Small Business Management

Overview

careers

  • Manager

  • Finance Officer

  • Business Owner

  • Office Assistant

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Mitchell Technical College has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.

If your busy life is keeping you from getting the degree you always wanted, Mitchell Tech has the answer!  Enroll in our ONLINE Small Business Management program!

In today’s fast-paced business world, the small business manager often needs specialty skills to make a business succeed. Using the flexibility of online education, the Small Business Management program will provide business owners with a set of foundational skills that will help strengthen their businesses. Courses are general and applicable to any type of small business. Continue with another year of Business Management classes and earn your Associate of Applied Science degree as an Administrative Office Specialist!

No tuition difference between online and traditional classroom delivery—no hidden fees!

This program is eligible for federal financial aid. 

Occupational Outlook Information

  • High demand, high skill, high wage occupation
  • Nearly half of the utilities workforce will be nearing retirement age within the next 10 years, resulting in excellent  opportunities for qualified entrants
  • Persons with advanced technical education will have the best employment opportunities

Curriculum

Award: Diploma or AAS Degree

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Semesters Available
One Year Diploma - First Semester
BUS110Accounting for Business I4 credits
BUS150Outlook Essentials2 credits
BUS210Principles of Selling3 credits
CIS105Introduction to Computers3 credits
SSS101Online Seminar I1 credits
Total Semester Hours13 credits
Second Semester
BUS111Accounting for Business II4 credits
BUS216Spreadsheet Applications3 credits
BUS220Supervisory Management3 credits
Written Communications Elective3 credits
Total Semester Hours13 credits
Third Semester
ACCT221Quickbooks3 credits
BUS122E-Commerce3 credits
BUS170Entrepreneurship & Small Bus Mgt3 credits
Math Elective3 credits
Total Semester Hours12 credits
Optional AAS Degree (Administrative Office Specialist) - Fourth Semester
BUS101Introduction to Business3 credits
BUS120Principles of Marketing3 credits
BUS143Document Production3 credits
BUS214Principles of Insurance2 credits
Total Semester Hours11 credits
Fifth Semester
BUS140Business Law3 credits
BUS204Customer Service3 credits
BUS160Desktop Publishing3 credits
BUS161Digital Media Concepts3 credits
Total Semester Hours12 credits
Sixth Semester
BUS217Database Applications3 credits
BUS203Web Essentials3 credits
General Education Elective3 credits
General Education Elective3 credits
Total Semester Hours12 credits
Total Credits Required to Graduate: 73

Requirements

COMPUTER REQUIREMENTS

Computer and Internet access required. (Your computer will have to meet our specifications to assure your operating system and software are current and compatible.)

Outcomes

A diploma in small business management is designed for individuals planning to own or operate new businesses or improve operations in existing small businesses. This program can enhance business, management and entrepreneurial skills in a variety of functional areas. Upon completion of this one-year program, graduates will be able to:
  • Analyze the impact that e-commerce has on small business and how it is an integral part of a business plan
  • Analyze appropriate sales strategies in a real-world scenario
  • Demonstrate basic bookkeeping knowledge
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Apply computer skills to increase productivity in a business
Annual Program Review

Check out the 2023-24 Annual Program Review for information on how faculty ensure the quality and effectiveness of the program.

Faculty

Deb Giblin

Administrative Office Specialist Program Director / Instructor

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Annika Russell-Manke

Program Director / Instructor

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Cost

$ 4000
Program Tuition & Fees ⓘ

Other Required Costs

Books / Tools (estimated) $1,563

Scholarships

$500

1 AVAIL.

Rod Bowar Memorial Scholarship

Rod owned Kennebec Telephone Company, providers of telephone, cable TV and internet service to Kennebec, Presho and rural Lyman County. He joined the company in 1977 and purchased it in 1998. Rod was passionate about providing the best opportunities possible for his family and community. He served on many different boards and committees, including serving on the Mitchell Technical College Foundation Board. Two of Rod's children were Mitchell Tech grads, and his businesses employ multiple Mitchell Tech graduates.
2.5 GPA or greater

$750

1 AVAIL.

SD Municipal Electric Association Energy Production & Transmission Scholarship

SD Municipal Electric Association

All programs eligible.
Must be a resident of the SD Municipal Electric Association service area.

