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Small Business Entrepreneurship Associate Degree

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Program Code: 101451

Do you dream of owning your own business? As a graduate of the Entrepreneurship associate degree you will learn how to stat, run, and manage a profitable business. The curriculum includes the creation of a business plan, successful entrepreneurial marketing strategies and campaigns, financial management of a small business, and service management. Students will be encouraged to build mentorships with area seasoned business owners.

Follow Your Path

All credits from the following certificate(s) apply toward this associate degree:

Employment Potential

A graduate of this program will have the potential for employment in the following areas:

  • Small Business Owner/Manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Department Manager
  • Merchandiser
  • Sales Representative
  • Sales Associate

With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find other opportunities for employment.

  • General Manager
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Requirements for Program Entry

  • Completed application.
  • High school transcript or equivalent. For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.
  • To be admitted to this program, learners must achieve a prior cumulative high school or college grade point average of 2.6 or higher OR a satisfactory academic skills assessment score. College grade point average must be based on 15 credits or more. To learn more about starting this program, please contact an academic advisor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.
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Curriculum
Curriculum: Students following the study plan below will complete the Entrepreneurship associate degree in the number of semesters shown.
First Semester
Semester Total
15
Second Semester
Semester Total
16
Third Semester
Semester Total
14
Fourth Semester
Semester Total
17
Total Credits
62

Curriculum Note: The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program requirements, but must be passed with a C or better.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate entrepreneurial and leadership skills
  • Develop a business plan
  • Perform marketing functions to meet small business goals
  • Develop small business operational plan
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Accreditation

Programs in the College of Business at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. ACBSP's accreditation process follows the Baldrige model. The accreditation focuses on recognizing teaching excellence, determining student learning outcomes, and a continuous improvement model. ACBSP’s student-centered teaching and learning approach, which is measured and analyzed for quality, ensures that students gain the right skills from their educational investment. Institutions with programs accredited by ACBSP are committed to continuous improvement that ensures their business program will give students the skills employers want. ACBSP - World Headquarters 11520 West 119th Street Overland Park, KS 66213 Phone: (913) 339-9356 www.acbsp.org

Study Abroad Opportunities

The International Programs staff continually seeks opportunities for students to travel abroad for educational experiences that may be offered in association with program courses. To find out more about which of your program courses may offer an opportunity during this academic year, contact your academic advisor or visit nwtc.edu/studyabroad.

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