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.
- 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 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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.