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2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Small Business Management Certificate

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Program:  Certificate

Department of Management and Marketing  

Richard T. Doermer School of Business

Neff Hall 340 ~ 260-481-6470

Doermer School of Business Undergraduate Student Success Center

DSB 101 ~ 260-481-6472

The student learning outcomes for the certificate are as follows:

  • To develop an understanding of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial orientation
  • To develop a business plan for the enterprise
  • To use marketing and financial information to advance/promote the plan
  • To understand available financing providers including “angels,” venture capitalists, and strategic partners

Gainful Employment Disclosure:

Information regarding Consumer Information for this program can be found at: Consumer Information - Purdue Fort Wayne (pfw.edu)

The Small Business Management Certificate is designed to provide students with the very basic skills needed to understand the business environment and to make sound decision while running their own business. Any student admitted to Purdue University Fort Wayne is eligible to work on this certificate.

You must meet the prerequisites for each course and earn a grade of C- or better in each course, while maintaining at least a 2.30 GPA in courses required for the certificate.  You must complete at least 9 of the required 15 credits at Purdue Fort Wayne to be eligible to receive the certificate.

Certificate Requirements

Total Credits: 15

Student Responsibility

You are responsible for ensuring that you satisfy all graduation requirements specified for each selected program.  Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies, and procedures governing your academic career.  If you cannot complete all program requirements by your stated graduation date but fail to remove those from your plan of study, the Registrar’s Office in consultation with your academic advisor will remove unmet pursuits from your plan of study. Changing curricular records during the graduation term of application may affect state or federal financial aid awards. All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair or dean. 

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