Bachelor’s Degree Specialization in Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship.

SMALL BUSINESSES YIELD BIG DREAMS.

Small businesses reflect the American dream that a good idea—paired with strong business skills and enough hard work—can build a fulfilling livelihood and legacy. DeVry University's Bachelor’s Degree with a Specialization in Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship can help you work toward your goals and grow these vital businesses.

GET TO KNOW OUR SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP SPECIALIZATION.

Whether you're aiming to take up your own venture or help others develop their companies, our Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship Specialization can put you on the right path. This specialization offers courses that focus on customer relations, budgeting, forecasting, e-commerce and other small business topics. As a student, you can develop and strengthen the skills needed to make it as an entrepreneur.

Our Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship Specialization can be earned as a part of the following bachelor's degrees in business:

  • Bachelor’s in Business Administration
  • Bachelor’s in Management
  • Bachelor’s in Technical Management

Classes Start Every 8 Weeks

Earn your Bachelor's Degree in Business with Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship Specialization in as little as 2 years + 8 months*—or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.

*Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.


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Cost

$514-609/Credit
Hour
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What You'll Learn

The Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship Specialization covers the following:

  • Business Plan Writing
    Draft a comprehensive business plan for a small business, including an executive summary, company description, target market, competition, marketing and sales, operations, management structure, future development and financials
  • Budgeting and Forecasting
    Design and implement a departmental budget encompassing the various processes that account for resource expenditures, develop a long-range budget forecast and assess its impact on departmental planning
  • Customer and Personal Service
    Demonstrate the principles and processes of personal service, including conducting customer needs assessments, meeting quality standards for services and evaluating customer satisfaction.
  • Sales and Marketing
    Gain knowledge of principles and methods for promoting and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration and sales.
  • E-commerce
    Explore Internet marketing, retailing, payment and order fulfillment. Learn about various e-commerce models, for business-to-business (B2B) and consumer-to-consumer (C2C) websites.
  • Operational Issues
    Address unique issues for small business management, including improving the success rate, financing, determining the effect of regulations and obtaining information to improve performance.
  • Administration and Management
    Understand the fundamental management theories that drive organizations and programs forward. Develop skills in leadership, planning, project management, and resource management.

ACCREDITATION MATTERS

Accredited* by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) www.acbsp.org.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of our Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship Specialization may consider careers such as:

  • Administrative Services Manager

  • Business Development Manager

  • Business Manager

  • Construction Manager

  • General and Operations Manager

  • Customer Relations Manager

  • Internet Marketing and Sales Manager

  • Management Analyst Consultant

  • Meeting and Convention Planner

  • Retail Store Manager

  • Small Business Owner

  • Social and Community Service Manager

Option 1: Business Administration

Program-Specific Courses

Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship

BUSN258 Customer Relations
BUSN278 Budgeting and Forecasting
MGMT410 Human Resource Management
SBE310 Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship
SBE330 Creativity, Innovation and New Product Development
SBE430 E-Commerce for Small Business
SBE440 Business Plan Writing for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs

Core Degree Courses

Business Core1

ACCT212 Financial Accounting
ACCT346 Managerial Accounting
BIS155 Data Analysis with Spreadsheets with Lab
BIS245 Database Essentials for Business with Lab
BUSN115 Introduction to Business and Technology
BUSN319 Marketing
BUSN379 Finance
COMP100 Computer Applications for Business with Lab
ECON312 Principles of Economics
MGMT303 Principles of Management
MGMT404 Project Management

Senior Project

BUSN460 Senior Project

Electives

CIS115 Logic and Design
MGMT408 Management of Technology Resources
SEC310 Principles and Theory of Security Management

General Degree Courses

Communication Skills

ENGL1122 Composition
ENGL135 Advanced Composition
ENGL216 Technical Writing
SPCH275 Public Speaking

Humanities3

HUMN303 Introduction to the Humanities
ETHC445 Principles of Ethics
LAS432 Technology, Society, and Culture

Social Sciences

SOCS185 Culture and Society
SOCS3254 Environmental Sociology
LAWS3105 The Legal Environment

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

MATH114 Algebra for College Students
MATH221 Statistics for Decision-Making
SCI2286 Nutrition, Health and Wellness with Lab

Personal and Professional Development

CARD405 Career Development
COLL148 Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving

