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Idaho State University

Small Business Technology

Students in Small Business Technology Computer Lab

Program Description

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)

Basic Technical Certificate Small Business Technology (1 Semester)

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

Minimum Test Scores

SAT English: 360 Math: 360
ACT English: 14 Math: 14
ALEKS   Math: 14
AccuPlacer English: 232