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

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The Bachelor of Science in Business (BSB) undergraduate degree program is designed to prepare graduates with the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities to effectively apply various business principles and tools in an organizational setting. The BSB foundation is designed to bridge the gap between theory and practical application, while examining the areas of accounting, communications, diversity and inclusion, economics, finance, business law and ethics, management, marketing, organizational behavior, business analytics, and information systems. Students are required to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the undergraduate business curricula through a business capstone course.

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Courses

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Education should hold practical value. That’s why our courses meet rigorous academic standards and provide you with skills and knowledge immediately applicable to your career.

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Requirements: 120 credits

You’ll need 120 credits to complete this Bachelor of Science in Business with a Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship Certificate program. Your course schedule may vary based on transferable credits or credits earned through the University’s Prior Learning Assessment.

14 Core Courses

Here’s where you’ll pick up the bulk of your program-specific knowledge. By the time you finish these courses, you should have the confidence and skills needed in a business environment.

14 Core Courses

12 Gen Ed Courses

These courses lay the foundation for all our degree programs. Because communication, math and writing skills aren’t just universally applicable in business — they’re useful in daily life.

12 Gen Ed Courses

14 Elective Courses

8 elective courses + 6 certificate courses: The leadership business analytics course you take in this portion of your program will enable you to earn a credential — a Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship Certificate — in addition to your degree. Courses include MGT/401, MKT/431, FIN/375, BUS/441, MGT/418, and MGT/465.

14 Elective Courses

Schedule

Your academic counselor will help you schedule your courses.

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Earn career-relevant skills in weeks – not years.

Learning shouldn’t take years to put into practice. That’s why we’re empowering you to build career-relevant skills with every five- to six-week course.

We’ve worked with the labor market researcher Lightcast to identify in-demand skills for occupations and mapped those to our related associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.

Tuition

Transfer credits

Your prior eligible college credits can save you time and money, helping you graduate faster. That’s why we’ve accepted credits from 5,000+ institutions. Check to see if you can apply eligible transfer credits from an institutionally accredited university or college toward a degree of your choice.

Save time and money when you transfer in eligible credits toward your degree.

Affordable, fixed tuition

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.

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University of Phoenix business degree vs other universities

Phoenix ASU Online (BAB) Capella DeVry GCU Purdue Global SNHU Strayer
Cost per credit
Cost per credit
Cost per credit
$398
Cost per credit
$563
Cost per credit
$365/415[1]
Cost per credit
$514
Cost per credit
$485
Cost per credit
$371
Cost per credit
$330
Cost per credit
$338.89
Credits per course
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3
Credits per course
3
Credits per course
3-6
Credits per course
2-4
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4
Credits per course
5-6
Credits per course
3
Credits per course
4.5
Tuition per course
Tuition per course
Tuition per course
$1,194
Tuition per course
$1,698
Tuition per course
$1,095-
$2,490
Tuition per course
$1,028-
$2,056
Tuition per course
$1,940
Tuition per course
$1,855-
$2,226
Tuition per course
$990
Tuition per course
$1,525
Total program length in credits
Total program length in credits
Total program length in credits
120
Total program length in credits
120
Total program length in credits
180
Total program length in credits
124
Total program length in credits
120
Total program length in credits
180
Total program length in credits
120
Total program length in credits
180
Length of course in weeks
Length of course in weeks
Length of course in weeks
5
Length of course in weeks
7.5
Length of course in weeks
10
Length of course in weeks
8
Length of course in weeks
7-8
Length of course in weeks
10
Length of course in weeks
8
Length of course in weeks
11
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One fee per course
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Data pulled on June 13, 2024

[1] $365 per 1000-2000 level credit; $415 per 3000-4000 level credit

Source of data: For each institution, the data are publicly available in multiple locations, including Academic Catalogs, Program pages, Tuition and fees pages, and syllabi. All data are publicly available on the websites. 

Certain licensure programs and coursework in other degree programs may have additional fees. Please check with your advisor or course catalog for additional info.

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Eligible students saved:

$11,000 & 1 year

Students with eligible credits and relevant experience on average saved $11k and 1 year off their undergraduate degree with University of Phoenix.