Option 2: Management

Program-Specific Courses

Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship

BUSN258 Customer Relations
BUSN412 Business Policy
SBE310 Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship
SBE330 Creativity, Innovation and New Product Development
SBE420 Operational Issues in Small Business Management
SBE430 E-Commerce for Small Business
SBE440 Business Plan Writing for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs

Core Degree Courses

Business, Management and Technology

ACCT212 Financial Accounting
BIS155 Data Analysis with Spreadsheets with Lab
BIS245 Database Essentials for Business with Lab
BUSN115 Introduction to Business and Technology
BUSN278 Budgeting and Forecasting
BUSN319 Marketing
CIS115 Logic and Design
CIS206 Architecture and Operating Systems with Lab
COMP100 Computer Applications for Business with Lab
MGMT303 Principles of Management
MGMT404 Project Management
MGMT410 Human Resource Management

Senior Project

BUSN460 Senior Project

Analytics

BIAM300 Managerial Applications of Business Analytics
BIAM400 Applied Business Analytics
BIAM410 Database Concepts in Business Intelligence

General Degree Courses

Communication Skills

ENGL112 Composition
ENGL135 Advanced Composition

Humanities3

ETHC445 Principles of Ethics
LAS432 Technology, Society, and Culture

Social Sciences

ECON312 Principles of Economics
SOCS1857 Culture and Society

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

MATH114 Algebra for College Students
MATH221 Statistics for Decision-Making
SCI2288 Nutrition, Health and Wellness with Lab

Additional General Education Selection

SPCH275 Public Speaking

Personal and Professional Development

CARD405 Career Development
COLL148 Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving

Option 3: Technical Management

Program-Specific Courses

Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship

BUSN258 Customer Relations
BUSN278 Budgeting and Forecasting
MGMT410 Human Resource Management
SBE310 Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship
SBE420 Operational Issues in Small Business Management
SBE430 E-Commerce for Small Business
SBE440 Business Plan Writing for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs

Core Degree Courses

Business, Management and Technology

ACCT212 Financial Accounting
BIS155 Data Analysis with Spreadsheets with Lab
BIS245 Database Essentials for Business with Lab
BUSN115 Introduction to Business and Technology
BUSN412 Business Policy
COMP100 Computer Applications for Business with Lab
MGMT303 Principles of Management
MGMT404 Project Management

Senior Project

BUSN460 Senior Project

Electives9

BUSN319 Marketing
BUSN369 International Business
CIS115 Logic and Design
CIS170C Programming with Lab
CIS206 Architecture and Operating Systems with Lab
MGMT408 Management of Technology Resources
SEC310 Principles and Theory of Security Management

General Degree Courses

Communication Skills

ENGL1122 Composition
ENGL135 Advanced Composition

Humanities3

ETHC445 Principles of Ethics
LAS432 Technology, Society, and Culture

Social Sciences

ECON312 Principles of Economics
SOCS1857 Culture and Society

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

MATH114 Algebra for College Students
MATH221 Statistics for Decision-Making
SCI2286 Nutrition, Health and Wellness with Lab

Additional General Education Selection

SPCH275 Public Speaking

Personal and Professional Development

CARD405 Career Development
COLL148 Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving

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*Conferral and Assessment Data - Available for all of DeVry and Keller's ACBSP accredited programs. This accreditation applies to the Bachelor's of Business Administration and the Bachelor's of Technical Management.
1Students enrolled at a New Jersey location must also take the following to fulfill this requirement:
(a) all of: BUSN412; GSCM206
(b) one of: BUSN369; INTP491 and INTP492
2Students enrolled at a New Jersey location take ENGL108 in lieu of this course.
3Students enrolled at a Pennsylvania location must take HUMN451 as part of this requirement.
4Certain students enrolled as online students are assigned PSYC307 in lieu of this requirement.
5Students enrolled at a Nevada location must take POLI332 in lieu of this requirement.
6Students enrolled at a New Jersey location may take PHYS204 or SCI200 to fulfill this requirement.
7Students enrolled at a Nevada location must take POLI332 as part of this requirement or the General Education Option.
8Ohio residents enrolled as online students, and students enrolled at an Ohio location, must take an additional natural sciences course from those with prefixes BIOS, PHYS, or SCI as part of this requirement.
9Students enrolled at a New Jersey location must take 55 semester-credit hours of general education coursework. Fifteen semester-credit hours of general education coursework may be applied to the Electives course area.

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.