- Program: Business
- Degree: Associate in Applied Science Degree
- Credits: Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 60
- Academic Planning Guide:
The Entrepreneurship AAS program is designed for students who are interested starting their own business or buying a small business or franchise. The course work will provide students with the innovation, management, marketing, communication and financial skills required to successfully start and run a small business. The program will also give students a solid background in the theory, process and practice of entrepreneurship. Courses for the program are delivered in a mix of classroom and online formats.
Starting or buying a business, or managing a small business is a solid career option for students from a variety of technical and skill backgrounds. This occupational area complements any other certificate, diploma or degree. Entrepreneurs work in virtually every industry in the American economy: finance, real estate, insurance, health-care, manufacturing, construction, automotive and retail industries. In recent years, the allure of entrepreneurship has increased, with the results that more people than ever before are choosing to operate their own business. 600,000 – 800,000 new business are created in the US every year, and small businesses provide almost 50% of all private sector jobs in the US.
- Solve business problems using critical thinking and decision making techniques.
- Demonstrate interpersonal and team building skills.
- Demonstrate oral and written communications skills.
- Demonstrate professional and ethical behavior.
- Apply marketing concepts and strategies to business decision making.
- Apply management concepts to business problems.
- Analyze business problems using financial tools and concepts.
- Demonstrate innovative thinking in the development of business models, products and services.
- Apply operations concepts to solving business problems.
- ACCT1000 Introduction to Accounting 3
- ACCT1135 QuickBooks 3
- ACCT1410 Business Finance 3
- BUSN1000 Introduction to Business 3
- BUSN1010 Marketing Concepts and Strategies 4
- BUSN1020 Introduction to Selling 3
- BUSN1051 Introduction to Management 4
- BUSN1100 Supervision 3
- BUSN1140 Business Law 3
- BUSN1200 Managerial Communication 3
- BUSN1510 Entrepreneurship 3
- BUSN2075 Digital Marketing 3
- BUSN2085 Small Business Operations 4
- BUSN2100 Capstone 3
- COMM2130 Public Speaking 3
- ENGL2121 Writing and Research 4
- ENGL2125 Technical Writing 3
- PHIL2100 Critical Thinking 3
- Choose any course from Goal 4 (Mathematical/Logical Reasoning) of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum 3
- Choose one of the following:
Any course from Goal 5 (History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences)
Goal 9 (Ethics and Civic Responsibility) of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum 3
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