Overview

 

This program teaches students the fundamentals of starting and managing a business and prepares students for the challenges they are likely to encounter when starting a new business.

Your career in management can begin with an associate’s degree program in entrepreneurship and small business management. The AS Degree in Entrepreneurship is for those students who wish to become a new business owner and/or update their skills as a current business owner, start or work for a small business. This program teaches students the fundamentals of starting and managing a business and prepares students for the challenges they are likely to encounter when starting a new business.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students completing this program will be able to:

Careers in Small Business

A Small Business Management degree could lead to one of many careers in a small company, including the following:

  • Entrepreneur: Start your own company and sell a product or idea. Small Business Management training covers business and management topics that that will help you succeed.
  • Small Business Financial Services Manager: Work as a consultant for a small business to keep track of finances and to make sure the company is making money and not losing it. A background in finances or accounting could also be useful for this position.
  • Small Business Sales Manager: Sell a product or idea to interested parties, develop potential client and customer lists and market the product.

Careers in Management

A degree in small business management can lead to a number of management positions within different industries and businesses. These can include large, small, already-established or just getting off the ground businesses. Possible careers include:

  • Local Store Manager: Find a career in a small local store or restaurant managing employees, organizing the goods, marketing and advertising products and growing the business.
  • Production Manager: Organize the business plan and production so the product is getting out on time, in pristine condition to where it needs to go at the pace at which it needs to be produced.
  • Human Resources Manager: Determine the best people for different positions within a small or large company, how much they should be paid and how best to train them to complete their specific responsibilities.
  • Contract Administrator: Write and review contracts to make sure they are in line with the business plan and will advance the business. Look for and contact potential clients.

Course Outlines

AS Degree Requirements Major: Core and Selective Requirements

Complete Core Courses, 15 unitsUnits
ACTG 100Accounting Procedures3
ACTG 200QuickBooks3
BUS. 100Introduction to Business3
BUS. 180Marketing3
BUS. 201Business Law3

Selective Courses, choose a minimum of 9 units from the following:

List A: Choose a minimum of 6 units from the following:Units
BUS. 101Human Relations in the Workplace3
BUS. 103Introduction to Business Information Systems3
BUS. 125International Business3
BUS. 401Business Communications3
CBOT 432Introduction to Computer Applications
EDUC 249Redefining Leadership: Individuals Effecting Change3
MGMT 100Introduction to Business Management3
List B: Choose a minimum of 3 units from the following:Units
BUS. 150Entrepreneurship: Small Business Management3
BUS. 158Startup and Freelance Fundamentals3

Total Required Major Units: 24

And required General Education coursework and electives as needed to meet the minimum 60 units required for the Associate degree.

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