Entrepreneurship Concentration (9215)

This concentration prepares students who plan to start and/or operate their own business. Core courses include coverage of all of the business functions that an owner/manager would be expected to understand while addressing entrepreneurship, small business management, small business finance, and the creation of the new venture.

NOTE: Students planning to transfer to a four-year college are encouraged to take ENGL 1120 English Composition II in addition to the following requirements.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
ACCT 1100 Introduction to Financial Accounting 4
BUSM 1300 Introduction to Business 3
BUSM 1620 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3
ENGL 1110
English Composition I (A) 1
or English Composition I (B)
FYEX 1000 First Year Experience 1
MATH 1040 Applied Business Mathematics 2 2
ITIS 1000
Basic Computer Skills 3
or Computer Essentials
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
ACCT 1270
Financial Analysis Using Spreadsheets 4
or Introduction to Managerial Accounting
BUSM 1330 Business Ethics 3
BUSM 1640 Entrepreneurial Management 3
COMM 1000 Effective Public Speaking 3
MATH 1050 Mathematics of Finance 2 2
 Credit Hours14
Third Semester
BUSM 2000 Principles of Management 3
BUSM 2400 Business Communication 3
BUSM 2500 Principles of Marketing 3
ECON 2600 Principles of Microeconomics 3
FINN 1300 Financial Management for the Small Business 3
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Semester
BUSM 2100 Business Law I 3
BUSM 2300 Human Resource Management 3
BUSM 2650 New Venture Creation 3
BUSM 2700 Management Philosophy and Practice 3
Select course(s) from the Arts and Humanities Electives list 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours61

English course selection is based on placement test results (ENGL 1111 English Composition I (B) is 4 credits, only 3 credits apply to the degree).


Students planning to transfer to a four-year college should take a sequence of math as advised by their counselor.


Students may substitute ITIS 1005 Computer Essentials. This 3 credit course may be required for students transferring to a four-year college.


Students planning to transfer to a four-year college should take a sequence of accounting courses as advised by their counselor.

Technical course
This course is designated as a technical course in the program. Students must earn a "C" grade or higher in the course to fulfill the college's graduation requirements policy.


Course Title Credit Hours
Arts and Humanities Electives
ARTS 1120Art Appreciation3
ARTS 2220Survey of Art I3
ARTS 2230Survey of Art II3
ENGL 2250Survey of American Literature I3
ENGL 2260Survey of American Literature II3
ENGL 2280Survey of British Literature I3
ENGL 2290Survey of British Literature II3
HUMX 1100Introduction to Humanities3
HUMX 1200The American Experience in the Arts3
MUSC 1200Music Appreciation3
MUSC 1215World Music3
MUSC 1800Popular Music: Rock, Jazz, Country, and Hip-Hop3
MUSC 2200Music History and Literature I3
MUSC 2250Music History and Literature II3
PHIL 1500Introduction to Philosophy3
PHIL 2000Comparative Religion3
PHOT 1000History of Photography3