Certificate of Achievement 

What You Will Learn

If you aspire to own your own company or you are currently a business owner, you are in great company. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, there are 28.8 million small businesses in the United States and they have 56.8 million employees. In New Jersey small businesses employed 1.8 million people, or 49.8% of the workforce according to the 2019 N.J. Small Business Profile.

The Small Business Management Certificate at County College of Morris (CCM) provides an introduction of the essential components of starting and running a small business. The certificate takes a practical, hands-on approach to small business by exploring current planning, financing, accounting, advertising, customer relations and management concepts.

Why Study Small Business Management at CCM?

If you aspire to own your own company or you are currently a business owner, you are in great company. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, there are 33.2 million small businesses in the United States with 60.6 million employees. In New Jersey small businesses employed 1.9 million people, or 49.5% of the workforce according to the 2021 New Jersey Small Business profile.

This 12-credit program, offered through the Department of Business at CCM, includes three required courses: Computerized Accounting, Principles of Marketing and Small Business Operations. It also includes an elective course in Advertising, Customer Relations, Sales Principles and Practices, or Social Media Marketing.

Career Opportunities

The average starting salary of a small business is $61,000 according to Payscale. This also fluctuates based on years of experience, geographic location and industry.

    • Accounting
    • Advertising
    • Customer Relations
    • Budgets
    • Business Strategies
    • Client Acquisition
    • Distribution
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Financial Forecasting
    • Marketing
    • Operations
    • Personnel Management
    • Policies & Procedures
    • Production
    • Sales

Where You Can Go

CCM strives to prepare professionals for future success, providing them with the necessary technical, human relations and conceptual skills. Some students who obtain this certificate are Business Administration students who graduate with an associate degree and transfer to a four year institution.

In NJ, the majority of small business employment is in the following industries: Health Care and Social Assistance, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Accommodation and Food Services, Retail Trade, Wholesale Trade, Manufacturing and Construction.

Contact Info

Business Department
973-328-5656
Cohen Hall, Room 204

Dr. Melissa M.H. Ford
Chairperson
mhopper-ford@ccm.edu
973-328-5672