The first step to starting your own business.

Attention all aspiring entrepreneurs: This is the program for you. 

Designed for students who would like to own and operate their own business, Herkimer’s Small Business Management A.A.S. provides the essential entrepreneurial tools needed to get a business up and running. 

As a Herkimer graduate, you’ll be able to write solid business plans, use relevant business software applications, organize a sole proprietorship, form a partnership and incorporate a small business, and prepare budgets—all of which will also set you up for success in entry-level business management positions.


View our program course requirements as published in the College Catalog.

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Cost & Financial Aid

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Career opportunities await

The program provides students with the essential entrepreneurial tools needed to start a business. Additionally, students learn relevant job skills required by employers to fill entry-level management positions.

Transfer Agreements

Please review transfer agreements we have established (for our Small Business Management A.A.S. Program) with four-year colleges & universities to provide a seamless transfer of credits. Programs also offered online are denoted by asterisk *.

Online Learning

The Small Business Management A.A.S. program may also be completed entirely online through our Internet Academy. We offer the same level of care and service to online students as we do to on-campus students. All necessary services are accessible online, including registration, placement testing, bill payment, tutoring, book purchasing, and academic advisement.

Our alumni have gone on to achieve great things. Discover how our many graduates have followed their dreams and transformed their lives with a degree or certificate from Herkimer College.

Faculty members are central to why students from across New York, the United States, and the world choose to pursue their education at Herkimer College. Our esteemed faculty bring expertise and energy to the classroom, as well as an unwavering commitment to each student's success. Take a moment to meet some of our faculty members and discover why they remain in the hearts and minds of generations of alumni. It's easy to see why Herkimer College is among the best community colleges.