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Entrepreneurship and Small Business

Associate in Science Degree
America’s economy has been and will continue to be driven by the successful
management of small businesses. This program helps prepare students for the
competitive small business environment by providing a background in marketing,
finance, computer applications, accounting, sales and promotion, and management. This
program is ideal for students who have aspirations of opening their own business or who
will eventually operate a family business.

Program Learning Outcomes
• Analyze the business environment, opportunity recognition, and the business ideageneration process
• Effectively understand and implement a marketing plan for a new venture.
• Apply relevant financial principals to assess start-up capital needs, cash flow needed
for growth, break-even analysis and pre-and post-funding valuation.
• Communicate clearly and effectively using both written and oral forms of
communication, to develop and evaluate business plans and funding proposals.

Program Requirements
In addition to the 36 credits of general education and elective requirements, students are
required to take a core group of courses associated with their major to total 76 credits.
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Core Courses – 40 credits
ACC100 Accounting I *
ACC110 Accounting II
ACC200 Managerial Accounting
ACC220 Income Tax
BUS100 Introduction to Business
BUS120 Spreadsheet Applications
BUS200 Finance I
BUS215 Microeconomics
BUS220 Principles of Management
BUS230 Principles of Marketing
BUS245 Human Resources
BUS270 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
INT299 Associate Degree Internship
STS300 Job Pursuit Seminar
An asterisk (*) denotes a C is required to progress.

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