The Associate of Science Degree in Entrepreneurship prepares students academically and professionally for an entry-level career as a small business owner. Successful graduates will be prepared to create their own start ups as well as make successful and valuable contributions to on going small business ventures as managers, supervisors or coordinators. Students will also be able to work within a corporate environment as entrepreneurs on new enterprises within existing corporations. The successful graduate will have a valuable level of business acumen, entrepreneurial spirit, financial skills, marketing proficiency and interpersonal abilities. The Curriculum provides a broad knowledge of the functional area of business and is designed to offer balance of theory and application that will prove useful in the field. Knowledge and practical tools can reduce the risk associated with starting a new business and entrepreneurship program helps students gain solid foundation in core competencies of the entrepreneurial ventures. Particular attention is paid to providing managerial skills that are important for the successful growth of a new venture. Entrepreneurs will become aware of legal issues, financing difficulties, and organizational issues faced when developing a business. The graduate can demonstrate communication and employability skills and can apply appropriate business ethics to all areas of the job.
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