Miami Dade College

Virtual College

Business Specialist - Small Business


The Business Specialist College Credit Certificate program is designed to prepare students for several employment options in entry level positions in: accounting/budgeting, business/management, customer service, finance, human resources, international business, marketing, nonprofit, real estate, retail and small businesses. With two concentrations in either Marketing or Small Business, students have the convenience of completing the 12 credits (four courses) completely online to complete the program.

General Education Requirements

  1. Major Course Requirements (12.00 credits)

    The student will learn the major disciplines of business including general business, business ethnics, forms of business ownership, economics, management and leadership, human relations marketing, information systems, accounting, financial management, money and banking, and business law. (3 hr. lecture)

    The student will learn to analyze the major functions of management. Emphasis is placed on learning how to manage organizations for excellence in both performance and employee satisfaction. Major topics include but are not limited to business ethics and social responsibility, strategic and operational planning, decision making, organization structure and behavior, managing groups and teams, communication and information technology. (3 hr. lecture)

    Reviews the basic arithmetic processes and covers mathematics and computations used in business including cash and trade discounts, commissions, markup, markdown, depreciation, simple and compound interest and bank discounts, payroll records, taxes,insurance, inventory, analysis of financial statements, statistics (mean, median, and mode), charts and graphs, and consumer applications. (3 hr. lecture)

    Reviews forms of ownership, franchising, location analysis, financing, record keeping, purchasing, inventory control, marketing, security, insurance, and consumer credit. Students will prepare a feasibility study and present a comprehensive small business start-up plan. (3 hr. lecture)

Not all courses are offered every term. Please refer to our online schedule of courses each term for listed offerings.