Entrepreneurship Major

The business management entrepreneurship major is designed for those who want to learn more about opportunity recognition and evaluation and new venture start-up and growth. Students in this program will participate in courses and seminars staffed by faculty members as well as entrepreneurs and business owners/managers in the local community. Students will have opportunities to learn firsthand what is needed to start a new business venture that will add economic and cultural value to the community, and to run an existing business with an entrepreneurial mindset.

In addition, the entrepreneurship major can be earned completely online. With online classes and flexible scheduling including day, and/or evening classes, students can complete the program in as little as two years.

Stark State also offers a one-year certificate program as well as a career enhancement certificate in entrepreneurship. Students may apply credits earned in this certificate program to the business management associate degree program. Students will be awarded a certificate in entrepreneurship upon completion of the courses listed.

Your pathway to a degree

You can start with an entrepreneurship certificate, taking classes that directly apply to a second certificate and to the associate degree in business management entrepreneurship.:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Administration
  • Managing Entrepreneurial Growth
  • Global Entrepreneurship

Certificate Credits 16

Take these additional courses to earn a second certificate that directly apply to the associate degree in business management entrepreneurship:

  • Student Success Seminar
  • College Composition
  • Effective Speaking
  • Business Analysis with Algebra
  • Microeconomics
  • Principles of Management
  • Computer Applications for Professionals or Spreadsheet – Microsoft Excel

Additional Certificate Credits 15

Total Credits for Second Certificate 31

Take these additional courses to earn an associate degree in business management entrepreneurship that you can take right to the workforce or easily transfer to a bachelor’s degree program:

  • Explorations in Modern Mathematics or College Algebra
  • Human Resource Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Financial Accounting
  • Arts & Humanities Elective
  • Entrepreneurship Practicum
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Business Law and Ethics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Sales

Additional Credits 32-33