Business Management - Small Business Entrepreneurship

Business Management - Small Business Entrepreneurship video

Program Number: 10-102-3
School Year: 2015-2016
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus*: Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, West Bend, Online
FLEx Degree

Program Description

The Business Management program is designed for individuals who are seeking an entry-level, business-related position, pursuing self-employment or seeking a job change or advancement. Students receive a broad background in business fundamentals with specific skills in managing operations, marketing, accounting, supervision and computer software applications. Teamwork, problem solving, communication skills and ethical behavior are emphasized as well.

Emphasis Description

The Small Business Entrepreneurship emphasis is designed for people interested in exploring the components of small business start-up and operation. Coursework provides new and existing entrepreneurs hands-on training in the areas of business planning, financing, marketing, customer service, financial management and business communications. You can also consider:

  • Management and Supervision Emphasis
  • Marketing Emphasis

Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates

  • $32,341

Approximate Costs

  • $128.40 per credit (resident)
  • $192.60 per credit (out-of-state resident)
  • *Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.

Program Outcomes

  • Plan the operations of a business across functional areas.
  • Organize resources to achieve the goals of the organization.
  • Direct individuals and/or processes to meet organizational goals.
  • Control business processes.
  • Apply problem-solving concepts in a team environment.

Career Opportunities

  • Graduates may find employment as an operations assistant or a management trainee in private businesses, public entities or nonprofit organizations.

Admission Process

  • Submit the college admission application.   
  • Submit the $30 one-time fee.   
  • Submit high school and other official college transcripts.   
  • Take the college assessment test (ACCUPLACER, ACT or other). The ACCUPLACER assessment can be taken at MPTC.   
  • Attend a program orientation with your advisor.   
  • Check with Admissions if any additional steps are required.   

Please visit the Admissions page for general information.

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Number Title Crs
Term 1
102-110 Introduction to Business 3
103-159 **Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office 1
196-189 Team Building and Problem Solving 3
801-136 English Composition 1 3
804-107 College Mathematics 3
890-101 **College 101 2
Total 15
Term 2
101-184 Principles of Accounting 3
102-120 Principles of Management 3
104-102 Marketing Principles 3
105-160 Business Law 3
801-196 Oral and Interpersonal Communication 3
809-196 Introduction to Sociology 3
Total 18
Term 3
101-134 Introduction to Finance 3
102-115 Business Relations 3
102-185 Entrepreneurship 3
106-111 Business Communications 3
116-130 Introduction to Human Resources 3
809-166 Introduction to Ethics: Theory and Application 3
Total 18
Term 4
102-189 Writing a Small Business Plan 3
104-107 Merchandising Management 3
105-150 Business Practice Firm 3
 - OR - 
105-151 International Business Practice Firm 3
 - OR - 
105-152 Business Practicum 3
105-158 Personal Brand 2
809-195 Economics 3
809-199 Psychology of Human Relations 3
Total 17
Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements 68

Exit Assessment

Successful completion of 102-189 Writing a Small Business Plan plus one of the following courses: 105-150; 105-151; 105-152 is the exit assessment graduation requirement for this program.

Institutional Requirements

** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation. Consequently, they are not part of the program credit requirements.

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Transfer Opportunities

Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

Additional Information

*Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.

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