Program: Entrepreneurship in Small Business Management
Award: Career Studies Certificate


This program is designed for current and potential small business owners and those who want to acquire the basic knowledge and skills to create, organize, manage and run a local small business. Courses in the program can be applied to the associate degree in general business management and/or marketing management.

What will I learn?

Students enrolled in this program will take courses such as…

  • Principles of accounting I
  • Business communication
  • Introduction to sociology
  • Business law
  • Principles of marketing

How long will I need to be in college?

A college-ready student attending Camp full-time can complete this career studies certificate in two semesters. 

What is the job outlook for careers in Small Business Management?

As of the second quarter of 2023, total employment in the Hampton Roads Workforce Region for General & Operations Managers was 16,329. There is projected annual demand/need for 1,352 new entrants into this occupation (Source:  Jobs EQ Occupation General and Operations Manager, January 2024).  

How much will I earn in this career?

Below are the 2023 wages for careers, within the Hampton Roads Workforce Region, that are related to this field.


Entry Level



General & Operations Managers




 (Source:  Jobs EQ Occupation Report Wages, January 2024)

Want to know more?  Check out the program map and program requirements in the College Catalog.