Entrepreneurship Degree

Degree Offered: Associate in Applied Science

Credits Required: 61 (2017-2018 Academic Year)

The program provides students with the skills to start their own venture, work with others to identify business opportunities, join entrepreneurial ventures, or work for an established organization. Entrepreneurs are often in demand by growth-oriented companies wanting to incorporate their vision and innovation in their firms and by companies seeking individuals who have the ability to solve problems creatively and improve productivity. Regardless of size, all businesses need managers who can identify opportunities, obtain resources, plan, organize, direct, and control work to accomplish business objectives.

Topics covered during the course work include entrepreneurial thinking and opportunity recognition, developing a business plan, obtaining resources, managing finances, strategic planning, selecting managers and employees, organizing and designing the business, managing technology and successfully dealing with managerial challenges.

Students will also take courses to gain an overall understanding of business such as accounting, legal issues, sales and marketing and computer information systems.

This program requires that the student complete an Entrepreneurship Internship.

Program Outcomes

Graduates will be able to

  1. Create all phases of a business plan.
  2. Recognize feasible business opportunities.
  3. Identify and describe ethical obligations and business responsibilities.


Click below to view a crosswalk (transition of program courses from an old program to a current program):

2014-2015 Entrepreneurship 

Curriculum - 1st Year

First Semester - 16 Credits

ACCT 110Financial Accounting 3.00
BUSM 106Entrepreneurial Thinking Creativit 3.00
CIST 100Introduction to Information Tech 3.00
MATH 126Statistics (or higher)4.00
MATH 155Pre-Calculus 4.00
MATH 160Calculus I 4.00
WRIT 101English Composition 3.00

Second Semester - 15 Credits

ACCT 111Managerial Accounting 3.00
BUSC 120Social Media 3.00
BUSM 108Entrepreneurship 3.00
COMM 201Public Speaking 3.00
COMM 110Interpersonal Communication 3.00
LITR 210Concepts of Literature 3.00
WRIT 103Writing For Business/Tech 3.00

Curriculum - 2nd Year

Third Semester - 15 Credits

ACCT 200Quickbooks (EVENING)3.00
CIST 106Software Productivity Tools 3.00
BUSM 110Introduction to E-Commerce 3.00
BUSM 120Small Business Management 3.00
BUSM 205Business Law 3.00
BUSM 260Project Management 3.00

Fourth Semester - 15 Credits

BUSH 220Compensation and Benefits 3.00
BUSM 265Enterprise Funding 3.00
BUSM 200Business Finance 3.00
BUSM 245Principles of Marketing 3.00
BUSM 270Business Internship 3.00
SOCI 231Cultural Diversity in American Soci 3.00
SOCI 101Principles of Sociology 3.00