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DMA™ Small Business Management Specialist Designation Program

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DMA™ - Small Business Management Specialist Designation

Take six courses

As a designated specialist, provide high level advice with deep knowledge and top skills in your field. Study time is flexible—take up to 18 months to finish.

Take one course

A great way to start. Earn a respected Certificate of Achievement in a course of your choice and up to 30 CE/CPD Credits. Take up to 3 months to complete your studies.

Design Your Study Path

Take 6 Courses to Earn Your Designation

Differentiate Yourself as a Specialist

Help business leaders create and implement strategies, processes and plans that develop

and enable business growth. Or take advantage of this educational opportunity to scale up your own enterprise to its greatest potential.

Leading Teams

This course will help you understand what is required to build your skills and to be prepared for continuous change as your business evolves towards expansion and maturity.

Building Business Plans

Learn more about how to structure and plan for the financial results you need to grow a market-driven business someone will eventually buy.

Scaling Small Business Operations

The focus of this course is on establishing and enhancing a company’s operational framework around which client relationships can be built and retained.

Any firm that has an attractive valuation transcends dependence on its founder. Businesses with strong positions in the marketplace - now and in the future - have strong foundations and deliberate strategies for growth in both income and equity. Learn the underlying skills needed.

Marketing New Virtual Businesses

This course focuses on the things that can be done immediately, without huge investment, to navigate these marketing opportunities and make a market within a community with a compelling value proposition.

Privacy Principles in Business

This course will provide knowledge of risks associated with holding and using personal information and ways in which you can manage this, all very important for your business.

Includes 10 Compliance credits with IIROC (Cycle 9).

Understanding Employment and Business Contracts

The course provides the background information business owners need to understand basic contractual agreements and templates for engagements with customers, sub-contractors and employees.

Preferred Tuition Rates for Designates and Graduates

(Your tuition rates will be calculated during registration)


Most organizations recognize courses provided by Knowledge Bureau, awarding 1 CE/CPD per hour of studies. If submitting to any professional body, review their standards for continuing education prior to submission. All education provided by Knowledge Bureau is recognized for Knowledge Bureau Designation requirements.

DMA™ Designation Program: 180 CE credits with Knowledge Bureau​

Privacy Principles in Business:
30 CE credits with Knowledge Bureau;
10 Compliance credits with IIROC (Cycle 9)​

“I vow to continually get better. This topic is near and dear to me. If I know ... I can share.”

Paul J. Vaneyk, ON

Your Tuition Includes
These All-Inclusive Resources

• Personal course selection consultation
• Virtual campus orientation
• Lesson and study plans
• Personal instructor email support
• Comprehensive Knowledge Journal
• EverGreen Online Research Library
• Knowledge Bureau calculators
• Testing and certification
• CE/CPD accreditation
• Examination, certification and designation

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Every course you take with Knowledge Bureau counts on your academic pathway. Qualify for tuition rebates by taking a certificate course, diploma program or designation program.


Complement your online education with CE Summits. Held in November, January and May, these one-day, instructor-led workshops offer peer-to-peer learning experiences to students who prefer studying in groups.


Annual three-day Distinguished Advisor Conferences focus on finding solutions for the challenges faced by businesses in a global marketplace.

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