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2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
2024-2025 Academic Catalog

Entrepreneurship, AAB

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Graduates of this program acquire skills to create innovative ventures, recognize opportunities, evaluate alternative courses of action and formulate a plan to successfully achieve organizational objectives. Entrepreneurial skills can be utilized within existing organizations and government agencies to affect changes necessary for the success and survival of the organization.

Students are prepared with assessment skills in financial and legal analysis. The creation of the business plan forms the foundation for the entrepreneur and is a major focus of the entrepreneurship program. This program also focuses on developing an entrepreneurial mindset through informal learning using the Ice House. Entrepreneurial Program coupled with Who Owns the Ice House, Eight Life Lessons of an Unlikely Entrepreneur Companion text. This program can be obtained completely online or face-to-face.

Career Outlook

Entrepreneurship plays a vital role in the growth of the U.S. economy. Employment both nationally and in the state of Ohio, is expected to grow as fast as the average. From 2010 to 2020 the top areas of job creation will be administrative service and operations managers (15 percent growth rate) and computer systems and related services (18 percent growth rate), indicating areas of opportunities for individuals with a drive, vision and skills to provide new and creative services.

Program Learning Outcomes

Learners will be able to:

  1. Exhibit work skills of attendance, work ethic, professionalism and self-motivation.
  2. Demonstrate comprehension of business ethics.
  3. Assess entrepreneurial opportunities.
  4. Apply the various functional areas of accounting, marketing, finance, management, human resources and economics
  5. Develop a feasible business plan utilizing business tools that prepare students to communicate the output effectively.
  6. Evaluate the global environment of business.
  7. Analyze potential start-up models and resources available given current and future trends and opportunities.

Total Credits: 15

Second Semester

Total Credits: 15

Total Credits: 15

Fourth Semester

Total Credits: 18-19

Total Program Credit Hours 63-64

* See Northwest State General Education Requirements  for Natural Science, Humanities and Social Behavioral Science Electives.

+ Students must attain a 2.00 grade point average in these technical courses to graduate.

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