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College of Business & Management

Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship Careers Overview

Learning from experiential methods and real-life small business management and entrepreneurship case studies, you'll develop the business acumen and technical expertise needed to launch a new enterprise, take over an existing business, or be the one employee who can make a difference to the future of the company. Regardless of your path, you can thrive in a creative, innovative, and flexible environment in which every day will bring new challenges and opportunities for success.

Professional Responsibilities

When you earn your bachelor's degree in Business Administration from DeVry University with a major in Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship, you'll be prepared to launch new enterprises, assume responsibility for existing businesses, or work as a manager in others' organizations. With a title such as business owner, franchisee, or store manager, your responsibilities could include:

  • Creating and implementing new business plans
  • Managing staff, payroll, and benefits
  • Securing financial resources for initial funding or expansion activities
  • Identifying and exploring new opportunities


Small business management and entrepreneurship careers can be found in nearly every industry, including:

  • Web site development
  • E-commerce
  • Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • Finance
  • Real estate
  • Insurance

Career Options

DeVry University graduates in Business Administration with a major in Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship will be prepared for careers in areas such as:

  • Small business financial accounting
  • Internet marketing and sales
  • Customer relations
  • New business development

For related career paths, see all degree programs offered by the College of Business & Management.

The DeVry University Career Advantage

Whether you are looking to attend a traditional campus or an online university, DeVry University is the place where you can gain the skills, credentials, and respect you need to succeed in the world of finance. The proof is in the numbers. In 2012, 90% of DeVry University graduates actively seeking employment had careers in their field within 6 months of graduation.*

* Figure based on 2012 graduates self-reporting data to DeVry University Career Services who were employed at graduation or actively seeking employment in their field after graduation. Does not include graduates who were not actively seeking employment, as determined by DeVry University Career Services, or who did not report data on employment status to DeVry University Career Services.