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Eligible students saved:

$11,000 & 1 year

Students with eligible credits and relevant experience on average saved $11k and 1 year off their undergraduate degree with University of Phoenix.

Financial aid

You may have options when it comes to paying for college tuition and expenses, such as federal grants and loans. Our finance advisors can answer your questions about financial aid and can help guide you through the process.

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Careers & Outcomes

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

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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. Topics covered in this degree include:

  • Small business development
  • Financial management for small business
  • Marketing for small business
  • Business law and regulatory issues
  • Analysis of business opportunities
  • Finance, marketing, accounting and other business practices
  • Legal, ethical and regulatory considerations
  • Business communication
  • Management strategies
  • Statistical analysis

4% Growth

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for management occupations is projected to be faster than average between 2022 and 2032.

The BLS Projected Growth for 2022-2032 is published by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. This data reflects the BLS’ projections of national (not local) conditions. These data points are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.

Admissions

Apply for free – no application fee, no obligation.

Starting your degree is a big decision — and we want you to feel great about it. That’s why we remove obstacles from your application.

  • No SAT/ACT required 
  • No essay required 
  • No cost, risk-free trial for eligible students
  • We’ll request transcripts at no cost to you, when possible, and we accept eligible credits from over 5,000 accredited institutions.

Receive 1-on-1 support

You have a support team of real people you can lean on. And our academic counselors, who are with you every step of the way, have earned a 5-star rating from 90% of our surveyed students.[1] Start a conversation with an enrollment representative today.

[1] Transactional Survey, August 2021-22 (18,645 respondents)

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Receive 1-on-1 support

You have a support team of real people you can lean on. And our academic counselors, who are with you every step of the way, have earned a 5-star rating from 85% of our surveyed students.[1]

[1] Transactional Survey, September 2022-August 2023 (23,739 respondents)

Start a conversation with an enrollment representative today.

Call us at 844-937-8679 or chat with us 7 days a week.

Student Experience

An education that fits your busy life

Balancing family, work and school

Work toward your degree without giving up what matters most. Start your degree year-round and take one class at a time.

Online learning

Enroll in online classes and attend class whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Around-the-clock support and resources

You have a support team available up to 14 hours a day, 5 days a week. 

Computer requirements for courses

Many course assignments will require you to use a computer to complete and submit your assignment. 

Phoenix provides support and resources for busy students

Faculty Spotlight

Professionals dedicated to you

Your success is a top priority for our deans and faculty members. They bring an average of 29+ years of experience and hands-on perspective to the classroom, and help bridge the gap between academics and industry knowledge.

Doris Savron

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

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

Accreditation

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  (PDF) for the University of Phoenix ACBSP-accredited business and accounting programs.

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Frequently asked questions about the Bachelor of Science in Business with a Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship Certificate degree

Understanding the ins and outs of small business management is essential for starting – and running – a venture. You may need a solid grasp on several topics and a range of skills to help you build a foundation for small business operations. These may include accounting, business law, communications, finance, marketing, project management and more.

Our online Bachelor of Science in Business with a Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship Certificate can prepare you with the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to run a business. This program and certificate can also prepare you for different career opportunities, such as a small business owner, a self-employed consultant, an entrepreneur or a range of management positions.

If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, getting a formal education in small business management can be beneficial in the field. Starting your own business can give you the freedom to take control of your career, set your schedule and potentially make a good income, but it requires you as the entrepreneur to wear many hats, from marketing and sales to accounting and HR. If you’re thinking about starting your own business, a business management degree may be a good choice.

Our online Bachelor of Science in Business with a Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship Certificate covers a broad range of topics so you can learn what it takes to run all aspects of your business. You’ll also develop critical skills like decision-making, problem-solving and project management.

Learn more about helpful degrees for aspiring entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurial management focuses on setting goals to increase the effectiveness of creating, managing and growing a new venture or startup business as well as small to medium-sized businesses.

Our online Bachelor of Science in Business with a Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship Certificate can help you learn how to harness an entrepreneurial mindset to turn your creative ideas into successful new ventures. Our program also gives you the tools necessary to evaluate the benefits and risks associated with new business opportunities and develop a strategic entrepreneurial management plan for ventures.

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