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Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Small business is critical to the United States economy. Whether you want to open a traditional store-front, a home operation, an online venture, or simply learn the foundations of business, this certificate equips you with the knowledge and skills you need.

This certificate, developed in partnership with Project for Return and Opportunity in Veterans Education (PROVE), was designed in an effort to promote and expand small business opportunities for veterans throughout New York City. PROVE, founded in 2007, supports student veterans as they transition from military service to student life. Veterans who are interested in pursuing this certificate should contact our bursar, Milena Timerman, to learn more about using GI Bill benefits towards this program. This certificate is open to all interested participants, including non-veterans.


Registration and Tuition

This certificate consists of 8 required courses and 2 electives. Tuition is $3600, plus one time $35 registration fee, or you can register for each course individually, with a $35 registration fee per semester. To register online for courses please click on the Course Browser/Registration. Note:Not all course offerings are available each semester. Click the button to view the Program Brochure.



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Payment Plan options are available. Students must register in person to enroll in a payment plan option. Certificate Students must visit or contact the registration office at 212-650-3850 Monday through Friday 9am-5pm to choose their class schedule per semester.  Learn more about the benefits of registering for the entire certificate program.


Note: Certificate Cannot Be Completed In One Semester.


Spring 2017 Schedule

Course Day Time Dates
Accounting Basics for Non-Accountants Wednesday 6:00-9:00pm 4/5- 4/26
Successfully Marketing and Promoting Any Business Monday 6:00-9:00pm 2/27- 3/20
Understanding Business Thursday 6:00-9:00pm 2/16- 3/16
How to Start a Small Business Thursday 6:00-8:30pm 3/30- 5/18
Business Law for Small Business Owner Wednesday 6:00-9:00pm 4/5- 5/3
Financial Planning Mon. & Wed.
5:30-7:30pm 2/13- 3/20; Skips 2/20
Small Business Management Mon. & Wed. 7:40-9:40pm 4/3- 5/3
Business Practices Mon. & Wed. 5:30-7:30pm 4/3- 5/3
Bookkeeping and Budgeting Wednesday 6:00-9:00pm 2/22- 3/22
Business Writing Monday 5:30-7:30pm  2/27 - 4/3 (sess.1 starts at 6:15pm)
Microsoft Excel I Tuesday 5:30-7:30pm 2/14- 3/21
Microsoft Excel II Tuesday 5:30-7:30pm 4/4- 5/9


Continuing Education Certificate Programs are part-time non-credited courses and therefore we do not issue student visas.  To apply for a student visa, students must be enrolled in a full-time credited college program or an ESL studies program.  For more information on Continuing Education's ESL program please click here: International English Language Institute
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