Online Associate Degrees in Entrepreneurship

An online associate degree in entrepreneurship may provide students with a solid foundation on running small businesses. Students enrolled in these two-year programs may study accounting, computer applications, and marketing. Coursework within these programs may include a handful of general education requirement courses in addition to core courses, including small business management, business communications, and entrepreneurial financing.

Graduates may either seek entry-level employment in their chosen area of concentration or enroll in a baccalaureate-level program. Associate-level graduates may find employment options in finance, management, and technical consulting.

Program Overview

  • Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED
  • Program Length: Two years to complete
  • Post-Grad Options: Entry-Level Employment or Bachelor’s Program
  • Projected Employment Growth: 22% (2010-2020)*

Program Coursework

The curriculum within associate-level programs in entrepreneurship may combine several general education courses in addition to major-specific and small business classes. Within these two-year programs, students may learn how to execute a management-level assignment and understand small business marketing plans. Core entrepreneurship courses may include the following:

  • Business Fundamentals
  • Marketing Principles
  • Business Communications
  • Retail Management
  • Advertising Basics
  • Entrepreneurial Financing
  • Small Business Management

Career Options

Graduates of online associate degree programs in entrepreneurship may find employment opportunities in a variety of settings including management, technical consulting, finance, government, and computers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment options for entrepreneurship, including management analysts, are expected to increase by 22% from 2010-2020*.

Possible careers include:

  • Chief Executive
  • Manager
  • Chief Sustainability Officer
  • Management Analyst
  • Financial Manager

Continuing Education

Individuals who successfully complete an associate-level program in entrepreneurship may decide to further their education by transferring into a four-year bachelor’s degree program. A bachelor’s degree program in entrepreneurship may provide students with enhanced skills and training in business principles.

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

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