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100% Online BS in Business: Entrepreneurship

Build Your Future Business with a Degree in Entrepreneurship

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  • Duration 3.5 Years
  • Cost per Credit $410
  • Credit Hours 120

Program Benefits

  • Gain core business knowledge and experience in 100% online, 6-week sessions
  • Guard against the most common reasons businesses fail through entrepreneurial simulation
  • Learn directly from industry professionals in a program with built-in support

Prepare to Launch Your Own Business or Product

See your dream of owning your own business realized. Take the Entrepreneurship major in the online BS in Business program to study every area of business, how to fund your idea and network effectively, and more. You’ll run your business or product plan through an entrepreneurial simulation and get feedback from experts so you can fine-tune your plans. Graduate fully prepared for the challenges that come with launching your own business or product.

Build Real-World Experience and Skill Sets

40 Courses

6 Weeks Each

The online BS in Business: Entrepreneurship program curriculum will enhance your skills in identifying and vetting new business opportunities and prepare you to launch and lead entrepreneurial endeavors alone or in organizations.

You’ll get expert-level instruction and leadership training from industry professionals who prepare you for the real challenges of advanced roles and ensure you can thrive throughout your career.

The Entrepreneurship major can also be taken as a Certificate in Entrepreneurship and applied to any online degree program to further specialize in your area of study.

To view the complete list of program courses, visit the curriculum for all business programs.

Required Entrepreneurship Major Courses

This course’s objective is to develop the ability to read, interpret, identify the differences and the relationships between the primary financial statements. This objective is met not only by analyzing the effect of business transactions on financial statements and financial ratios but also by recording essential transactions, measuring the amounts of assets, liabilities, owner’s equities, revenues, and expenses, and preparing the primary financial statements. This course also explains the difference between the cash and accrual bases of income measurement, the use of t-account analysis in determining important measures of business activity, and how the time value of money affects the measurement of liabilities. This emphasis on financial statements is facilitated by a semester-long study of the content of corporate annual reports culminating in a comprehensive annual report project.

Prerequisite: sophomore status with the exception of highly qualified first-year accounting majors

This course provides the 21st Century foundation for business students who will need newly shaped perspectives, solid research and communication skills, positive ethical spirit, and new technological resources to work and make decisions in global economy. Students learn the basics of business, the process of innovation and the role that business plays in society. Students are encouraged to develop their own innovative capacities, whether they want to start up a business of their own, augment the capabilities of a small business, step up to the myriad of non-profit challenges, or excel in corporate America. Students learn how to think systematically as business professionals, innovators and/or entrepreneurs. By first exploring the economics of business, in this country and beyond, students begin to recognize that all businesses are subject to ongoing trends, discoveries and breakthroughs that must be accommodated. Some represent threats; others opportunities. None can be ignored. Learning that the form of a business should follow the functions it must provide, students discover the range of options available to them as they contemplate career paths that may be of interest to them. Finally, students are provided with insight into each of the areas of functional expertise found in all organizations; i.e., finance and accounting, marketing and sales, customer support, operations, logistics, et. al.

Businesses today rely on a robust and vibrant social media presence to tell their story to a wide variety of audiences, for a wide variety of purposes. This course explores the ways that businesses can use an intentional social media strategy to meet their organizational goals. Social media tools, their benefits and limitations, and their usage will be explored.

Prerequisite: BUS 226

Students assess their own strengths and weaknesses as an entrepreneur using a predictive analytic inventory. They compare their ideal entrepreneur profile against dozens of profiles of women entrepreneurs. They interview and analyze the skills and decision making of these successful women through podcasts, videos, articles, and case studies. Using both online and in-person techniques, they identify and interview women entrepreneurs and learn how they assess opportunity, structure companies, target markets, develop products and services, create action plans, fund ventures, and manage the operational complexities of emerging companies. They ask questions, synthesize the results, and develop a plan for what they need to learn and what resources they need to become a successful entrepreneur of a growth-oriented business.

This course builds a bridge from students’ general education to the work they do in the field of business. With the aim of preparing students for both professional life and graduate work, this writing-intensive course introduces disciplinary strategies for preparing routine business correspondence, for investigating provocative issues, and for communicating to others about them. In this way, the course offers students time to learn and to practice more advanced skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening; in using appropriate software support in presentations; and in mastering information literacy in the field of business. The course emphasizes fundamental principles of communication with time-on-task and real world, discipline-specific models for communication tasks.

