What will you learn?
The Entrepreneurship option prepares students to create a business plan as the basis for creating a new business or growing an existing business. The degree can be completed in four semesters of full-time college coursework.
Upon graduation, students will be able to:
- Interpret accounting data and analyze financial statements
- Apply marketing concepts to chosen business
- Define traditional functions of management and their contribution to strategic planning
- Define and execute the principles of retailing, advertisting an customer service/sales
- Create a plan for a new business
- Enter the workforce prepared for entry-level jobs in a wide range of industries
What will you do?
Transfer to a four-year college or university, or go right into the workforce! Job and career options include:
- Small business ownership
Learn more about entrepreneurship at the Bureau of Labor Statistics website.
64 total credits
23 credits General Education Requirements + 29 credits Program Requirements
Depending on the course selection, up to 100% of this program can be completed online.
General Education Requirements
This course explores the basic statements of an accounting system: the Balance Sheet, the Income Statement, and the Statement of Retained Earnings. Students will examine the accounting cycle with an emphasis on the methods of accumulating and summarizing data generated by business transactions. Students will apply their manual accounting skills to an automated accounting system using a learning management system. Areas of concentration will include adjusting entries, closing process, inventory analysis, merchandising transactions, cash control procedures, and receivables. Prerequisite: Eligibility for MTH 085
Choose three business electives from the following; ACC, BUS, HCA, LAW, MGT, MKT, OR SPO.
Any course listed in the catalog is acceptable.
Students who intend to transfer to a baccalaureate program should look at the following options: B023 Business Administration MassTransfer to state universities including UMass and Westfield State University; B034 Business Administration General Transfer to most four-year private colleges; B045 Paralegal Option for transfer to Elms College and Bay Path University; B056 Hospitality Management Transfer to state universities including UMass and to Johnson & Wales University; or B096 Sport Management transfer to state and private universities.
Business Electives: Select from the following; ACC, BUS, HCA, LAW, MGT, MKT, OR SPO.