Degrees for Entrepreneurs

Learn what academic programs can prepare you to start and run your own business. Explore options at the undergraduate and graduate degree levels, and find out if you can complete some of your training through online learning. Schools offering Entrepreneurship degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What Undergraduate Programs Are Available for Entrepreneurs?

One option for aspiring entrepreneurs is earning an associate's degree in two years. These programs give you an entry-level look into the field of entrepreneurship for small businesses. You are expected to complete some general education classes like algebra, psychology and composition. Businesses classes such as financial and managerial accounting, economics, small business finance, statistics and business law may also be included in the curriculum.

Another option for undergraduates is to enroll in a 4-year bachelor's degree program. You can major in either entrepreneurship or some other business area with a focus in entrepreneurship. Expect to complete general education and business classes. Your studies are centered on theories of management, marketing, organizational behavior, human resource management, customer service and supply chain systems.

Associate's or Bachelor's Degree Courses Economics, psychology, marketing, composition, organizational behavior
Master's Degree Courses Entrepreneurial finance, forecasting, risk management, business model development
Learning Environments Traditional classroom and online degree options are available for all levels

Are There Any Graduate Degrees Available?

If you already hold a bachelor's degree and are interested in the field of entrepreneurship, earning a master's degree may be the right path for you. Master's degrees usually take about two years to complete and are offered at many colleges and universities. You may see classes like strategic risk management, entrepreneurial finance, business model development and forecasting industry futures. If you do not already hold a bachelor's degree in a business-related field or do not meet your school's prerequisites, you may have additional core business classes to take.

Can I Earn My Degree Online?

If you find yourself to be motivated to learn on your own terms, distance learning options may be right for you. Associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs can be found online at many institutions. Online programs give you the flexibility to complete your coursework from home rather than in a formal classroom setting. If this option interests you, be sure to check your school's technical requirements before applying.

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