Prerequisite: ENG 114 and ENG 124 or ENG 134

Students take ideas and build financial models that tell stories of how these ventures will unfold over time into viable businesses. Students use financial planning, data analysis, and management as they build “believable” plans for growth and scaling. They use numbers to support their vision in customer development, marketing, and creation of products and service to convince those with resources to invest in their ventures. Students identify costs and cost categories, predict revenues, and tie the venture’s product or service plan and prospective customer segments to financial results. Students estimate cost of customer acquisition, marketing, and revenue streams. They will also find business models that reflect the nuances of their markets and products in for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Students present their financial plans in a format that inspires and convinces others to invest in their venture.

Prerequisite: Budgeting course/experience or entry level accounting course

In this fast paced and real world environment, students work in teams to launch a business in an online simulation. They make decisions based on the challenges and difficult decision points that emerge each day. They hire staff, forecast revenue and expenses, buy inventory, create operational procedures, market their services and products, outfit their operation, develop policies and procedures that define their brand, create and manage their finances, and much more. In this online simulation, student entrepreneurial teams make decisions when there is no clear answer and be prepared to pivot in all aspects of their business based on the impact of their actions.

In this culminating experience, student apply the various elements of entrepreneurship to the creation of their own coherent, well-developed business or organization model. Students use a complete toolkit for designing and preparing a venture of their own. They apply the basic customer discovery tools of Design Thinking and the Stanford University-based methodology knows as “Lean Launchpad,” an approach specifically developed for emerging ventures. Students employ this highly structured and disciplined approach to take their ideas all the way to business launch by adopting those logical and creative activities. They go from early customer research to opportunity-based ideation to interrogating business assumptions to arriving at evidence-based financial planning and business development. This prepares students to actually launch their business.

Prerequisite: BUS285, BUS345, BUS385, and BUS425

This course is all about connecting the dots, linking various functions of business and understanding the interdependency between marketing, sales, advertising, operations/supply chain and other business functions. The purpose of this course is to enable the student to integrate the lessons learned in previous business, accounting, finance, international business and management courses through the use of case studies analyzed from the general manager’s point of view. Students will also learn the importance of score card and metrics that are essential for running a business.

Prerequisite: BUS 327 and ECO 212 or ECO 240

The BS in Business: Entrepreneurship program requires 32 credits of general electives. Learn more about which courses apply to these credits by speaking with an enrollment counselor.

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This course provides a manager’s persepective on the law for business students. Students learn the practical implications of law in their own lives and what they must be ready for as they encounter civil and criminal legal issues and business formation issues. Students are introduced to the court systems, parts of the government that impact business, and how they affect and impact the life of the individual and businesses. Students learn about contracts, different types of business, and areas of regulation surrounding the relationship between employers, employees, and the government.

This course studies the legal environment of business, including an examination of the format and characteristics of corporations, partnerships, and agency law. The law of contracts is studied in detail.

Prerequisite or corequisite: LAW 103

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Businesses today rely on a robust and vibrant social media presence to tell their story to a wide variety of audiences, for a wide variety of purposes. This course explores the ways that businesses can use an intentional social media strategy to meet their organizational goals. Social media tools, their benefits and limitations, and their usage will be explored.

Prerequisite: BUS 226

Students practice and perfect techniques that influence key decision makers. They adapt their approach and message to different audiences that include potential partners, investors, funding sources, lenders, customers, potential employees, and the media. Students employ savvy approaches to influence and advocate for their ideas while considering what’s in the best interest of those they seek to influence. They adopt an empathetic perspective in presenting and negotiating as they seek to introduce new business ideas to a wide range of present and future stakeholders. Students critique and synthesize what works and what doesn’t, as they view videos of some of the best presenters and negotiators in business, politics, and social change. Students develop powerful presentation and business development techniques that ensure clear, persuasive, and involving communications using online presentation and communication tools as well as activities in their day-to-day lives. Students develop skills in one-to-one, small group, and large group environments to elevate their capacity to meet others and develop lasting, productive, and collaborative relationships.

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Organizational Development and Change provides students with the opportunity to learn critical theory and application in the field of Organizational Behavior and Change and how to use that knowledge to improve organizational development to adapt quickly and effectively to change. Students apply proven methods to help organizations achieve goals and build capabilities to meet future challenges.

