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Small Business Entrepreneurship

Associate of Applied Science│2 Years│64 Credits│Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, West Bend, Online│Eligible for Financial Aid

Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates: $46,058

Whether you’re currently operating a start-up, or looking to get your business up and running, learn the strategies you need to take your business to the next level in the Small Business Entrepreneurship associate degree at Moraine Park Technical College.

Being an entrepreneur takes courage and creativity. It takes a commitment to learning, the courage to try new things, permission to fail, and the determination to get back up and brush yourself off when you do. But mostly it simply requires the passion to keep pushing forward to achieve your dream.

The entrepreneurship degree at Moraine Park will help you do just that and is designed to help entrepreneurs explore all aspects of small business start-up and operation.

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What You’ll Learn

The entrepreneurship courses provide new and current entrepreneurs with hands-on training in business planning, financing, marketing, customer service, financial management and business communications. Students will gain experience pitching their innovative ideas. Students also learn how to allocate resources to achieve organizational goals and manage employees with diverse skillsets.

Graduates learn the business management skills essential to the continued success of their entrepreneurial endeavors. The courses are diversified, and every attempt is made to address the specific business needs of students.

  • Owner/Operator
  • Founder
  • Entrepreneur
  • Small Business Owner
  • Proprietor

Consider earning a certificate along this career pathway.

Course Requirements

Course requirements are subject to change. Visit our catalog for up-to-date information.

Course Highlights

  • Marketing Principles
  • Entrepreneurship Ventures and Innovation
  • Small Business Purchasing and Inventory Control
  • More

Moraine Park’s admissions starts with the online application. The admissions steps and financial aid process can take 4-5 weeks for some programs, so plan ahead.

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If you have any questions or need help with the process, please contact us at  admissions@morainepark.edu OR 920-924-3200, TTY/VP:Use Relay VRS.

Tuition Costs

The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors such as total credits required, textbooks and the financial aid you receive. Some programs have additional costs such as uniforms, technology and equipment.

Please refer to the Tuition & Fee Information for enrollment fee information.

Additional Program Costs

Transportation to and from the internship.

Cost of Attendance

Cost of attendance (sometimes referred to as the “sticker price”) is the maximum amount of money it costs to attend college for one year and is used to determine your financial aid offering.

While attending Moraine Park during the 2023-24 school year, your estimated cost of attendance for one full year includes tuition of $4,375 (15 credits for fall and spring semester), fees of $338, food and housing of $4,052 (if living with parents, $9,614 if living on your own), books and supplies of $2,061, personal expenses of $2,245, and transportation of $2,007 for a total of $15,161. Your direct costs (those costs paid directly to the college) include tuition & fees. The indirect costs (costs not paid to the college) can vary from individual to individual and your own personal needs.

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Credits:

Your estimated cost for your selected credit load is: $

Cost breakdown:

Tuition: $
Supplemental Fee: $
Material Fee: $

Books and required tools, supplies, or attire are additional.

Enrepreneurship Student Voices

From insightful professors to engaging coursework, Moraine Park Technical College provided the tools and resources required for me to transform myself throughout the pandemic. I was able to relocate cross-country and explore new professional opportunities as a result of my expanded skill-set, personality, and confidence. - Jeffrey Kern

High school dual credit provides high school students the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school, without leaving their high school classroom. The courses are taught by certified high school instructors using technical college curriculum, grading policies and textbooks.

Has previous life experience already helped you build knowledge and skills applicable to your studies? Applying previously earned credits to a program of study can save you both time spent in the classroom and money spent on tuition and fees.

Transferring here is easy! You can transfer in prior college work by submitting official college transcripts or get a free transcript review.

Financial Aid is provided to aid eligible associate degree and technical diploma programs with 28 credits or more. Processing can take 6-8 weeks after a student’s completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is received.

Our recruiters on any of the three campuses are ready to help you plan your future!