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Bachelor's degree

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

Programmatic Accreditation: Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

4 years

Approximate Program Length

120

Total Credits

$398

Cost per Credit

Online & campus

Format

Start when you're ready

Register by: Dec 7, 2022

Start a small business built on key business principles. The Bachelor of Science in Business with a Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship Certificate brings together areas of accounting, management, marketing and more to create a solid foundation in small business development with the innovative spirit of entrepreneurship. Courses are just 5 weeks long, so they won’t get in the way of your busy life.

  • Communication

  • Leadership

  • Management

  • Operations

  • Profit and Loss Management (P&L)

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Small Business Management

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A degree built around the skills employers want

We know what skills employers want because we did our homework.

We worked with labor market researchers to align in-demand skills with our program to ensure you have the opportunity to learn and demonstrate them in your coursework.

Look for the skills icon to see exactly which in-demand skills you’re learning in the courses you take.

Skills-aligned program

Courses

1

Course at a time

5

Weeks per course

10

Courses per year

Schedule

Your academic counselor will help you schedule your courses.

What you'll learn

When you earn your Bachelor of Science in Business with a Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship Certificate you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job. 

You’ll learn how to:

  • Integrate decision-making skills to address business needs.
  • Integrate business concepts and principles to advance organizational goals.
  • Analyze interrelationships among distinct functional areas of an organization.
  • Analyze logistics involved in global business operations. ​​
  • Evaluate business opportunities and risks to make sound financial decisions.
  • Apply innovation and creativity to solving entrepreneurial business opportunities
  • Apply management concepts and principles to launch an entrepreneurial business

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a Bachelor of Science in Business with a Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship Certificate?

This BSB can prepare you to be a:

  • Business Manager

  • General Manager (GM)

  • Operations Manager

  • Store Manager

9 %

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for operations research analyst  occupations is projected to be as fast as the average between 2020 and 2030. 

Career Services for Life®

Get career coaching, resumé building and interview prep, for life. While outside career advising can cost over $200 an hour, at University of Phoenix it’s built right into your degree at no added cost.

You don’t have to go it alone.

You’ll have a team of advisors invested in your success from day one — dedicated to helping you build your confidence and a personalized career plan you can stick with.

Tools and resources available 24/7/365

We're a university built for the busy. Build your resumé, prepare for an interview and plan your career — whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Networking & mentorship

Through virtual job fairs and networking with the alumni community, we've made it easy to tap into the experience and connections of your peers and colleagues at the University.

Tuition

Paying for school

Lock in the peace of mind that comes with fixed, affordable tuition. You’ll enjoy one flat rate from the moment you enroll until the day you graduate from your program. That’s your Tuition Guarantee.

Earn your degree without starting from scratch

On average, students with prior eligible college credits and relevant life experience saved $11k and 1 year on their undergraduate degree.

We’ve expanded our $1M scholarship commitment

Our scholarships aren’t just for the chosen few. We’ll help you understand which scholarships you may qualify for, worth up to $3,000.

Credit transfer made easy

Earn your degree faster, and for less, with eligible transfer credits.

Get credit for what you already know

Have previous relevant work and life experience evaluated for potential credit.

NEED SOME HELP?

Our enrollment representatives provide personal support while you make an informed choice about going back to school.  Reach us by phone at 844-937-8679 or chat with us 7 days a week

Accreditation & Faculty

Count on the quality of your education

Programmatic accreditation

Our BSB has been reaffirmed for accreditation until 2027 by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), ensuring the quality of your education.

What does that mean in real life? ACBSP-accredited business programs are committed to quality standards. The quality of the program is regularly benchmarked against specific criteria that prepare students for the business industry. Accreditation occurs on a 10-year cycle with regular quality reviews.

View the completion and first-year persistence rates for the University of Phoenix ACBSP-accredited business and accounting programs.

Faculty fast facts

31.5

Average years of industry experience

124

Chief Executive Officers

85 %

Of surveyed students would recommend their instructors

Faculty Spotlight

As a faculty member, I'm on your team. I'm your coach and your cheerleader."

Doris Savron

Vice Provost of Colleges, University of Phoenix

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*While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projections are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.