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Small Business Management

Go Big on Small Business at DCC

Bring your entrepreneurial spirit and we'll take care of the rest. Earn a Small Business Microcredential in just one semester at DCC.



credits taken over three courses


semester long for most students


of new jobs annually are in the small business sector, according to the US SBA

What You'll Study in the Small Business Management Microcredential

In just three courses taken over one semester at DCC, you’ll gain the foundational skills and knowledge you’ll need to create, launch, and manage a small business. 

For an even more robust foundation, stack this microcredential into an associate degree in Business Management or Business Administration.

Note: Students taking this microcredential may be eligible for NYS Part Time Tuition Assistance for Non-Degree Credentials. For more information email

Courses You'll Take

BUS 107: Principles of Marketing 
Learn to develop a marketing concept, familiarize yourself with the legal and cultural environment of business, and delve into topics like product development, segmentation, buyer behavior and more.

BUS 208: Small Business Management
Learn how to start a small business, buy a small business, and everything in between. This course covers franchising, sources of capital, location analysis, employee relations, advertising and more.

BUS 102: Foundations of Business
An introduction to economic systems, forms of business ownership, legal aspects of business, management, marketing, financing and accounting, social responsibility, and career assessment.


Contact Us

Office of Admissions

101 Orcutt Student Services Center
Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Phone: (845) 431-8010

53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601