Miami Dade College

Virtual College

Business Operations - Small Business


The Business Operations program is offered completely online and is designed to prepare students for employment and advancement in the following areas: accounting/budgeting, business/management, customer service, finance, human resources, international business, marketing, nonprofit, real estate, retail and small business. With several career options to select, students also have an advantage to apply credits earned toward an associate degree in a similar concentration.

General Education Requirements

  1. Major Course Requirements (18.00 credits)

    Must take 3.0 credits from the following group:

    Accounting for owner's equity with emphasis on corporate financial statements. Other topics include plant assets, intangible assets, current and long-term liabilities. ACG2001 and 2011 can be substituted for ACG2021. Prerequisite: ACG2001; Corequisite: ACG2011L. (3 hr. lecture)

    An introduction to financial accounting concepts and analysis with emphasis on corporate financial statements and determination of income. Corequisite: ACG2021L. (3 hr. lecture)

    Must take 15.0 credits from the following group:

    The student will learn the major disciplines of business including general business, business ethnics, forms of business ownership, economics, management and leadership, human relations marketing, information systems, accounting, financial management, money and banking, and business law. (3 hr. lecture)

    The student will learn to analyze the major functions of management. Emphasis is placed on learning how to manage organizations for excellence in both performance and employee satisfaction. Major topics include but are not limited to business ethics and social responsibility, strategic and operational planning, decision making, organization structure and behavior, managing groups and teams, communication and information technology. (3 hr. lecture)

    The marketing management concept of the distribution of goods and services with consideration of market research and analysis, buying and selling, product design, pricing, promotion, transportation, competition, and the responsibilities of the marketing manager. (3 hr. lecture)

    Reviews the basic arithmetic processes and covers mathematics and computations used in business including cash and trade discounts, commissions, markup, markdown, depreciation, simple and compound interest and bank discounts, payroll records, taxes, insurance, inventory, analysis of financial statements, statistics (mean, median, and mode), charts and graphs, and consumer applications. (3 hr. lecture)

    Reviews forms of ownership, franchising, location analysis, financing, record keeping, purchasing, inventory control, marketing, security, insurance, and consumer credit. Students will prepare a feasibility study and present a comprehensive small business start-up plan. (3 hr. lecture)

Not all courses are offered every term. Please refer to our online schedule of courses each term for listed offerings.