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College of Business & Management

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.

Follow a career track in Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship by choosing this specialization when you earn one of the following bachelor's degrees from DeVry University:

Learn more about the advantages of studying Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship at DeVry University. Request more information.

Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship Courses

When you specialize your business degree in Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship, your coursework may include these career-enhancing courses:

  • Budgeting and Forecasting – 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.
  • E-Commerce for Small Business – 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.
  • Business Plan Writing for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs – 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.
  • Operational Issues in Small Business Management – 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.
  • Human Resource Management – 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.

To learn more about required and elective courses to complete the Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship degree specialization, request information or see the undergraduate academic catalog.