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Entrepreneurship Degree Online BS in Business Administration Concentration

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Register By: February 25 Classes Start: February 27

Build Your Own Business with an Online Degree

  • $320/credit (120 credits)
  • Learn to create and manage your own small business
  • Accredited by the 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.

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What You'll Learn

  • Broad business principles
  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Leadership practices
  • Market research

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How You'll Learn

At SNHU, you'll get support from day 1 to graduation and beyond. And with no set class times, 24/7 access to the online classroom, and helpful learning resources along the way, you'll have everything you need to reach your goals.

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 2022, there were 33.2 million small businesses in the U.S.1

Job Growth and Salary

Business roles should expect to see growth similar to the average of all occupations across the U.S.3

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Job Growth

Business and financial occupations are projected to grow 7% through 2031, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.3

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Salary

Within the business and financial industry, the median annual wage was $76,570 in May 2021 – much higher than the median wages for all occupations.3

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 2022, there were 9.7 million businesses owned by minorities in the U.S.1 As Zig Ziglar, an American author, salesman, and motivational speaker, 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.

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Bernice BainDr. Bernice Bain, associate dean

"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."

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 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.

Jennifer Wysock with the text Jennifer Wysock

In this online business degree program, so you can be ready to turn your passion into a profit.

As 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.

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 10 core competencies to prepare you for success wherever you go.

General Education

All bachelor's students are required to take general education classes. 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

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. For additional information, or to register for a Pathways to Math Success assessment, contact your admission counselor or academic advisor today.

University Accreditation

New England Commission of Higher Education 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.

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)

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