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A.S. Degree, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

Degree Type: A.S.
Major Code: ENTRE-AS
CIP:1552070307
Former CIP: 1552070307

This program emphasizes the fundamentals necessary to start and operate a new business venture in a competitive and global environment. An emphasis is placed on acquiring the knowledge skills needed in running a business such as financial management, resource allocation, sales marketing and partnerships. The student will also be introduced to the importance of networking and the process steps in acquiring venture capital.

Students may complete the following college credit certificates as part of the Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management degree:

  • Entrepreneurship Certificate
  • Entrepreneurship Operations Certificate
  • Human Resources Administrator Technical Certificate
Major Courses
AvailableGEB1011Introduction to Business
This course is designed to provide an overview of the business environment. The business disciplines discussed include management, international business, marketing, finance, economics, accounting and business law. This course provides useful information for business majors and any others involved in owning or operating businesses. This course is also recommended for students expecting to take ACG 2021 Principles of Financial Accounting.
3
AvailableGEB2112Entrepreneurship
This course provides business and non-business majors with the skills necessary to succeed as an entrepreneur. The fundamentals of starting and operating a business, developing a business plan, obtaining financing, marketing a product or service and developing an effective accounting system will be covered.
3
AvailableMAR2760Entrepreneurial Marketing and Professional Selling
This course will provide essential insight for successfully marketing an entrepreneurial venture using innovative marketing strategies. This course is designed to provide entrepreneurs with practical applications in interactive technologies and web-based services. Students will gain experience in the use of marketing via the Internet and social media. The student will be introduced to the role that direct selling and direct marketing play in the entrepreneurial environment. Students will develop a marketing project to assist in launching and implementing the new marketing venture.
3
AvailableSBM2000Small Business Management
The course is designed to enable students to manage and operate a small business. The areas covered include developing a business plan, securing financing, accounting for business transactions, advertising and promotion, site location and managing the small business. This course is beneficial for those planning to start a small business as well as those already operating a business.
3
AvailableACG2021Principles of Financial Accounting
This course introduces the student to the theory and practice of financial accounting. Topics include the accounting cycle, analysis of financial statement transactions, financial statement preparation, accounting for assets, liabilities, equities, revenues and expenses. Accounting for entities including partnerships and corporations is introduced.
3
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AvailableAPA1111COffice Accounting I
This course provides instruction and practice in the fundamentals of accounting. Selected topics include accounts payable and receivable, cash control systems, worksheets, financial statements, adjusting and closing entries, purchases and cash payments, sales and cash receipts and payroll. This course may be used to provide a foundation for Financial Accounting. Activities are recorded manually and in an accounting software program. Lab fee required.
3
Support Courses
AvailableAPA1112COffice Accounting II Using QuickBooks Pro
In this course students will learn to use Quickbooks Pro, a computerized accounting software program. Selected topics include setting up a company, setting up and modifying a chart of accounts, tracking invoices and customer payments, entering and paying bills, tracking inventory, using banking features and preparing financial reports. Lab fee required.
3
AvailableBUL2240Legal Issues for Small Businesses
This course focuses on the application of business law for the small business owner. Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to identify the various forms of business ownership and the legal and tax implications of each. Students will have an understanding of the laws covering issues such as personnel, contracts and the protection of intellectual property. The student will be able to understand and explain how to comply with the reporting requirements for local, state and federal entities.
3
AvailableCGS2100COffice Applications
This course focuses on the concepts and operation of the main components of word processor, electronic spreadsheet, database management and presentation software programs. Students will gain fundamental knowledge of a major software suite and learn skills that have practical applications in real world situations. Lab fee required.
3
AvailableENT2172Opportunity Analysis and Franchising
This course covers the analysis and evaluation of entrepreneurial opportunities and franchising. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to assess the current economic, social and political climate for small businesses. In addition, the student will be able to explain how demographic, technological and social changes create opportunities for small business ventures. The student will be able to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of franchises and be able to evaluate franchise opportunities.
3
AvailableFIN2001Business Finance
This course focuses on the application of financial practices for the entrepreneurial venture. The student will be able to analyze and evaluate the various sources of funding available for small businesses; become conversant in financial terminology; understand, prepare and analyze financial statements and prepare a loan proposal. The student will be able to describe and explain the importance of working capital and cash management. The student will be able to identify financing needs, establish credit policies and prepare forecasts of estimated cash flows, start-up costs, revenues and expenditures for the first two years of the entrepreneurial venture.
