Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship Degree Specialization
Small businesses are a vital part of the American economy, driving innovation, growth and prosperity. They reflect the American dream and "can-do" spirit of entrepreneurship in which a good idea, strong business skills and enough hard work can build a substantial and fulfilling career, and leave a lasting legacy. DeVry University's Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship specialization can help you visualize and work toward this goal through a sharp focus on critical business, management and communication skills, aimed at helping budding entrepreneurs.
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All students enrolled in site-based programs will be required to take some coursework online and, for some programs and locations, a substantial portion of the program may be required to be completed online.
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Want to learn how to navigate today’s tech-infused, dynamic and interconnected workplaces? Take the TechPath. Specially designed to help you gain the kinds of applied tech skills that are crucial in more and more companies today1, each TechPath class is powered by a learning rubric developed at DeVry called People-Process-Data-Devices, or P2D2. And because we believe TechPath is so important for our students and for helping to close the applied tech skills gap in this country, we’re offering our TechPath associates and bachelor’s degree programs to new students at a 20% savings2.
1Exploring America’s Tech Skills Gap and the Parallel Deficits of Applied Tech Skills and Hard Tech Skills, by The Career Advisory Board: http://careeradvisoryboard.org/research/technology-skills-gap-survey
2TechPath Associate and Bachelor’s degree programs are offered to new students at the cost of $487 per credit hour, which is 20% lower than our Non TechPath rate at $609. 20% savings is applicable to those who apply after 4/21/2017. New TechPath pricing savings do not apply to certificate programs.
When you specialize your business degree in Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship, your coursework may include these 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.