Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is the lifeblood of our market economy. Current estimates are that 80% of new jobs are created by small businesses. This program is designed to provide graduates with the information and skills they will need to create, start and manage their own businesses. This degree will assist students intending to establish their own businesses in a variety of fields such as retail, wholesale, construction, manufacturing, consulting and the entire service industry.

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Self-employment is not the only option for our graduates. This degree provides a thorough overview of business which will be necessary for success in a wide variety of industries in the business world. Learn about related jobs: 

Program Chair

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Tim McCabe

Professor, Economics/Business

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Transfer Options

Although the Entrepreneurship A.A.S. degree is not primarily designed for transfer, graduates do have the opportunity to continue their education at four year colleges and universities. Past graduates seeking transfer have successfully continued their studies at Wells College and at Boston University.

Degree Requirements

A.A.S.
Minimum Credits for Graduation: 62 credits

Fall Term 1

Minimum Total Semester Credits: 15
BUAD103, Entrepreneurship I, 3 cr.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
CAPS121, Introduction to Spreadsheets, 1 cr.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
CAPS131, Introduction to Databases, 1 cr.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
ENGL100, Academic Writing I, 3 cr.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
Choose one from the courses listed below:
Minimum credits required: 3
MATH109, Statistical Literacy Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
MATH120, College Algebra Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
MATH138, Precalculus Mathematics Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
MATH200, Statistics Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
MATH201, Calculus I Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
Select a minimum of 1 credit from the courses listed below:
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Spring Term 1

Minimum Total Semester Credits: 16
ACCT101, Principles of Accounting I, 4 cr.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
BUAD108, Sales and Sales Management, 3 cr.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
ENGL101, Academic Writing II, 3 cr.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
Choose one from the courses listed below:
Minimum credits required: 3
ECON120, Principles of Microeconomics Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
ECON121, Principles of Macroeconomics Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
A SUNY GEN ED Natural Sciences course, especially ENVS 102 - Technology and the Environment, is recommended.
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BIOL@
CHEM@
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ENVS101, Introduction to Environmental Science, 3 cr.
ENVS102, Technology and the Environment, 3 cr.
ENVS116, Soil Science, 3 cr.
ENVS141, Agroecology, 3 cr.
ENVS202, Integrated Pest Management, 3 cr.
GEOL@
METR@
PHSC@
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Fall Term 2

Minimum Total Semester Credits: 16
ACCT102, Principles of Accounting II, 4 cr.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
BUAD201, Business Law I, 3 cr.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
BUAD207, Entrepreneurship II, 3 cr.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
BUAD208, Principles of Management, 3 cr.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
Choose one from the courses listed below:
Minimum credits required: 3
ENGL201, Public Speaking Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
ENGL204, Interpersonal Communication Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi

Spring Term 2

Minimum Total Semester Credits: 15
BUAD204, Principles of Marketing, 3 cr.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
BUAD212, Quality Customer Service, 3 cr.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
BUAD264, Entrepreneurial Internship, 3 cr.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
If a BUAD Elective is chosen, a minimum grade of C is required.
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BUAD@
ECON@
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SUNY General Education & Tompkins Cortland Liberal Arts courses

Note: The @ symbol represents any course number or discipline. For example, BIOL @ means any course with a Biology course prefix. An @ alone means one course in any course discipline with any course number.

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