Small Business Development

Advanced Certificate in Small Business Development

The Advanced Certificate in Small Business Development has been designed by business leaders and members of the Mercyhurst College faculty specifically for college graduates who are involved with small businesses as proprietors or partners, or who serve the small business market as consultants, lenders or financial advisors.

A maximum of two three-credit courses completed during the last five years may be applied toward the Certificate in lieu of equivalent required courses.

Course Requirements*
Core Courses
ACCT 101 Principles of Accounting
BADM 250 Entrepreneurship
BADM 310 Business Law I
COMM 180 Business and Professional Communication
Leadership in Small/Family-owned Business option
MGMT 300 Leadership in Organizations
MGMT 300 Human Resources Management
MGMT 326 Human Behavior in Organizations
MKTG 347 Advertising and Promotion
Small Business Marketing option
MKTG 162 Principles of Marketing
MKTG 301 Consumer Behavior
MKTG 317 Sales Management
MKTG 327 Retail Management
MKTG 347 Advertising and Promotion

* Descriptions are available in the Course Catalog

Cost and Career Information

In compliance with the “gainful employment” regulations under Title IV of the Higher Education Act, as amended, Mercyhurst is disclosing certain cost and career information to prospective students.
You can view this information by clicking here.

Admissions Requirements

B.A. or B.S. degree with an overall GPA of at least 2.5.

Admissions Procedures

Have official college transcripts sent to the Office of Adult & Graduate Programs. Submit a completed Advanced Certificate Application, along with a $30 application fee. Or you can also choose to apply online for free.


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