3
AvailableGEB2350International Business
This course explores the dynamic environment of international business, a multi-disciplinary subject that draws from international economics (balance of trade, balance of payments), politics, institutions, culture and technology as well as insight into the mechanics of international trade and investment, the international financial system and business management in the global marketplace.
3
AvailableOST2335CBusiness Communication
This course develops effective oral and written business communication skills to create successful human relations. Communication skills are taught in the four language areas: listening, reading, writing and speaking. Studies include grammar, proofreading, editing and business communication composition.
3
Electives 13
Choose 13 credits from the following list:
Not availableENT2931Selected Studies in Entrepreneurship
In this course topics of current interest are presented in group instruction.
1
AvailableMNA2320Human Resources Recruitment and Staffing
This course examines how the functions of recruitment, selection, staffing and training fit into a human resources department. Students will practice analyzing positions, recruiting qualified applicants, interviewing candidates for employment and, once hired, orienting and training them.
3
AvailableMNA2325Human Resources Compensation and Benefits Administration
This course discusses various compensation and benefit plans, legal issues and the administration of compensation and benefit plans. Emphasis is on providing a basic understanding of the business concepts utilized in the compensation and benefits area.
3
AvailableMNA2403Introduction to Human Resources Management Law and Regulations
This course is a study of human resources management law and regulations. Topics include state and federal employment regulation, Civil Rights Acts, EEOC legislation, OSHA, Rights of Women and Elderly and Handicapped as they apply to human resources functions.
3
AvailableOST1355CRecords Management and Legal Implications
This course is a study of the principles of effective management for paper-based, electronic and image records systems. Emphasis is placed on the systematic control of the life cycle of all records. Students will learn the basic legal background requirements for the release, retention and storing of records and laws regulating the management of such records. Principles of cost, efficiency and performance are covered as related to the management of all records. Students will also learn how to manage files on their electronic storage device. Career opportunities in records management are included.
3
AvailableOST2794Internet Research for Business
This course is a business-oriented Internet class which covers all of the major access routes for using resources on the Internet including e-mail, Telnet, e-mail groups, discussion and the World Wide Web. Also covered will be the legal, ethical and social issues involving the use of the Internet and Internet files. The class will focus on finding and using the business resources available on the Internet. Web page authoring software will be introduced. Students will gain experience building and modifying websites. All class work will be done through the Internet.
3
AvailableOST2852CMicrosoft Excel
The purpose of this course is to provide students hands-on training using Excel for business, professional and personal use. The student will gain an in-depth understanding of a spreadsheet program. The student will create, edit and format spreadsheets and graphs, work with formulas and functions, sort, filter and subtotal data lists and create and edit macros.
3
ENTXXXXAny ENT prefix course not already required
FINXXXXAny FIN prefix course not already required
GEBXXXXAny GEB prefix course not already required
MANXXXXAny MAN prefix course not already required
MARXXXXAny MAR prefix course not already required
SBMXXXXAny SBM prefix course not already required
General Education course (any Area) 3-6
General Education Courses
AvailableENC1101English I
This is a course in the process of expository writing. Students will read essays and compose papers that are unified, organized, logically developed and supported, clearly stated and well-focused. Research techniques are introduced and incorporated into at least one composition. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030. Students must pass the core assignments with a grade of "C" or higher.
3
AvailableSPC1608Introduction to Oral Communication
The purpose of this course is to improve the basic skills of speaking and listening. Class exercises emphasize preparing and delivering public speeches, speaking with clarity and variety and listening with literal and critical comprehension.
3
Humanities General Education course, Area A or B 3
Mathematics General Education course 3
Note: MAC 1105 or MGF 1106 is recommended for students transferring to UCF's B.A.S. degree program in Supervision and Administration.
Social Science General Education course 3
Recommended:
AvailableECO2013Principles of Economics (MACRO)
This is an introductory course covering the nature, scope and methods of economics, economic concepts and economic institutions. Emphasis is placed upon production, consumption, determination of prices, distribution of income, fiscal policy, national income determinants, money and banking and comparative economic systems. This course partially satisfies the writing requirement of S.B.E. 6A-10.030.
3
Total Credits: 64
Note: Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees are designed to prepare graduates for immediate entry into their chosen career field. A.S. degree graduates may transfer into certain baccalaureate programs. Students planning to transfer to baccalaureate programs should consult with Student Affairs counselors, advisors or specialists to make sure required courses are taken and entry requirements are met for the college/university program of their choice.

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