. This certificate focuses on issues such as motivation, teamwork, and leadership skills that lead to enhanced productivity through the development of people. Completion of this certificate will lead to new career opportunities for those currently employed in the small business arena.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Completion of the Business: Small Business Management - Level I coursework9
    PLUS
    Completion of the Business: Small Business Management - Level II coursework9
    Total Units18
    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Business: Small Business Management - Level I Coursework
    BUSM 20Principles of Business3
    BUSM 66Small Business Management3
    BUSS 36Principles of Marketing3
    Total Units9
    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Business: Small Business Management - Level II Coursework
    BUSM 60Human Relations in Business3
    BUSM 61Business Organization and Management3
    BUSM 62Human Resource Management3
    Total Units9

    Special Information

    Students receiving financial aid need to declare the Level II Certificate as their goal to meet Financial Aid requirements.
     

    Business Management Website

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence   

  • Small Business Management, AS

    Business Division
    This program is intended to prepare students for employment following graduation. Students wishing a bachelor’s degree (transfer program) should consult with a counselor or advisor to discuss transferability of courses.

    This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    BUSA 7Principles of Accounting - Financial5
    BUSM 10Principles of Continuous Quality Improvement3
    BUSM 20Principles of Business3
    BUSM 60Human Relations in Business3
    BUSM 61Business Organization and Management3
    BUSM 62Human Resource Management3
    BUSM 66Small Business Management3
    BUSS 36Principles of Marketing3
    CISB 15Microcomputer Applications3.5
    Total Units29.5

    Recommended Electives

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    BUSM 81Work Experience in Business1-4
    BUSM 85Special Issues in Business2
    BUSS 85Special Issues in Marketing2

    The Small Business Management faculty recommends that students complement their studies with selected elective courses chosen from the list above. Students should meet with a professor of Small Business Management to help them determine which electives would best suit their career plans.
     

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Contacts

Department Contact

Contact: Regina MartinezTitle: Department Co-ChairContact: rmartinez298@mtsac.edu

Office Contact

Location: Building 79-3200Phone: (909) 274 - 5253