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Entrepreneurship Program

2019-2020

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Description

Entrepreneurship is an exciting field in Business that offers students the ability to learn how to start and operate a small business while having the independence to achieve their goals.  The Business Department offers an Associate of Science Degree and a Certificate of Achievement in Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship. The Associate Degree and Certificate prepares students for business ownership, including planning, launching, and managing a small business. Students develop a broad foundation of principles, while focusing on key industries in which they may operate. Curriculum exposes students to operations, management, finance, marketing, and other skills necessary for sustained success. Entrepreneurship is, by definition, an interdisciplinary practice, and this program is designed to provide students with essential skills that will help them succeed as business owners in their field of choice.

Career Options

Graduates with an associate degree or Certificate of Achievement in Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship are qualified to start and/or manage a small business enterprise but also for entry- and intermediate-level managerial positions in service, industry, wholesale, manufacturing, government and nonprofit organizations. Many students in this field ultimately open and manage their own business or work for another small business in a supervisory or management role.

Award Type Units
Certificate of Achievement:
Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship 18
Associate of Science Degree:
Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship 45

*and courses to meet graduation requirements, general education and electives as needed to meet the minimum of 60 units required for the degree..

Certificate of Achievement

Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship

Note: BUSE 100 is recommended as an elective and first semester course.

Courses Required for the Major: Units
BUSE 119 Business Communications 3
MARK 100 Principles of Marketing 3
BUSE 129 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3
BUSE 155 Managing the Small Business 3
ACCT 150 Computer Accounting Applications 3
BUSE 150 Human Relations in Business 3
Total Units = 18

Associate of Science Degree

SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Note: BUSE 100 is recommended as a first semester course. Only one Business (BUSE) course from the above list may be used to satisfy SDCCD general education requirements.

For graduation requirements see Requirements for the Associate Degree.

Electives as needed to meet minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

Courses Required for the Major: Units
BUSE 100 Introduction to Business 3
BUSE 119 Business Communications 3
MARK 100 Principles of Marketing 3
BUSE 155 Managing the Small Business 3
BUSE 150 Human Relations in Business 3
BUSE 140 Business Law and the Legal Environment 3
BUSE 129 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3
ACCT 116A Financial Accounting 4
ACCT 116B Managerial Accounting 4
CISC 181 Principles of Information Systems 4
ECON 120 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 121 Principles of Microeconomics 3
BUSE 115 Statistics for Business 3
MATH 121 Basic Techniques of Applied Calculus I 3
Total Units = 45

Program Goals

The Certificate of Achievement in Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship will assist students in developing key business skills, knowledge and experience while drawing from a variety of disciplines. Students will develop a broad foundation for business success while focusing on key areas of entrepreneurial interest. Students may use these skills and experiences to start, grow, market new and/or existing businesses.

Objectives

The objectives for both programs in Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship are to:

  1. Emphasize a broad foundation in entrepreneurial theory and practice.
  2. Prepare students for all stages of business ownership and management, including start-up, growth, and strategic market positioning.
  3. Provide students with an understanding of business finances, including financial plans and reports, fiscal management, and investment opportunities.
  4. Allow students to focus and collaborate in key areas of interest, including computer science, culinary arts, digital technology, fashion, finance, and hospitality among others.

TRANSFER INFORMATION

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses required for the university major and the general education pattern required by that transfer institution. See catalog TRANSFER INFORMATION section. Additional courses may be required to meet university lower-division requirements.

Course requirements at the transfer institution are subject to change and may be verified by a counselor or by consulting the current university catalog. Many Baccalaureate in Arts degrees require third semester competency in a foreign language. Consult the current catalog of the transfer institution and consult with a counselor.