Entrepreneurial Studies Major
Entrepreneurial Studies Mission Statement:
The mission of the Entrepreneurial Studies Associate of Science degree program is to provide an application-based curriculum for students who have intentions to start a small business, expand a family business, develop new ideas within an established corporation (intrapreneurship), or continue their education at an accredited four-year institution.
Entrepreneurial Studies Vision Statement:
To be recognized as a transformational leader in offering an accredited two-year program in entrepreneurial studies.
Entrepreneurial Studies Goals:
- Assist students in the exploration of entrepreneurship as a viable career option.
- Move theory to practice by example and practical application of skill sets needed to translate students' specific career-focus into creative entrepreneurial expression.
- Create an environment conducive to innovative thought and entrepreneurial creativity.
- Cultivate the understanding of critical decision-making tools needed for the creation of a small business.
- Prepare students to produce a workable/executable business plan.
- Increase knowledge and understanding of the importance of small business in America today specifically as related to job creation and economic development
Entrepreneurial Studies Learning Outcomes:
- Communicate effectively in business environments
- Utilize relevant business software and online business resources
- Develop and critique a business plan
- Understand financing options for entrepreneurial ventures
- Apply each required course’s theory to real world scenarios
- Review the relevance of social media within the business context
- Analyze internal and external business reports, e.g., income and cash flow statements of financial statements
- Identify, analyze and evaluate common and competing interests of business stakeholders including customers, suppliers, business owners, investors and global markets
Program outline is available here.