Award: Associate of Applied Sciences degree, A.A.S. (code AAS.ESI.ENTREP)
Total Credit Hours: 60 credit hours.
Purpose: A degree in entrepreneurship provides you with the skills to start your own venture, work with others to identify business opportunities, join entrepreneurial ventures or work for an established organization. Entrepreneurship graduates are often in demand by growth-oriented companies wanting to incorporate entrepreneurial 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 coursework 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, identifying and capitalizing on international opportunities, managing technology, and successfully dealing with managerial challenges.
Range of Occupations
Graduating students may obtain employment by launching their own business venture or working for any business in any industry including: construction, architecture, child care, personal care, food services, technology, engineering, accounting, financial services and more. Occupations can be explored further through the virtual Careers Center.
Where course choices exist within this program, transfer students should consult with the department to make course choices consistent with the requirements of their intended transfer school.