2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 21, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Management - Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management Certificate

Program Description The Business Management Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management Certificate is for students who want to start a new business, students who want to grow or manage an existing business, and students who want to develop the entrepreneurial skills that businesses of all sizes value in this changing time. Students learn and practice creativity, problem solving, human relations, and the business fundamentals to build the foundation of a business plan. Courses from this Certificate apply to the Business Management Associate of Technical Arts Degree. All courses are available online. This certificate requires successful completion of a minimum of 45 credits as outlined.

Advising Note This program requirement sheet is not a substitute for meeting with an academic advisor. Meeting the requirements to graduate with an Edmonds College certificate or degree is ultimately the responsibility of the student.

General Education Requirements (15 credits)

Communication Skills (5 credits)

OUTCOME: Communicate and interact effectively through a variety of methods appropriate to audience, context, purpose, and field/discipline.

Human Relations Skills (5 credits)

OUTCOME: Act responsibly in applying professional and academic standards associated with success in educational, workplace, community, and group settings.

Quantitative Analysis/Symbolic Reasoning Skills (5 credits)

OUTCOME: Reason clearly using academic or professional modes of inquiry; using quantitative or symbolic reasoning; and/or using other discipline/field specific methods to explore and create ideas; identify information needs; process, evaluate, and use information; and recognize, analyze, and solve problems.

Cultural Diversity Skills

OUTCOME: Explore and apply multiple perspectives in order to examine cultural differences and influences; maintain effective professional/working relationships; and/or interact effectively in multicultural settings.

Cultural Diversity Course List

____Cultural Diversity Requirement met

Program Requirements (30 credits)


  1. Identify Unique Value Proposition.

  2. Describe the characteristics of diverse markets and market segments.

  3. Apply marketing and communication strategy.

  4. Develop and write the foundation of a business plan.

Program Notes

The program code for this certificate is ENREBC45. For financial aid, advising, and other reasons, students should work with their advisor to ensure that this code is properly recorded on their academic record.

  • The skills learned in this certificate, together with work experience, qualify graduates to start a business, grow or manage an existing business, or build entrepreneurial skills to qualify for management positions at larger companies. Courses from this certificate apply to the Business Management - Associate of Technical Arts Degree. All courses are available online.
  • Courses marked with an (*) may meet a requirement for an Edmonds College AA degree. Business transfer requirements vary by institution. See a transfer adviser for specific information.

The advisor for this program is:
Wendy Crozier | wendy.crozier@edmonds.edu

The faculty advisors are:
Claudia Levi | claudia.levi@edmonds.edu | 
Marie Tran | marie.tran@edmonds.edu | 
Shari Arnesen | shari.arnesen@edmonds.edu |

Department website: Business Management | edmonds.edu/mgmt


Certificate General Information

Program of Study Outcomes Edmonds College’s four General Education Outcomes­ (Communicate, Act Responsibly, Reason, and Explore) are promoted throughout the college’s programs. Instructional programs of 45 credits or more foster learning in all four General Education Outcomes.

Student achievement is assessed in the general and program specific outcomes via the courses and course objectives that align with those outcomes. More information about program outcomes and course objectives can be found on the Using Program Requirement Sheets  page.

Credit/Grade Requirements A minimum of 30 credits or one-third of the required college-level (100-level or above) credits, whichever is less, must be earned at Edmonds College. Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all college-level courses.

Students Are Advised To:

  • Plan your schedule several quarters in advance in order to accommodate courses that are offered only once or twice per year;
  • Review the college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning;
  • Communicate with an academic advisor and/or a faculty advisor; and
  • At least three quarters before you plan to graduate, contact any college(s) where you have earned credits and have your official transcript(s) sent to Edmonds College. Then, submit an Evaluation Request - Transfer Credits Form (available in Enrollment Services) to activate the process of transferring credits to Edmonds College.  

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted online by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Note: Applications for summer quarter are due by the 8th day of the quarter.

Common Course Numbering Please refer to www.edcc.edu/ccn for more information.

Cultural Diversity Requirement All students earning a degree or certificate of 45 credits or more must meet a cultural diversity (CD) requirement by taking at least five (5) credits of CD courses. To learn more, go to Academic Information – Cultural Diversity Requirement  in the online academic catalog.

College Resources

Internal Coding

TC - 45
CIP - 520701
Last revised - 2022/07/19