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Academic Programs - School of Business
Entrepreneurship
Associate in Applied Science
HEGIS #5004
Chairperson: James J. Williams
Brahan Hall, Room 220, (518) 629-7148

This program prepares students to enter the exciting world of entrepreneurship, whether you are a prospective entrepreneur interested in launching your first venture, or an existing small business owner looking to grow your current business. For many, it is a life-long dream to start, own and operate a small business; this program gives students the necessary entrepreneurial skills to pursue that dream.

You will learn fundamental skills necessary for increasing the likelihood of building sustainable success in your own venture. You will explore different subjects, including: developing an entrepreneurial mindset, entrepreneurial finance, small business management, marketing, and legal issues for small business owners. Each student will conclude his/her study with the development of an actionable business plan, ready for financing and implementation, as well as an internship to experience entrepreneurship in our own community.

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
Courses Notes High School Average
Math I, Algebra or 1 unit of equivalent academic math (70 or above in the course)   70+

 

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS*  

Course No.

Title

Credit Hrs.

FORM 104 College Forum** (1)
ACTG 120 Personal Finance 3
BADM 200  Business Communications 3
BADM 207 Organization and Management 3
BADM 220 Statistics 4
CMPT 101 Computer Concepts and Applications I 3
ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
ENGL 125 Public Speaking 3
ENTR 110 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3
ENTR 120 Entrepreneurial Process 3
ENTR 150 Legal Issues in Entrepreneurship 3
ENTR 210 Entrepreneurial Finance 4
ENTR 290 Entrepreneurial Strategy 4
ENTR 295 Entrepreneurial Internship*** 3
MKTG 120 Principles of Marketing 3
MKTG 214 Sales Management 3
PSYC 100 General Psychology 3
______ (1) Math Elective 3-4
______ Liberal Arts and Sciences Elective 3
______ Free Elective 3
  Total Credits Required  63-64

*Or specific course equivalents as approved by department chairperson.

**Required of first-time full-time students. May be waived at department chairperson's discretion.

*** Students will be expected to participate in the Entrepreneurial Internship. In extenuating circumstances (as determined by the Department Chair), the Internship may be replaced with an elective as approved by the Department Chair.

(1) MATH 110 or higher for completion of degree

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR FULL-TIME STUDY
First Term     
FORM 104 College Forum (1)
CMPT 101 Computer Concepts and Applications I 3
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
ENTR 110 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3
PSYC 100 General Psychology 3
______ Math Elective 3-4
  Term Total  15-16
Second Term     
BADM 200  Business Communications 3
BADM 220 Statistics 4
ENTR 120 Entrepreneurial Process 3
ENTR 150 Legal Issues in Entrepreneurship 3
MKTG 120 Principles of Marketing 3
  Term Total  16
Third Term    
BADM 207 Organization and Management 3
ENGL 125 Public Speaking 3
ENTR 210 Entrepreneurial Finance 4
MKTG 214 Sales Management 3
______ Free Elective 3
  Term Total  16
Fourth Term    
ACTG 120 Personal Finance 3
ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ENTR 290 Entrepreneurial Strategy 4
ENTR 295 Entrepreneurial Internship 3
______ Liberal Arts and Sciences Elective 3
  Term Total  16