Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship Degree Specialization
According to the United States Small Business Administration, there are more than 16.5 million small businesses in the United States. And the most successful ones use technological advances to allow them to compete with larger firms in the marketplace. Master this type of knowledge by completing the Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship degree specialization. You can obtain the skills and methods needed to launch a new enterprise, take over an existing business, or be a dynamic manager who can make a dramatic difference in the future of a small business. Start becoming an entrepreneur today.
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When you specialize your business degree in Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship, your coursework may include these career-enhancing courses:
Budgeting and Forecasting
E-Commerce for Small Business
Business Plan Writing-Small Businesses & Entrepreneurs
Operational Issues in Small Business Management
Human Resource Management
In this Small Business Management course, students design and implement a departmental budget encompassing the various processes that account for resource expenditures, as well as develop a long-range budget forecast and assess its impact on departmental planning.
This Small Business Management course explores the potential of e-commerce and its impact on small business practices. Topics include opportunities, issues, alternatives, and techniques to support the development of an Internet marketing plan and related website.
To help students create a comprehensive business plan for a small business, coursework addresses research sources, plan presentation, follow-up, and business plan components, including executive summary, company description, target market, competition, marketing and sales, operations, management structure, future development, and financials.
This Small Business Management course addresses issues unique to small business management, including improving the success rate for new firms, financing small businesses, determining the effect of regulations on small firms, and obtaining information to improve performance.
Students in this course explore contemporary concepts and techniques essential to managing corporate human resources. Topics include resource planning, staffing, and rewards, as well as developing and maintaining positions and people.
Without DeVry, I Would Not Be Where I Am Today
"At DeVry, I learned from professors who were not only academically qualified, they were ‘life qualified.’ Their varied and broad experience added great value to my education. I run a small business, and every day I apply the tools and knowledge I learned in the classroom to my craft. I have no doubt that without the education I received at DeVry, I would not be where I am today. The faculty and Career Services teams supported me every step along my journey."
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, specializing in Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship, 2014 (Studied Online & On Campus, Federal Way, WA)
CEO, Lumber Traders, Inc.