Central Penn College - Entrepreneurship & Small Business Associate Degree Program

Central Penn College


Associate Degree

Entrepreneurship & Small Business

Entrepreneur (n) – the owner or manager of a business enterprise who, by risk, initiative and innovation, attempts to make profits. Are you an entrepreneur? If you have the drive and desire to innovate and create, Central Penn College’s Entrepreneurship & Small Business associate degree program is just what you need to reach your career goals!

America’s economy continues to be driven by the successful management of those running small businesses, and Central Penn’s Entrepreneurship & Small Business degree program prepares graduates for the competitive small business environment.

As you immerse yourself in the world of small business, you will discover a new understanding and respect for small business owners. Graduates will be prepared to plan, prepare and deliver written and oral reports and presentations, plan and execute a management-level assignment, understand elements of small business marketing, including strategic planning, communication and customer relations, and even prepare a small business loan package.

While learning about the fundamentals of innovation and initiative, our Entrepreneurship & Small Business students will gain real-world experience creating and shaping the future of a company. Our experienced faculty will guide you and provide valuable insight into the real world of small business.

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Internship/Capstone Course

As a career-oriented college, and in addition to our hands-on curriculum, Central Penn requires all students to complete an internship or capstone course. This opportunity allows students to participate and experience their future careers in the real world. Internships are 180 hours in length and include a research project tailored to the individual's career path. 

Continuing education and online students may complete a capstone course in place of the traditional internship. This can be done at both the associate and bachelor’s degree level. This course requires an extensive research project and paper related to the student’s chosen career path.

Middle States Accreditation

ACCREDITATION: Central Penn College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267.284.5000; web: www.msche.org). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Status: Member since January 1977. Approved Degree Levels: Postsecondary Award/Cert/Diploma, Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s.

APPROVED BY: the Secretary of Education and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to award the Master’s of Professional Studies degree, the Bachelor's of Science degree, the Associate’s in Science degree, and the Associate in Applied Science degree.

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