Mar 21, 2018  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Business: Small Business Management, AAS

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This program is designed to develop a high level of proficiency as a small business manager or entrepreneur. Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Use basic accounting and financial principles to make management and marketing decisions;
  • Apply technology and specific software as related to business applications;
  • Apply basic business law applications to daily business operations, organizational issues and personnel;
  • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of various organizational formats available to the small business owner;
  • Develop a basic business plan, marketing plan and financial projections as commonly used in business;
  • Apply the basic principles of human resource management and employment law to the overall management of an organization;
  • Understand the benefits of various agencies available to assist the small business owner; and
  • Explain the pros and cons of various funding options available for starting or expanding a business.

Required Courses

First Year

Second Year

Total Credits: 65

*Indicates prerequisite and/or corequisite needed.  Check course description.

Program Information

  • An internship is an option for this program. Students must apply for placements the prior semester. See internships  for more information and application deadlines.
  • All required courses within the degree program must be taken for a letter grade.  No courses may be taken on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) basis.
  • If you are considering transfer to a four-year college, some of the courses will transfer as electives only.  See your advisor.
  • If you are going to graduate in the current academic year, you must see an advisor in the Business Division prior to enrolling fall semester.

Opportunities After Graduation

  • Graduates may start their own business, manage a small business for someone else, or work in a small business in a professional role.
  • Small businesses account for 97% of Montana businesses and employ 67% of Montana employeees.

Advising Information:

For more information about the program, contact the FVCC Student Support Center or the Faculty Advisor.

Student Support Center Advisor Faculty Advisor                                  
Jori Bullemer Connie Hitchcock, M.B.A.
LRC 129 BSS 107
(406) 756-3905 (406) 756-4329


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