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Follow your dreams of becoming a business owner with an entrepreneurship degree

You have a great idea, passion and drive, and you want to harness your business mindset and creativity to start your company or develop a big idea in a company that’s already established— which is why earning your entrepreneurship degree is the first step in following your dreams. You’ll have the opportunity to customize your degree by taking classes using a curriculum carousal method — meaning courses start on a rotating schedule and you get to choose ones that fit your needs one class at a time. When you earn your small business degree online or on campus, you’ll have the opportunity to transfer credits earned already and get credit for relevant experience.  

But wait, there’s a similar emerging field you can enter with a entrepreneurship degree: intrapreneurship. Intrapreneurs are employees who work within a business in an entrepreneurial capacity, creating new products or services in large corporations. Many of these firms build creative environments for intrapreneurs to foster their ideas since owners have the first-hand knowledge of opportunities and challenges that come with new business initiatives. This can also be a way for larger firms to enhance creativity and a dynamic, free-spirited environment in response the progression of thriving small businesses and startups have taken in recent years. It’s also a way for you to follow your passion and see your great ideas come to light.

 


 

We offer two entrepreneurship degree programs:

 

BACHELOR'S DEGREES


 

Bachelor of Science in Business with Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship Certificate:

In this on-campus and online small business degree program, you’ll oversee projects from beginning to end providing you with the business foundation and leadership strategy needed to run an organization — making this program perfect for budding entrepreneurs. The Bachelor of Science in business portion of this degree is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). As a small business owner, entrepreneur or intrapreneur, you’ll need to be familiar with the following processes and learn how to effectively incorporate them into your business:

  • How to handle business operations
  • Taxation
  • Business laws and regulations in conjunction with internet-based topics including e-commerce, home business operations and applications

 

 

MASTER'S DEGREES


 

Master of Management:

You’ll oversee a capstone project from beginning to end providing you with the business foundation in this on-campus and online small business entrepreneurship degreeprogram. Eligible students who already earned an undergraduate business degree can earn their master’s in less than 18 months if they choose to waive nine credits. You’ll learn:

  • Management theory
  • Human resources management and behavior
  • Accounting and other quantitative methods
  • Organization and production
  • Marketing
  • Logistics
  • Theories and practices behind business decision-making

 

 

Why Phoenix?

Earning your small business degree with us means you’ll have access to resources and mentors. Faculty in the School of Business have an average of 9.7 year of teaching experience here and 23.7 years of professional experience, bringing what they learned on the job into the classroom. More than 3,000 faculty members have previously or currently worked for Fortune 1000 companies and their subsidiaries. Class sizes are small, so you’ll get the attention you need with class sizes averaging less than 15 students.

One course at a time
Take just one 5- or 6-week course at a time when earning your degree.
Transfer credits
Those returning to college or that have relevant work experience can save time and money by transferring eligible credits and applying them toward your degree.
Accreditation
University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlccommission.org) and our Bachelor of Science in Business are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) — so you know you’re getting a quality education.

If you have questions about enrollment, fill out the request for information form and we’ll put you in contact with an enrollment representative.

Whether your objective is to be an accountant at a small business, or a CPA in charge of accounting for a multi-national corporation, an accounting degree from University of Phoenix goes beyond spreadsheets and number-crunching.

For important information about the educational debt, earnings and completion rates of students who attended this program, visit www.phoenix.edu/programs/gainful-employment.html.

While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.