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Program Overview

Business Management, College Credit Certificate (C.C.C.) – 25 hours (SBMD-CER)

The 25 credit hour certificate in Business Management is intended for those already working in business who want to gain an academic credential as well as those who have an occupational skill that will enable them to be self-employed. Graduates are competent in basic accounting, business communication, basic business law, document management, marketing, and computer applications. Business writing skills are also taught.


Florida Gateway College (Main Campus)

Testing Entrance Requirements

Students must demonstrate competence in reading, math, or language through placement examination or by passing the appropriate reading, math or language courses, if not exempt by state board of education rule 6A-10.0315


Classes are held Monday through Thursday throughout the day. Program may be completed online or through a mixture of face-to-face and online classes.


  • Tuition:  $2,583.00
  • Lab fees:  $210.00
  • Textbooks:  $1,793.48


Credit Hours


Enrollment ’19-’20



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Careers at a Glance

Starting Salaries

Starting salaries range from $29,500 to $39,079.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program have a variety of career position opportunities, including Entry Analysts, Purchasing and Inventory Specialists, Retail Salesperson, and Small Business Owner.

Employers of FGC Graduates

  • Columbia County School District
  • New Millennium Building Systems
  • VA Hospital
  • Rountree Moore Automotive Group
  • UF Heath Centers
  • State of Florida
  • Columbia County
  • Target
  • PCS

Program Details

Admission Requirements

To be officially considered for this program, a student must have a high school diploma or GED certificate, submit an application to FGC, and take a placement exam if not exempt by the state board of education rule 6A-10.0315.

Program Notes
  • Students can start anytime, but fall is preferable to stay in sequence.
  • This program offers students:
    • Small class sizes
    • Most courses are online for student flexibility
Program Guide & Syllabi
  • MAC 1105 – College Algebra 3 credits or
  • STA 2023 – Elementary Statistics 3 credits
  • CGS 1570 – Computer Applications 3 credits
  • GEB 1011 – Introduction to Business 3 credits
  • SBM 2000 – Small Business Management 3 credits
  • MAR 2011 – Principles of Marketing 3 credits
  • BUL 2241 – Business Law I 3 credits
  • ACG 2021 – Introduction to Financial Accounting 4 credits
  • GEB 2214 – Business Communications 3 credits
Learning Outcomes
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to develop small business plans, demonstrating competence at accessing, producing, analyzing, and interpreting marketing, financial, and operational data using common business software.
  • Students will prepare marketing plans for a business service or product.
  • Students will prepare business letters, financial reports, or emails, and employ effective communication skills in dealing with stakeholders both inside and outside the organization.
  • Students will recognize appropriate administrative policies, objectives, and procedures to institute organizational control and assess management effectiveness.
Book List & Materials
  • GEB 1011 – Introduction to Business 3 credits
    • BUSN 11 w/ MindTap Access- Kelly #9781337407120  
  • SBM 2000 – Small Business Management 3 credits
    • MyLab Entrepreneurship- Glackin #9780135890301 
  • MAR 2011 – Principles of Marketing 3 credits
    • MKTG 12 w/ Access- Lamb #9781337407588   
  • BUL 2241 – Business Law I 3 credits
    • Law for Business- Ashcroft #9781305654921  
  • ACG 2021 – Introduction to Financial Accounting 4 credits
    • Horngren’s Financial & Managerial Acct. w/ Access- Miller-Nobles #9780134674568  
  • GEB 2214 – Business Communications 3 credits
    • BCOM 9 w/Access- Lehman  #9781337116848