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Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management Degree

Want to make a million dollars, be the next Bill Gates, or be your own boss? The Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management program provides students with an understanding of the many facets of entrepreneurship. Students will learn the process of identifying a business opportunity and developing an organization to establish a new venture. The curriculum will provide students with the proper tools to evaluate the feasibility of a new venture and to identify the available resources for assisting an entrepreneur during the start-up phase of the business.

Career Opportunities:

    • By taking entrepreneurial courses, you will become a motivated and valued employee, captain, leader, owner, or boss that understands how to take a problem and turn it into an opportunity.
    • Learn the ABC’s of starting and managing your own business.
    • Understand the difference between a good idea and a real business opportunity.
    • Knowing the basics of starting a company creates both value and experience
      that will be used throughout your career, despite the area of interest.

Upon successful completion of the Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management curriculum with a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or higher, the student is awarded an Associate in Applied Science Degree. With a few additional courses, a student can also earn an Associate in Arts Degree; assistance from a NIACC counselor is advised to ensure proper course curricula.


Tuition is based on the number of credit hours and legal residence and is subject to change or modification. To see the current cost per semester hour click here.

Financial Aid/Scholarships

Financial assistance is available in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, and part-time employment (work study). Students apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For more information on Financial Aid click here.

First Year - First Term

BCA-215 Computer Business Applications 3 s.h.
BUS-102 Introduction to Business 3 s.h.
BUS-130 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3 s.h.
BUS-162 Workplace Professionalism+ 3 s.h.
MGT-101 Principles of Management* 3 s.h.
15 s.h.
Second Term
ACC-111 Introduction to Accounting 3 s.h.
BUS-122 Emerging Business Practices and Technologies 3 s.h.
BUS-152 Creating a Company 3 s.h.
MGT-170 Human Resource Management 3 s.h.
MKT-110 Principles of Marketing 3 s.h.
15 s.h.
Second Year - Third Term
BUS-185 Business Law I 3 s.h.
ENG-105 Composition I 3 s.h.
FIN-100 Introduction to Finance 3 s.h.
Business Elective(s) 6 s.h.
15 s.h.
Fourth Term
BCA-152 Comprehensive Spreadsheets** 3 s.h.
BUS-269 Insurance and Risk Management 3 s.h.
ENG-106 Composition II*** 3 s.h.
Business Elective(s) 3 s.h.
Natural Science/Mathematics Elective(s) 3 s.h.
15 s.h.
Total Program Hours 60 s.h.

+If you anticipate achieving a two-year degree, enroll in a Business Elective your first year and BUS-162 Workplace Professionalism your second year, preferably the Fourth Term.

*Prerequisite: BUS-102 Introduction to Business is recommended.
**Prerequisite: BCA-101 Introduction to Computers and Information Systems or BCA-215 Computer Business Applications.
***Prerequisite: ENG-105 Composition I.

Check here for a list of Business Electives.