Entrepreneurial Studies

Associate in Science

Small businesses are vital to the growth of our economy and will create the majority of new jobs. This program prepares students to be entrepreneurs and to start up new businesses, grow their existing businesses, or apply entrepreneurial skills in a corporate setting. It also develops small business management skills in those running small businesses. Practical training is provided through internships in small business settings. The program also enables transfer into bachelors degree programs.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a level of mathematical skill appropriate for self-employment in a business environment
  • Read, understand, and prepare standard types of business communications
  • Understand basic theory and practice in entrepreneurship and small business management
  • Understand competition and its relationship to private enterprise
  • Understand competition and its relationship to private enterpriseExplain the marketing concept for entrepreneurs
  • Use the Internet and other data sources for business purposes, including research and marketing
  • Understand the importance of a business plan
  • Develop a business plan
  • Apply knowledge of computer applications, including word processing and spreadsheets

 

 

Certificate

Small businesses are vital to the growth of our economy and will create the majority of new jobs. This program prepares students to be entrepreneurs, start up new businesses, grow their existing businesses, or apply entrepreneurial skills in a corporate setting. It also develops management skills to those running small businesses. The certificate program courses may be applied toward the associate degree program in Entrepreneurial Studies. 

Contact

For more information:

Rose Bednarz
Program Coordinator
(203) 285-2198
rbednarz@gatewayct.edu

 

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