$1000

2 AVAIL.

South Dakota Wheat Commission

South Dakota Wheat Commission

The South Dakota Wheat Commission began offering scholarships for Culinary Academy of South Dakota, Animal Science, Ag Business, Agronomy, Precision Technology, and SD Center for Farm and Ranch Management program students in 2014. The Commission has been an active supporter of several Mitchell Technical College programs for several years and has provided financial support for equipment and program development.
Agricultural Business
Agronomy
Animal Science
Culinary Academy of South Dakota
Precision Ag Technology
Applicants must be currently enrolled as first year full-time students in the Culinary Academy of South Dakota or Agronomy programs, with second choice being Ag Business, Animal Science or Precision Technology Applicants must complete the MTC current student online application during the open enrollment period as instructed to be eligible for this scholarship Applicant must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher Award considerations include academic performance, financial need, responses to essay questions and recommendations from instructors. Ag award preference would be to someone who comes from or has plans to go into production agriculture, specifically wheat production Culinary Academy of South Dakota award preference would be students interested in the baking side of the program

$1000

4 AVAIL.

Osterhaus Endowed Scholarships

Martin and Maude Osterhaus established this endowed scholarship in 1995 to provide financial support for at least four deserving Mitchell Tech students each year. The scholarships will be awarded in January each year and applied to the recipient's account the following Fall semester.
Accounting
Agricultural Business
Agronomy
Animal Science
Architectural Design and Building Construction
Automation Controls/SCADA
Business Management
Culinary Academy of South Dakota
Diesel Power - Ag Power Technology
Electrical Construction & Maintenance
Electrical Utilities & Substation Technology
Heating & Cooling Technology
Human Services Technician
Information Systems Technology
Machining and Manufacturing
Medical Assistant
Medical Laboratory Technology
Medical Office Professional
Medical Office Professional
Power Line Construction & Maintenance
Power Sports & Marine Technology
Precision Ag Technology
Radiation Therapy
Radiologic Technology
Small Business Management
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
Utilities Technology
Wi-Fi & Broadband Technologies
Wind Turbine Technology
Applicant must be a currently enrolled first year full-time student in any two year program Applicant must demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA (universal financial aid application form) Applicant must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher Applicant must complete the MTC online application during the open application period as instructed to be eligible for this scholarship Applicant must have good leadership skills

$1000

1 AVAIL.

Mitchell Tech Retiree Endowed Scholarship

The scholarship was established by the former faculty and staff of Mitchell Tech.
Accounting
Agricultural Business
Agronomy
Animal Science
Architectural Design and Building Construction
Automation Controls/SCADA
Business Management
Culinary Academy of South Dakota
Diesel Power - Ag Power Technology
Electrical Construction & Maintenance
Electrical Utilities & Substation Technology
Geospatial Technologies
Heating & Cooling Technology
Human Services Technician
Information Systems Technology
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Machining and Manufacturing
Medical Assistant
Medical Laboratory Technology
Medical Office Professional
Medical Office Professional
Natural Gas Technology
Office Technology Specialist
Power Line Construction & Maintenance
Power Sports & Marine Technology
Precision Ag Technology
Radiation Therapy
Radiologic Technology
Small Business Management
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
Utilities Technology
Wi-Fi & Broadband Technologies
Wind Turbine Technology
Applicant must be enrolled full time at MTC. Applicant must have a GPA of 2.5 or greater. Applicant must complete the MTC Online application during the open application period to be eligible to receive this scholarship.

$1000

2 AVAIL.

Laverne & Nell Tollefson Memorial Scholarship

Charlene Bainbridge

The LaVerne and Nell Tollefson Memorial Scholarship is eligible for any program at Mitchell Technical College. Also the recipient must have a current GPA of 2.5 or higher and be a current student.
Accounting
Administrative Office Specialist
Agricultural Business
Agronomy
Animal Science
Architectural Design and Building Construction
Automation Engineering Technology
Automation Controls/SCADA
Business Management
Culinary Academy of South Dakota
Diesel Power - Ag Power Technology
Diesel Power - Light Truck Technology
Electrical Construction & Maintenance
Electrical Utilities & Substation Technology
Geospatial Technologies
Heating & Cooling Technology
Human Services Technician
Information Systems Technology
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Machining and Manufacturing
Medical Assistant
Medical Laboratory Technology
Medical Office Professional
Medical Office Professional
Natural Gas Technology
On Campus
Power Line Construction & Maintenance
Power Sports & Marine Technology
Precision Ag Technology
Progressive Welding Technology
Radiation Therapy
Radiologic Technology
Registered Nursing (LPN to RN)
Small Business Management
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
Utilities Technology
Wi-Fi & Broadband Technologies
Wind Turbine Technology
Applicant must be accepted or currently enrolled as a full-time student in any program at Mitchell Technical College. Applicant must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher Applicant must complete the MTC online application during the open application period as instructed to be eligible for this scholarship

Contact Admissions

For information about any of our programs, application, or any of our other student services please contact us:

Admissions Office
Mitchell Technical College
1800 E. Spruce St.
Mitchell, SD 57301

800.684.1969
605.995.3025
fax: 605.995.3067
[email protected]

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