Small Business and Entrepreneurial Studies Certificate


If you have started or plan to start your own business, or if you are in a family business and have never taken business classes, this certificate is a great place to start. This program will provide you with basic business and core business development classes. You can update your skills and get the knowledge needed through classes such as Small Business Management, Entrepreneurship and Business Plan Development.  Courses are offered during the day, evening, and online for your convenience. After completing the certificate, you will have the education to successfully build a business plan and launch and manage your own business.

Special Opportunities

Our business faculty have worked or are currently working in their fields.  Their experience includes large corporations, local and regional businesses, law firms, business consulting firms, accounting firms, the insurance industry, and municipality work.  Besides the experience, their degrees and certifications include MBA, MSA, and JD designations.

Career Options

Start-up Businesses
Family Businesses

Related Degrees & Certificates


See below for a list of all full-time Department Faculty. Please note that not all listed faculty may teach courses related to this specific degree or certificate program.

Richard J Bennett

B.S., University of Akron College of Business; J.D. University of Akron School of LawBusiness and Technologies Department Professor of Business
Office: C260
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9407
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Betti J Gladue

B.A., M.S., Eastern Connecticut State UniversityBusiness and Technologies Department Professor of Business
Office: C-138
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9430
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Edwin R Muenzner

A.S., Three Rivers Community College; B.S., Eastern Connecticut State University; M.S.A.T., University of Hartford; Certified Public AccountantBusiness and Technologies Department Professor of Accounting
Office: C144
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9456
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James O’Shea

B.A. University of Connecticut; M.S. Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteBusiness and Technologies Department Marketing & Business Management faculty
Office: C-144
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9459
James O’Shea