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2021-22 Catalog 
2021-22 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration Career, Entrepreneurship Option, A.S.*

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Program Design

The Business Administration Career, Entrepreneurship Option associate degree program prepares graduates with the tools necessary to develop and start their own business, grow their existing business or apply entrepreneurial skills to a corporate setting. Students also gain relevant knowledge to enhance their small business management skills. This option is also suitable for students who wish to earn a degree in business administration and may decide to open a small business in the future.

Although many courses in this program may be transferred, it is possible that they will only transfer as electives into a school of Business. Students planning to earn a bachelor’s degree should register in the Accounting & Business Administration Transfer Program. In addition, they may earn a certificate in Entrepreneurship. We strongly recommend any student planning on transferring seek advising from Business faculty.


Students may attend full-time or part-time. Note: All business and accounting courses have prerequisites. All accounting courses numbered 100 or higher require students to be eligible for ENG* 101  and MAT* 095  or higher.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all Entrepreneurship Option, Business Administration Career program requirements, graduates will:

  1. Demonstrate relevant content knowledge in required core business disciplines (accounting, business law, management and organizational behavior, and marketing) and apply concepts in problem solving through identifying and evaluating alternative solutions and offering a well-supported conclusion.
  2. Recognize proper business acumen and decorum in professional interactions; demonstrate appropriate interpersonal communication and presentation skills and demeanor; demonstrate the ability to use presentation and team interpersonal skills effectively in class presentations.
  3. Recognize and respond thoughtfully to situations that present ethical dilemma, demonstrating the ability to identify ethical dilemmas and social responsibilities of business, an ability to confront ethical dilemmas, and apply ethical principles to business situations using concepts learned.
  4. Apply concepts in core business disciplines and critical thinking skills to make sound financial decisions.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the interrelationships between accounting and business courses.
  6. Recognize the vital role small business plays in the global economy. Develop and apply decision-making skills to strategic business planning.

In addition, the graduate will complete the comprehensive learning outcomes identified with the General Education Core.

Entrepreneurship Option Requirements

Total Minimum Credits Required: 60


Becoming Connecticut State Community College

STUDENTS: The Community Colleges are undergoing a merger with a plan to become Connecticut State Community College in fall 2023; please work closely with your advisor/program coordinator to select your courses accordingly. See below for more detail about this exciting transition!

Becoming Connecticut State Community College

A merger of Connecticut’s 12 community colleges is underway. Connecticut State Community College (CT State), a statewide college comprised of all Connecticut’s current community college locations, plans to open its doors in the Fall 2023. Here are some important facts students need to know:

  • the final commencement ceremony for Manchester Community College is scheduled for May 2023. Ceremonies will continue to be held at each location as campuses of CT State.
  • as a part of the planned merger, students continuing their studies beyond summer term 2023 will be matched with the CT State program that most closely aligns with their Spring 2023 major and is offered at the Manchester location,
  • students beginning Associate degree programs in Fall 2021 should plan with their advisor/program coordinator to attend full-time if they wish to graduate prior to the planned merger,
  • students who begin an Associate degree program in January 2022 would be anticipated to complete their degree at the merged college, Connecticut State Community College,
  • in all cases, the College is committed to students completing their education with a minimum of disruption and staying in touch with your advisor/program coordinator is essential,
  • further details can be found and will be updated on the Frequently Asked Questions page:  www.ct.edu/ctstate/academics.

Select any course (3 Credits). Students interested in an Honors Capstone or Co-op experience should see a faculty advisor.

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