Bachelor - Entrepreneurship

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The Bachelor of Arts in Entrepreneurship program at the Forbes School of Business & Technology at Ashford University is designed to offer you the unique skill set required to be an entrepreneur. If you'd like to learn more about the Bachelor of Arts in Entrepreneurship program, read here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Entrepreneurship online program examines management theory, ethical theories and paradigms, and how organizational ethics affect performance and reputation. You will be introduced to microeconomics, general financial accounting, managerial accounting, basic corporate finance, human resource management, business law, and marketing principles. You can develop an understanding of the opportunities and challenges inherent in entrepreneurial ventures, including recognizing opportunity, business planning, legal issues, funding, and exit strategies. The coursework also covers the strategic planning, financing, and operating of small business ventures; start-up financing methods, including bootstrapping, angel investors, and venture capitalist investors; the main elements of venture capital, including valuation, deal structure, governance, and harvesting; and the process of creativity and innovation in organizations. You will also have the opportunity to create a comprehensive business plan. This program is part of the Forbes School of Business & Technology™, and its students have access to invitation-only speaker series and webinars featuring Forbes business experts.

What are the Prerequisites?

Applicants to the Bachelor of Arts in Entrepreneurship program should have an independent and ambitious attitude towards business. All applicants to Ashford University should possess a high school diploma or its equivalent; some programs may have more specific requirements.

What are the Course Requirements?

The Bachelor of Arts in Entrepreneurship program requires 120 total credits. These requirements include 45 major credits, 46 general education credits, and 32 elective credits.

Entrepreneurship Course Requirements

Course CodeCourse Name
Introductory Course Requirements
EXP 105 Personal Dimensions of Education
PSY 202 Adult Development & Life Assessment
Major Course Requirements
MGT 330 Management for Organizations
PHI 445 Personal & Organizational Ethics
BUS 303 Human Resource Management
BUS 311 Business Law I
BUS 330 Principles of Marketing
ECO 204 Principles of Microeconomics
ACC 205 Principles of Accounting I
ACC 206 Principles of Accounting II
BUS 362 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
BUS 365 Creativity & Innovation
BUS 368 Venture Capital & Banking
BUS 401 Principles of Finance
BUS 435 Small Business Ventures
BUS 433 New Business Strategy
BUS 437 Business Plan Development

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

The Bachelor of Arts in Entrepreneurship program at Ashford University is intended to help you recognize and utilize opportunity to build successful businesses. As a graduate of the program, you could start your own business or consult other businesses. Examples of positions you could pursue include:

  • Small business owner
  • Business advisor
  • Management consultant

Advanced Degrees

You may wish to move on to graduate studies after completing the Bachelor of Arts in Entrepreneurship program. A master's degree program related to business or entrepreneurship can help you enhance your strategic skills and prepare you for additional career opportunities. Below are some master's programs you may be interested in:

  • Master of Entrepreneurship
  • Master of Arts in Social Entrepreneurship
  • Master of Global Entrepreneurship and Management
  • Master of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

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