Online Entrepreneur Degree

More so than ever, today’s business environment is demanding leaders who have an entrepreneurial spirit and e-business skills. As an entrepreneur, knowing how to launch and run a successful business requires a skill-set of proven business strategies in staffing, business planning, e-business and Internet marketing, budgeting, finance, and franchising. This major emphasizes techniques for effective communications and will give students a roadmap to launch, implement new products and services, and manage the operation all within an ethical environment and in today’s e-business context.


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Why an Entrepreneur Degree from Bluefield College?

Specialized business programs are becoming more common in collegiate education today; many accredited colleges offer personalized MBA’s and graduate degrees. However, there is a difference between a standard business degree and an entrepreneur degree, not unlike the difference between being the owner or manager of a company and being an entrepreneur.

Bluefield's online degree program in Entrepreneurism fosters imagination and inspires an entrepreneurial spirit—one that enables students to not only discover innovative solutions to global challenges but also implement them. It’s not only what students learn but also how they learn that will set them apart. In addition to studying both technical and business languages, students work on real-world projects, getting hands-on, practical experience that is immediately applicable. The faculty possess excellent academic credentials and diverse experience in small businesses, government, and major corporations. The Entrepreneurism degree is a great platform for pursuing graduate academic and professional work.

The traditional view of an entrepreneurship is changing. It is no longer just pulling yourself up by your bootstraps and creating something out of nothing, with no specialized training or education. Now, more and more future entrepreneurs are getting their degree, helping them gain valuable insights from professors and experts on management, business, finance and operations. An entrepreneurial degree isn’t just a plaque on your wall. These programs help upcoming business owners and entrepreneurs navigate the business world with access to a plethora of information and personal interaction with experts in many different fields. For instance, if you are in need of help launching your business, you can likely find professors and possible mentors that can give you the information and guidance you need.


The expected outcomes of graduates of the Entrepreneurism program include the ability to:

  1. Comprehend how leadership, integrity and ethical behavior create a “value added” dimension to an organization as issues and challenges are addressed.
  2. Develop practical business and organizational start-up skills.
  3. Acquire the skills necessary to use e-businesses technology to both deal with risks and acquire profits.
  4. Understand low cost financial forecasting models, application techniques for capital and operational budgeting, and how to use financial statements for small business success.
  5. Understand how to use small business management techniques and key business indicators in order to prepare a high impact business plan. 


Students completing the online Entrepreneur degree program will obtain a high level of knowledge and professional skills that could lead to a number of different professions within the Entrepreneurism and e-Commerce industry.

Career Opportunities

  • Business Planning Manager
  • Economic Employment Consultant
  • Economic Employment Manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Small Enterprise Management
  • Small Business Owner

Contact Information

Contact Mark Gettle, PhD CSP MBA, for more information on Bluefield College's Online Entrepreneur Degree

Dr. Mark Gettle
Associate Professor, Psychology and Management & Leadership; Department Chair, Human Services, Management & Leadership, and Entrepreneurism





Heather Williams

Class of 2009

"I honestly believe, I would not have learned as much if I had chosen another school. I feel Bluefield is absolutely the best choice, and I will continue to recommend it to everyone!

I will never be able to thank you enough for all of your support this past year…. when you know you have your professors cheering you, it makes such a huge difference."


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