If you have a great idea for a business, Seminole State College of Florida has just the program to help you transform that idea into a thriving business. Starting with the Fall Term, the College will become the first public college in Florida to offer an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management.
“We want to help individuals to turn their ideas into something real,” says Hugh Moore, associate dean of the Center for Business, Legal and Entrepreneurship. “The goal of the program is to give students the tools to start and maintain a business and create jobs for themselves and the community.”
The two-year program, inspired by the business program’s advisory board, will teach students how to identify business opportunities, write business and marketing plans and secure investments, Moore says. “We’re also looking forward to using the skills of the College’s Seminole Technology Business Incubation Center to help students mature their ideas.”
Students who prefer to assist small businesses rather than opening their own will learn how to develop marketing strategies, appraise other business opportunities from a financial viewpoint and negotiate with investors, Moore says.
Courses will be offered at the College’s Sanford/Lake Mary Campus and online. According to the Florida College System, Seminole State is the first among the system's 28 institutions to offer the degree.
Moore says the new degree pairs well with the Center’s other degree options:
Also new this fall:
Fall Term classes at Seminole State start Aug. 26.
Seminole State offers 192 college programs, degrees and certificates. For more information, please visit the Degrees of Success page.
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