Entrepreneurship & Small Business

Run your business… like a business! Get the knowledge and skills you need to convert your idea into a business. Or, if you already own your own company, you’ll learn the ins–and–outs of becoming a successful entrepreneur.

Small businesses are the engine of the U.S. economy. They drive innovation… they launch breakthrough products and services… they find new ways to improve the customer experience Entrepreneurship & Small Business associate degree.

Blaze Your Own Path

If you’re thinking about starting your own company… or if you’re already running your own business and want to do it better, our Entrepreneurship & Small Business program is for you.

You’ll learn how to create a business plan… analyze trends… conduct research… hone interpersonal skills… implement marketing strategies… and much more. 

Central Penn College ­has been creating entrepreneurs since 1881

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

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Accounting I & II
Managerial Accounting
Income Tax
Introduction to Business
Spreadsheet Applications
Finance I
Principles of Management
Principles of Marketing
Human Resources
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
Associate Degree Internship
Job Pursuit Seminar

Careers in this field include

  • Business owner
  • Consultant
  • Salesperson
  • Fundraiser
  • Recruiter
  • Trainer
  • Account Manager
  • Business Developer

People who thrive in this field

  • Self-motivated
  • Passionate
  • Flexible
  • Risk-taker
  • Goal-oriented
  • Determined
  • Enthusiastic

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“Central Penn opened up my mind to other possibilities. Getting involved in the college groups, clubs and opening up my eyes to giving back to the community. The college was extremely supportive and will always be a part of my success story.”

– Kendra Elliott ’14, Entrepreneurship & Small Business

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A few minutes can start a lifetime of success! Fill out our free online application now.

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