Online Entrepreneurism Degree Overview
More so than ever, today’s business environment is demanding leaders who have an entrepreneurial spirit and e-business skills. 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.
E-Business & Entrepreneurship Curriculum
The 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.
EXPECTED Learning OUTCOMES
The expected outcomes of graduates of the Entrepreneurism program include the ability to:
- Comprehend how leadership, integrity and ethical behavior create a “value added” dimension to an organization as issues and challenges are addressed.
- Develop practical business and organizational start-up skills.
- Acquire the skills necessary to use e-businesses technology to both deal with risks and acquire profits.
- Understand low cost financial forecasting models, application techniques for capital and operational budgeting, and how to use financial statements for small business success.
- Understand how to use small business management techniques and key business indicators in order to prepare a high impact business plan.
POSSIBLE CAREER OUTCOMES in Entrepreneurism
Students completing the inSPIRE Online Entrepreneurism 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. Here are a few potential career opportunities.
Business Finance Consultant
Business Planning Consultant
Business Planning Manager
Economic Employment Consultant
Economic Employment Manager
Entrepreneurship Development Manager
Entrepreneurship Development Consultant
Small Business Consulting
Small Business Owner
Small Enterprise Management
Small Enterprise Management Consulting
Mark K. Gettle PhD CSP MBA
Chair, Management & Leadership Major
Instructor for inSPIRE Programs Management
& Leadership, and Psychology
Class of 2009
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