The Entrepreneurship programs are designed for students who wish to emphasize entrepreneurship in their community college business studies. They may complete the additional requirements for an Associate of Science degree in this area if they so wish. Entrepreneurial studies help prepare students who plan to seek a higher degree in business.
Completion of the Entrepreneurship programs provides students with critical knowledge and tools for planning and starting a new business. Completion demonstrates persistence, achievement, and may support job applications. The program provides valuable preparation in proven business practices and business ownership issues such, as market focus, measurements of success, and developing a clear and useful business plan.
Because some of the leading causes of failure in new businesses are poor risk management, lack of adequate capitalization, and mismanagement of resources, specific information is provided in these areas to help students make good decisions. The Entrepreneurship Certificate is also useful for members of the community who are planning or starting a new business. Some of these students might prefer to complete the shorter Entrepreneurship Occupational Skills Award.
Entrepreneurship Associate off Science
Proven principles of successful entrepreneurship and the steps necessary to create and sustain a new business. Includes creation of a business plan. Practical hands-on business course designed for students interested in starting their own business or for the new business owner. Fulfills Entrepreneurship certificate and degree requirements.
BUS-237 Financing the Entrepreneurial Business
Designed for entrepreneurs and future entrepreneurs as an introduction to the world of financing for new and existing businesses. Key topics include ways to find money and prepare for the fundraising process, types of financing and investors, basic guidelines of financing, principles and content of term sheets, methods to determine value of companies, and types of exit strategies.
ACCT-235 Entrepreneurial Accounting
Basic accounting course for the entrepreneur that provides the participant with financial statement analysis, taxes and the implications to decision-making. Assist in determining financing needs and options to facilitate continued operations as well as future growth. Assist in determining the appropriate computer hardware and software system necessary for the accounting needs of the business. The student will learn the necessary skills to use accounting software to set up account and manage the financial aspects of the business.
BUS-106 Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship
Transferability: CSU Only
Examines the legal implications involved in the creation, acquisition, and/or sale of a new business, profit or non-profit. Specific legal theory covering business formation, negotiation, intellectual property, cyber law, employment law, contracts, and regulatory compliance.