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Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

The Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management certificate is designed for students interested in starting their own business or for students who are interested in managing a small business in a variety of business sectors including wholesale, manufacturing, health care, food service, and governmental agencies.

This certificate will provide students with an introduction to business organization and operations. It will also provide students with the knowledge and insight necessary to develop strong management skills, which are often necessary for advancement to supervisory positions in a small business. Students pursuing this certificate are permitted six semester hours of directed electives. This level of flexibility will allow students to select courses specific to their individual strengths, interests, and goals.

 

Admissions Requirements

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management is an open enrollment program, meaning there is no criteria students must meet to be admitted. Students who are interested in enrolling in this program should complete our steps to enroll, which includes completing the free application for admission.

We encourage all prospective students to visit campus. We have several Explore Sandburg Open Houses throughout the year, or you can schedule a campus visit at your convenience.

Career and technical programs/courses are offered without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability or status in any group protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Title IX Coordinator Rick Eddy, 309.341.5234; Jacob Runge, 309.341.5262.

For additional information contact:
Welcome Center
309.345.3500
welcomecenter@sandburg.edu

Potential Careers

Because entrepreneurship is unique to each individual, please explore various career options through this link

Sample course schedule for the Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management program

Sample schedule for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management certificate

 

Program Format 

The Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management program offers both online and face-to-face class options. However, the program can not be done entirely online.

ESTIMATED COSTS FOR THE AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management certificate cost sheet


FINANCIAL AID

To apply for financial aid, visit our financial aid page for more information.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. Contact the local office to inquire if you qualify for financial support. 

  • Hancock County 550 N. Madison St., Carthage, IL 217.357.6749      
  • Warren/Henderson County 1025 S. 2nd St, Monmouth, IL 309.734.4745
  • Knox County Bondi Building, 311 E. Main, Suite 612, Galesburg, IL 309.343.9832               
  • McDonough County 440 N. Lafayette, Macomb, IL 309.837.1280


SCHOLARSHIPS

Thanks to our generous donors, Carl Sandburg College Foundation is able to award over $100,000 each year in scholarship dollars to Sandburg students. High school, adult learners and returning students - everyone is eligible to apply. Apply between October 1 and March 15 for the upcoming year. We encourage all students to apply. 

Meet the Instructors

Drew Debrey
Business and Economics Adjunct Instructor

John Denkner
Business and Economics Adjunct Instructor

James Doran
Business and Economics Adjunct Instructor

Kelli Mayes-Denker
Business and Economics Adjunct Instructor

Joshua Seifert
Business and Economics Instructor


Department of Social and Business Sciences
2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.
Galesburg, IL 61401
309.341.5427

Business & Accounting Society of Sandburg (BASS)

The mission of BASS is to provide a real world experience outside of the classroom through various exposures to different styles of business and accounting procedures to current students and disseminate business and accounting information throughout Sandburg. Membership is open to all full and part-time students currently enrolled at Sandburg.

Advisor: To be announced