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Entrepreneurship Degree Online BS in Business Administration

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Register By: January 02 Classes Start: January 04

Earn an Entrepreneurship Degree Online

  • $320/credit (120 credits)
  • Learn to create and manage your own small business
  • Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • No application fee or SAT/ACT scores required
  • Faculty with industry knowledge and experience in entrepreneurship

Online Entrepreneurship Degree Concentration Overview

Learn how to apply accounting, finance, human resources, management and marketing knowledge to your budding startup by earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship at Southern New Hampshire University.

While big business is shrinking, small businesses are expanding. In fact, small businesses now make up almost half of the private workforce, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).1 In SNHU's entrepreneurship program, you'll gain the expertise you need to make your future business venture successful in our focused small business management courses.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, small businesses are typically the entry point for entrepreneurs as they develop ideas and build a customer base before deciding whether to expand.2 The entrepreneurship concentration was developed in cooperation with business professionals to provide you with the skills you need to start and operate your business. By adding this specialized concentration to your degree, you'll be positioning yourself to analyze entrepreneurial opportunities for small to medium businesses. You'll also be well-versed in management principles and market research to determine legal, financial and operational impacts.

If you're ready to learn the ins and outs of building a new company, this degree program, and career path, could be the right fit for you.

Career Outlook

Did you know the word entrepreneur originates from the French word “entreprendre,” which means “to undertake”?3

Sure enough, a small business – defined by the SBA as an independent business with fewer than 500 employees4 – is a massive undertaking. It takes a strong skill set to grow your own small to medium-sized business. Fortunately, an online BS in Business with a concentration in Entrepreneurship is a perfect place to start building.

There are many compelling facets to becoming an entrepreneur, from coming up with the idea for your business and developing a business plan, to marketing your products and selling them to consumers. Earning a degree in entrepreneurship is a good way to prepare you for the many hats you'll be wearing as an entrepreneur, whether you're looking to start a small local business or grow your venture. There are also many desirable upsides to this career path, such as independence, autonomy and flexibility.

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy, as of 2016, there were 30.7 million small businesses in the U.S, and 433,000 of them were startups. Additionally, based on data collected from the SBA, small businesses accounted for 65% of net new jobs between 2000 and 2018.1

Another upside to consider when thinking about the journey toward becoming an entrepreneur is the endless number of paths you can take. You can start a business for almost anything you're passionate about, as long as you're willing to put in the time, work and effort to make it a successful venture. Small businesses are the lifeblood of the American economy and a significant generator of employment here in the United States.

Start Your Journey Toward an Online Entrepreneurship Degree Concentration

Courses & Curriculum

SNHU offers many benefits to the budding entrepreneur. Some of these benefits include in-depth coursework, expert instruction from experienced faculty, transfer-friendly programs with up to 90 undergraduate credits for bachelor's degrees, networking opportunities, small business courses online and student support in the form of academic and career advisors who will help guide you on your journey to your degree.

The online entrepreneurship degree coursework stresses the development of critical-thinking, problem-solving and leadership practices, skills that will serve you both in your career and in your everyday life. In this program, you'll learn everything from the application of broad business principles to small business practices, so you can be ready to turn your passion into a profit. And, just like you can fit your coursework around your busy life, once you’ve started your own business, you’ll be operating on your own terms. A degree in entrepreneurship from SNHU will help you build the skills you need to manage both your time and your small to medium-sized business.

Bernice Bain with the text Bernice Bain"The Business Administration concentration in Entrepreneurship course content is designed for learners with entrepreneurial passions and goals of small to medium business ventures. It provides an introduction to various functional business areas from an entrepreneurial lens," says Dr. Bernice Bain, associate dean for business programs at SNHU.

In this curriculum, you'll apply principles and knowledge from various functional areas of business such as accounting, finance, human resources, marketing and more. You'll also gain tools that go beyond technical knowledge, such as writing, communication, analysis and problem solving. These skills will serve you well as both an entrepreneur and an employee at any business dealing with customers, hiring and managing employees, reviewing data and optimizing practices to grow your business.

"The curriculum addresses key entrepreneurial functions including creation of a business plan and the analysis of small and medium business entrepreneurial opportunities based on financial, market, legal and operational factors," Dr. Bain says.

Additionally, in this concentration, business projects that mimic real-world challenges are integrated into your learning experience, including the preparation of a business plan.

Curriculum Requirements & Resources

  • Business core: Revised for fall 2020, our undergraduate business programs contain 10 cutting-edge business courses. These core courses are designed to help prepare you for success wherever you go.
  • General education courses: All online bachelor's degree students are required to take general education classes, if not obtained in prior coursework. Through these foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
  • Technology resources: We provide cloud-based virtual environments in some courses to give you access to the technology you need for your degree – and your career. Learn more about our virtual environments.
  • Earn math credits for what you already know: Save time and tuition with our Pathways to Math Success assessments. Depending on your scores, you could earn up to 12 math credits – the equivalent of 4 courses – toward your degree for less than $50 per assessment.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.

Online Undergraduate Programs Per Course Per Credit Hour Annual Cost for 30 credits 
Degree/Certificates $960 $320 $9,600
Degree/Certificates
(U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty)
$675 $225 $6,750

Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.

Additional Costs
No Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)

Frequently Asked Questions

University Accreditation

Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.

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