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

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

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Approx. program length:

4 years


Credits:

120


Cost per credit:

$398

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Accreditation:

ACBSP Accredited

* BSB is ACBSP-accredited

Small business plans? Think big.

Nearly 90 percent of businesses in the U.S. have fewer than 20 workers. And 9 million Americans are self-employed. Our Bachelor of Science in Business with a Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship Certificate can equip you to understand the key elements of financial management, planning and strategy for entrepreneurs.

In this ACBSP-accredited BSB program, you’ll study:

  • Small business development
  • Financial management for small business
  • Marketing for small business
  • Business law and regulatory issues
  • Analysis of business opportunities

This bachelor’s degree program features a certificate option, which allows you to take small business and entrepreneurship courses at the beginning of your degree program. The certificate you earn will be an additional credential, helping you move toward your career goals even before you graduate.

Thinking of an MBA? Save time and money.

Take three MBA courses during your BSB program at the undergraduate tuition rate through our MBA Bridge Program. You’ll save $2,700 on tuition, earning both degrees in about five years. Contact an enrollment representative at 844.YES.UOPX for more information.

Course length:

5 weeks


Total credits required:

120


Max. number of transfer credits:

90

Requirements and prerequisites

You’ll need 120 credits to complete this program. These may be earned through a combination of required and elective courses. Required courses may vary based on previous experience, training or transferable credits. View general requirements 

Transfer credits

Earn your degree faster. Transfer eligible college credits or, if you have an industry or professional certification, such as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license or a Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®), you can apply to have relevant experience evaluated for potential college credit. Contact an enrollment representative at 844.YES.UOPX for more information.

Industry review

Our Industry Advisory Council, comprised of experienced business leaders, meets regularly to help ensure our educational programs are up to date and aligned with current and emerging industry trends. This is just one more way a University of Phoenix® BSB degree can help you develop skills you’ll need in the business world.

Core courses

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Business Communications COM295
3
Critical Thinking And Decision Making In Business PHL320
3
Ethical And Legal Topics In Business ETH321
3
Organizational Behavior For Managers MGT312
3
Statistics For Decision Making QNT275
3
Principles Of Accounting I ACC290
3
Principles Of Accounting II ACC291
3
Principles Of Microeconomics ECO365
3
Principles Of Macroeconomics ECO372
3
Finance For Business FIN370
3
Marketing MKT421
3
Integrated Business Topics BUS475
3
Small Business: Structure, Planning, Funding MGT401
3
Small Business Marketing MKT431
3
Financial Management In The Small Business FIN375
3
Fundamentals Of Human Resource Management HRM300
3
Business Law For Small Business And Entrepreneurs LAW441
3
Innovative Leadership LDR300
3
Evaluating New Business Opportunities MGT418
3
Fundamentals Of Digital Marketing MKT440
3
Small Business And Entrepreneurial Planning MGT465
3

Projected job growth:

9%

According to Bureau of Labor Statistics

Job opportunities

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job growth for general and operations managers is projected to be 9 percent between 2016 and 2026. A Bachelor of Science in Business with a Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship Certificate degree can help prepare you to be a:

  • Small business owner
  • Self-employed consultant
  • Entrepreneur
  • Business manager
  • General manager
  • Operations manager
  • Administrative manager

Networking opportunities

Access powerful networking tools through our PhoenixLinkTM career services platform. Take advantage of personal career coaching. Search and apply for jobs, or make your resumé visible to employers. And connect with employers and alumni through career fairs and mixers. It’s all about connections. And we help you make them.

Learning outcomes

Along with the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, students who graduate from the School of Business should gain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Each college or school creates a set of Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) to describe the knowledge, skills or attitudes students will possess upon completion of the program of study. By the time you complete your BSB with a Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship Certificate, you should be able to perform these learning outcomes.

Accreditation:

* BSB is ACBSP-accredited

Program accreditation

Our Bachelor of Science in Business degree 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 continuously benchmarked against specific criteria that prepare students for their industry of choice. Accreditation occurs on a 10-year cycle with regular quality reviews.

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


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What sets us apart?

When you choose our Bachelor of Science in Business with a Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship Certificate degree program, you can:

Trust our accreditation

Our Bachelor of Science in Business degree is evaluated regularly by the ACBSP, ensuring the quality of your education.

Learn on your schedule

Designed to fit into the lives of busy working adults, our Bachelor of Science in Business with a Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship Certificate can be completed in short, manageable, 5-week courses.

Jumpstart your MBA

Take three MBA courses during your BSB program at the undergraduate tuition rate through our MBA Bridge Program. You’ll save $2,700 on tuition and earn both degrees in about five years.

Take the next step

It’s time to let your education prepare you for the next phase of your career. You’ve got the will. And by taking one course at a time toward a Bachelor of Science in Business with a Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship Certificate degree, you’ve got the way.

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