College of Technology

Small Business Technology

Small Business owners manage and maintain all aspects of a self-owned business. The student will learn topics such as small business opportunities, business plans, sources of financing, forms of small business ownership, family-owned businesses, and other small business topics are discussed. Students will also study markets and pricing, promotion and selling, e-commerce, managing finances, legal concerns, human resources, and inventory control. Extensive software skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint are required, as well as Internet research abilities and strong communication skills. Small business owners need excellent interpersonal skills, project coordination skills, and the ability to work well with internal staff as well as outside clients and vendors.

Degrees Offered:

  • Associate of Applied Science Small Business Technology (2 years)
  • Post-Secondary Technical Certificate Small Business Technology (1 year)

Program Overview

  • Program accepts students in August and January
  • Typical classroom hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Career Opportunities

  • Schools and colleges
  • Local, state, and federal government agencies
  • Professional offices

Cost of Attendance

Fees apply to the current Idaho State University fee schedule which includes mandatory student health insurance. Students with existing health insurance coverage may waive student health insurance. Waivers are available at

Paying for College

You may apply for financial aid, scholarships, grants, and loans to help finance your college education. When you pay registration fees, you are a student of Idaho State University with the privileges and responsibilities of a college student.