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Entrepreneurship Degree Online BS in Business Administration Concentration

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Register By: October 22 Classes Start: October 24

Build Your Own Business with an Online Degree

  • $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

Small businesses are thriving. In fact, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), small businesses make up almost half of the private workforce in this country.1 By earning your Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business Administration degree with a concentration in Entrepreneurship, you could become a proud small business owner too.

With courses focused on small business management and hands-on experiential learning opportunities, you'll leave this program with the knowledge, skill and confidence to turn your great idea into a thriving business venture.

The entrepreneurship concentration was developed in cooperation with experienced business professionals to provide relevant and real-world scenarios for you to learn from. Throughout your coursework, you'll dive deeper into every aspect of a successful business - from market research and opening day to daily operations and management principles.

If you're ready to learn what it takes to become an entrepreneur, this degree program could be the right fit for you.

Career Outlook

There's nothing 'small' about starting your own small business. On the contrary, it's a massive undertaking that requires a strong skill set and a deep understanding of running a business. Fortunately, the online BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship program is a great way to develop those necessary tools.

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.

Another upside to consider 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.

With such a long list of benefits, it's no wonder that as of 2020, there were 31.7 million small businesses in the U.S., generating 1.6 million new jobs.1

Beyond just contributing to the overall health of our economy, small businesses can also have a profound impact on diversity within the workforce and in providing opportunities to all communities - not just a select few. As of 2020, there were 5.2 million self-employed minorities in the U.S.1 As Zig Ziglar said, "You don’t build a business. You build people, and people build the business."2 Any business, large or small, has the social responsibility to build teams that represent the ideas, thoughts and emotions of the audience they serve. As an entrepreneur, you can make a difference in your career and your community.

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.

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.

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 online business degree 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.

Jennifer Wysock with the text Jennifer WysockAs the owner of a 365-acre farm, the ability to balance school, work and family was what set SNHU apart from other programs for Jennifer Wysocki '21. "I am so proud of myself for being a full time mom, homeschool teacher to my two middle schoolers, owner and operator of our farm (Royal Crest Farm) and full time student who was just invited to National Honor Society," said Wysocki.

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 as an employee in any business situation that requires working with customers, hiring and managing employees, reviewing data and optimizing practices to help businesses succeed.

"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: Business programs require learners to complete the business core program, which includes a variety of business-specific courses. This program focuses on foundational business skills and competencies to prepare you for success in a variety of business disciplines.
  • 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

As a private, nonprofit university, we’re committed to making college more accessible by making it more affordable. That’s why we offer some of the lowest online tuition rates in the nation.

We also 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. *Note: students receiving this rate are not eligible for additional discounts.

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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