Prerequisite: BUS 235

Leadership requires a balanced understanding of human behavior and applied managerial skill. This course introduces organizational studies and organizational behavior. It examines the history of the field as well as the critical role that theory and research play in the discipline. Topics include the characteristics of effective leadership and organizational power, different frameworks for leadership and leadership styles, building and managing high-performing diverse teams, managing a diverse and inclusive organization, supporting diverse employees, and effective and ethical managerial decision-making.

What You’ll Learn

Gain key business knowledge in accounting, marketing, human resources, leadership, operations, and business law to prepare for the challenges of product or business ownership. See your idea realized through an entrepreneurial simulation. Learn how to network effectively, influence decision-makers, and successfully budget and fund your idea.

By Graduation, You’ll Have Skills to:

Write Your Own Ticket To Success

The entrepreneurial, leadership, and business skills you’ll gain in the online BS in Business: Entrepreneurship degree expertly prepare you for success in highly autonomous roles. You’ll have the skills to launch new products and ideas within a company in a role such as a product or marketing manager or have a paved, realistic roadmap to launch the business you always wanted to own.

Explore Major Careers

Learn from Industry Experts

At The American Women’s College, your learning is expanded by the rich workplace experience our faculty bring to the classroom. Faculty are professionals who hold an array of titles in the fields they teach. Their involvement in the day-to-day challenges of their role and industry brings curriculums to life with real-world examples as you connect what you learn to what they share.

Faculty Spotlight

Each faculty member at TAWC incorporates real industry experience into each lesson. As a student, you’ll receive personalized, one-on-one support and graduate fully prepared to face the challenges of your chosen field.

Megan Piccus, Senior Director of Business Programs at The American Women’s College

Megan comes to Bay Path with years of business and academic experience and is delighted to bring her enthusiasm for teaching and business expertise to The American Women’s College.

Megan is the program director for the Business programs that include business administration, accounting, business analytics, operations management, strategic HR management, entrepreneurship, and digital marketing. She is additionally responsible for the leadership and organizational studies program.

Megan has worked in business for United Technologies Corporation (UTC). She was most recently at Pratt & Whitney based in East Hartford, CT, where she managed talent development for the Manufacturing Engineering population for all Pratt US operations. She also worked at United Technologies Aerospace Systems, another UTC company, where she had various operations and management roles.

Megan has 18 years of teaching experience at Springfield Technical Community College as a tenured professor with a teaching specialty in operation management (Quality/6 Sigma/Lean).

Review More Career-Focused Majors

Explore other possible majors in our business degree that deliver deep knowledge and experience in the current theories, technologies, and strategies in a business area with strong growth rates and above-average salaries.

BS in Business: Accounting

Learn what accounting numbers mean to managers and within key business areas as you build technical accounting skills.

BS in Business: Business Administration

Take a deep dive into business topics including sales, project management, purchasing, planning, and marketing.

BS in Business: Business Analytics

Learn to identify reasons and trends that impact success and presentation skills to influence stakeholders.

BS in Business: Digital Marketing Management

Create, manage, and analyze digital marketing strategies and earn industry-recognized certifications.

BS in Business: Hospitality Management

Learn to recognize trends and weather changes in this ACHPA-aligned program.

BS in Business: Human Resource Management

Effectively manage and coordinate employees using data-based decision-making and new technologies.

BS in Business: Nonprofit Management

Get the specific skills needed to take roles in development, grants, programs, community services, and more.

BS in Business: Operations Management

Learn to organize people, products, services, and information to streamline processes and save time and money.

Frequently Asked Questions

Explore our frequently asked questions for in-depth answers. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, reach out to us.

The average time it takes to earn your bachelor’s in one of the BS in Business programs is three and a half years. Please see our curriculum page for the courses and their descriptions.

Tuition is $410 per credit hour. You’ll need to complete 120 credits for a total tuition of $49,200. Please be sure to review our tuition page to review all costs.

Yes, the BS in Business programs accept up to 90 transfer credits. You can learn more about our admissions policy on our admissions page.

You’ll complete a total of 120 credits to earn the BS in Business: Entrepreneurship degree. Take a moment to view the curriculum if you haven’t already. The total number of credits earned at The American Women’s College depends on the number of transfer credits you have (up to 90).

  • A completed application
  • 2.0 GPA or higher
  • Transcripts

You can learn more about our admissions policy on our admissions page.

The BS in Business: Entrepreneurship program helps you successfully bring your business or product idea to life. You’ll see how your plans perform in an entrepreneurial simulation course as you learn how to network effectively, influence decision-makers, and successfully budget and fund your idea.

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