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Business Entrepreneurship AS

Business Entrepreneurship Overview (AS 2040)

Type of Award

AS - Associate in Science

Program Website

www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-business.aspx

Program Description

This A.S. program is designed for the person who has the vision, strategy, and discipline to start a business venture but lacks the business expertise and skills to make it a success. It would also be helpful for those looking to manage a small business, those already in business seeking to expand or diversify, or those considering self-employment for the first time.

Course content includes entrepreneurial thinking, opportunity recognition, sales and marketing, e-commerce and global challenges, managing economic resources, risk-taking, securing financing, getting the required licensing and certifications, decision making, staffing issues, management and leadership skills.

Program Learning Outcomes

For detailed information, visit: www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/Program-Learning-Outcomes

Admission Requirements

Completion Requirements

Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.

Program Length

The program can be completed in two years if you attend full-time or three years if you attend part-time.

Location

The program is offered at the Lake Worth, Palm Beach Gardens and Boca Raton campuses.

For More Information

Professor Scott Hammond, hammonds@palmbeachstate.edu, (561) 868-3417 (Lake Worth) 

Professor Glenn Pate, pateg@palmbeachstate.edu, (561) 207-5018 (Palm Beach Gardens)

Professor Robert Gillan, gillanr@palmbeachstate.edu, (561) 862-4792 (Boca Raton)

Employment Opportunities

This program is designed to prepare students to start their own business venture, work with others to identify business opportunities, manage a small business, or work for an established organization.

Career Path Notes

Credits earned in this degree program will transfer into the College's Bachelor of Applied Science, Supervision and Management - General Management Concentration (BAS T701) program.

Career Center

www.palmbeachstate.edu/Career

For more information about employment opportunities, including job outlook and salary information, visit: Occupational Outlook Handbook: www.bls.gov/ooh

O-Net Online: www.onetonline.org

Required courses:

General Education Courses (Credits: 15)

ENC1101College Composition 1 (AA)

3 Credits

SPC1017Fundamentals of Speech Communication (AA)

3 Credits

Any course from Mathematics - Area III

3 credits

Any course from Social Science - Area V

3 credits

Any course from Humanities - Area II

3 credits

Required Courses (Credits: 45)

ACG2022Financial Accounting (AA)

4 Credits

ACG2071Managerial Accounting (AA)

3 Credits

BUL2241Business Law 1 (AA)

3 Credits

GEB2941Business Capstone (AS)

2 Credits

ECO2013Principles of Macroeconomics (AA)

3 Credits

Or

ECO2023Principles of Microeconomics (AA)

3 Credits

ENT1000Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship (AA)

3 Credits

ENT2120Digital Marketing for Entrepreneurs (AA)

3 Credits

Or

BUL2242Business Law 2 (AA)

3 Credits

ENT2010New Venture Management (AA)

3 Credits

ENT2112Planning the Entrepreneurial Venture (AA)

3 Credits

GEB1011Introduction to Business (AA)

3 Credits

GEB2214Business Communications (AS)

3 Credits

Or

GEB2942CBusiness and Computer Science Internship (AS)

3 Credits

MAR2011Principles of Marketing (AA)

3 Credits

MNA2100Human Relations In Business (AA)

3 Credits

MNA2345Principles of Supervision (AS)

3 Credits

MKA2021Personal Selling (AS)

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours: 60

Course Sequence

Term One - Fall (Year One) (Credits: 15)

ENC1101College Composition 1 (AA)

3 Credits

Any course from Mathematics - Area III

3 credits

Any course from Social Science - Area V

3 credits

ENT1000Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship (AA)

3 Credits

GEB1011Introduction to Business (AA)

3 Credits

Term Two - Spring (Year One) (Credits: 16)

GEB2214Business Communications (AS)

3 Credits

Or

GEB2942CBusiness and Computer Science Internship (AS)

3 Credits

MAR2011Principles of Marketing (AA)

3 Credits

BUL2241Business Law 1 (AA)

3 Credits

ACG2022Financial Accounting (AA)

4 Credits

ENT2010New Venture Management (AA)

3 Credits

Term One - Fall (Year Two) (Credits: 15)

MNA2345Principles of Supervision (AS)

3 Credits

MKA2021Personal Selling (AS)

3 Credits

ACG2071Managerial Accounting (AA)

3 Credits

SPC1017Fundamentals of Speech Communication (AA)

3 Credits

ECO2013Principles of Macroeconomics (AA)

3 Credits

Or

ECO2023Principles of Microeconomics (AA)

3 Credits

Term Two - Spring (Year Two) (Credits: 14)

MNA2100Human Relations In Business (AA)

3 Credits

Any course from Humanities - Area II

3 credits

GEB2941Business Capstone (AS)

2 Credits

ENT2120Digital Marketing for Entrepreneurs (AA)

3 Credits

Or

BUL2242Business Law 2 (AA)

3 Credits

ENT2112Planning the Entrepreneurial Venture (AA)

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours: 60