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Entrepreneurship Option, Business Administration Career, A.S.

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Program Design

The Entrepreneurship Option, Business Administration Career 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. Students must achieve at least a C or better in an accounting course to continue on to the next level. Note: All business and accounting courses, except for BBG* 108  (formerly QM 110), have prerequisites. All accounting courses numbered 100 or higher require students to be eligible for ENG* 101  andMAT* 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.

Total Credits Required: 62-66


Students who receive credit for QM 110 have fulfilled the BBG* 208  requirement.

‡‡ Business electives include courses with designations of ACC*, BES*, BFN*, BFP*, BBG*, BMG*, and BMK*. Students without a strong foundation in computer skills should take CSA* 115: Windows

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