UCO Small Business Development Center To Offer Small Business Management Certification Program

March 7, 2013

Media Contact:  Courtney Harlin, University Relations Staff Writer, University of Central Oklahoma, 405-974-2121, cbass4@uco.edu

UCO SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER TO OFFER SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

The University of Central Oklahoma Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will offer small-business management certification beginning March 26 at Kirkpatrick Bank located at 3001 E. Memorial in Edmond.

Using real-world examples, certification students will gain an understanding of the 12 core business management disciplines, which include cash flow, time management, financing, human resources, credit and collections, and strategic analysis.

The highly structured, hands-on program is comprised of two levels, each covering six small business management disciplines. The UCO SBDC requires participants to complete level-one curriculum before beginning level two.

The certification program’s level-one curriculum sessions will meet 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month beginning March 26 through Sept. 24.

Registration costs $249 for the first level, and includes workbooks and instructor facilitation at each session.

Participants will receive a certificate upon completion of both levels, with level-two curriculum sessions scheduled to begin this October.

To learn more about the certification program visit www.ucosbdc.org or contact Central’s SBDC at 405-213-1968.

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