Print Friendly

Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship Certificate


Phone: (989) 275-5000, ext. 284 | Fax: (989) 275-6727 | Email:

Program Advisor

Caryn Schutte, Academic Advisor
(989) 275-5000, ext. 252

Manage the basics and make your small business thrive.
Get your certificate in Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship online at Kirtland Community College.

Get your small business management and entrepreneurship degree from Kirtland Community CollegeKirtland Community College will make it easy for you to learn how to better manage your small business — or the one where you work.

The fundamentals small businesses need to thrive, not simply survive, in today’s brutally competitive business atmosphere are available — online — through Kirtland.

You can fit your coursework into your schedule and start to appreciate the benefits other online students report:

  • Less vehicle wear and tear
  • aving money on gas
  • No traveling and
  • Fewer childcare fees

Small business management and entrepreneurship degrees at KirtlandKirtland’s Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship Certificate will give you exactly what you need to effectively manage a business. Kirtland’s online business program is ideal for you if you are a:

  • Small business owner
  • Small Business manager
  • Prospective small business owner or manager

Kirtland’s online small business management and entrepreneurship courses include the basics that will give you a stronger foundation:

  • Fundamentals of Accounting
  • Accounting Principles
  • Computer Accounting/QuickBooks
  • Introduction to Business
  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Introduction to Computers
  • Customer Relations

You may opt to pursue an Associate of Applied Science — Business Management or an Associate in Business Administration degree at any point in this program.

Don’t sweat it if you’re not computer-savvy. Kirtland’s mandatory online orientation will prepare you to download, use a discussion board, and participate in a live chat so you’re ready. Your online courses will be led by a team with decades of combined experience.

Related business and marketing degrees and certificates include:

Associate Transfer degrees

  • Business Administration (on campus and online)

Associate in Applied Science degrees

  • Business Management (on campus and online)


  • Accounting Clerk (on campus and online)
  • Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship (on campus and online)

Partnership Programs

  • Central Michigan University
  • Davenport University
  • Franklin University
  • Kaplan University
  • Lake Superior State University
  • Northwood University

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university must consult with an advisor and carefully study the requirements of the four-year institution from which they intend to secure a bachelor’s degree.

Specific information about program and course requirements can be found in our College Catalog.

“I was a nontraditional student and very fearful of going back to school. I have made more friends with co-students online than in class.”

— Kaulana, Kirtland online student

Some of the jobs related to our Business and Marketing program:

Kirtland Community College Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship Degrees(click on the links for detailed information about each specific job/career and for job outlook information)

Get general and transfer information on specific colleges and universities.

NOTE: Online degree programs may be completed by taking a combination of classes through Kirtland Community College and the Michigan Community College Virtual Learning Collaborative, allowing students to get their degree completely online from Kirtland Community College while paying Kirtland’s very affordable tuition rates.

Kirtland Community College…education @ your fingertips