1 Based on 12 credits per semester as a full-time student
2 Based on 68 college credits required for associate's degree
3 Depends on several factors, such as industry, size of company, etc.
Be Your Own Boss
Can you see yourself developing your passion – art, music, food, technology, etc. – into a profitable business? Entrepreneurship is the perfect path for hands-on, independent self-starters. As an entrepreneur, you’ll build your business from concept to operations. Along the way, you’ll find that making your own choices, your own hours, and being your own boss is a reward all its own.
Advantages of the Program
Our experienced instructors have the hands-on knowledge needed to help guide you on your entrepreneurial path. They know what it takes to start a business, and incorporate that knowledge in our practical and comprehensive curriculum. The end result is a program that produces success stories. Our students have won competitions, attracted financing, developed successful businesses and turned profits – even during tough times.
Skills You Will Learn
In addition to the fundamentals of accounting, economics, management and business – knowledge you can apply in any business field – you will learn skills that are critical to launching businesses. Course material includes recognizing business opportunities, developing business plans, finding and reaching your market, and financing your business. In addition, you'll learn to how to cater to your customers with classes on e-commerce and customer service. Lastly, you'll know how to manage your business on a day-to-day basis, managing inventory and purchases, keeping records, and projecting your financial needs.
About the Associate in Science Degree
The A.S. degree is designed for careers requiring specialized study at the college level. Specializations within the degree are tailored for immediate entry into the business world. However, many of the courses in these programs may be transferred to an upper division college or university should you decide to continue working toward a four-year degree.