Small Business Management Online Associate Degree


The small business management online associate degree prepares students to start a new business or expand an existing business. The program emphasizes the knowledge, skills, and abilities that are essential to becoming a successful small business owner and/or manager. Students will acquire skills in entrepreneurial strategies and planning, feasibility analysis, market analysis, and competitor analysis and will develop a comprehensive business plan for a new business venture.

Graduates of the program will:

  • Be able to critically apply concepts in the principal areas of business to support organizational decisions.
  • Be able to use current business technologies in support of organizational operations.
  • Be able to explain the leadership skills required to achieve strategic business objectives.
  • Be able to explain appropriate ethical perspectives in a global business environment.
  • Be able to effectively communicate in a professional business setting.
  • Be able to productively collaborate in a professional business setting.

Course Listing (90 Credits)

AC1060     Principles of Accounting I

AC1160     Principles of Accounting II

EC2050     Macroeconomics OR
EC2100     Microeconomics

MG2300     Customer Service Relations

MG3000     Marketing

MT1050     Introduction to Business

MT2050     Principles of Management

MT2200     Franchising OR
AC2050     Accounting Software Applications

MT2400     Small Business Management Operations

MT3550     Entrepreneurship and Small Business

MT3650     Business Plan Development

MT3651     Business Management Capstone


EN1150     Composition I

EN1300     Composition II

EN2100     Speech OR
EN2150     Interpersonal Professional Communication


SC Science Elective


MA2000     Quantitative Reasoning

Humanities/Behavioral/Social Science

Humanities/Behavioral/Social Science Elective

General Education

CS1201     Juggling College, Life, and Career: Set Up for Success! OR
CS1203     Bridge to Success: Creating Your Future at NAU

CS1301     Do the Numbers! Achieving College and Career Success

CS2086     Career Path Planning

Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.