Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is the lifeblood of our market economy. Current estimates are that 80% of new jobs are created by small businesses. This program is designed to provide graduates with the information and skills they will need to create, start and manage their own businesses. This degree will assist students intending to establish their own businesses in a variety of fields such as retail, wholesale, construction, manufacturing, consulting and the entire service industry.

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Self-employment is not the only option for our graduates. This degree will provide a thorough overview of business which will be necessary for success in a wide variety of industries in the business world.

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Program Chair

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Tim McCabe

Professor, Economics/Business

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Transfer Options

Although the Entrepreneurship A.A.S. degree is not primarily designed for transfer, graduates do have the opportunity to continue their education at four year colleges and universities. Past graduates seeking transfer have successfully continued their studies at Wells College and at Boston University.

Degree Requirements

A.A.S.
Minimum Credits for Graduation: 62 credits

Fall Term 1

Minimum Total Semester Credits: 15
BUAD103, Entrepreneurship I, 3 cr.
A minimum grade of C is required in BUAD 103.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
CAPS121, Introduction to Spreadsheets, 1 cr.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
CAPS131, Introduction to Databases, 1 cr.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
ENGL100, Academic Writing I, 3 cr.
A student exempted from ENGL 100 must substitute a 3-credit Liberal Arts Elective. The course should be selected in consultation with the student's advisor. A minimum grade of C is required in ENGL 100.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
Choose one from the courses listed below:
Minimum credits required: 3
MATH109, Statistical Literacy Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
MATH120, College Algebra Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
MATH138, Precalculus Mathematics Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
MATH200, Statistics Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
MATH201, Calculus I Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
Select a minimum of 1 credit from the courses listed below:
CAPS@
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Spring Term 1

Minimum Total Semester Credits: 16
ACCT101, Principles of Accounting I, 4 cr.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
BUAD108, Sales and Sales Management, 3 cr.
A minimum grade of C is required in BUAD 108.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
ENGL101, Academic Writing II, 3 cr.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
Choose one from the courses listed below:
Minimum credits required: 3
ECON120, Principles of Microeconomics Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
ECON121, Principles of Macroeconomics Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
A SUNY GEN ED Natural Sciences course, or ENVS 102 - Technology and the Environment, is recommended.
ASTR@
BIOL@
CHEM@
CSCI@
ENVS101, Introduction to Environmental Science, 3 cr.
ENVS102, Technology and the Environment, 3 cr.
ENVS116, Soil Science, 3 cr.
ENVS141, Agroecology, 3 cr.
ENVS202, Integrated Pest Management, 3 cr.
GEOL@
METR@
PHSC@
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Fall Term 2

Minimum Total Semester Credits: 16
ACCT102, Principles of Accounting II, 4 cr.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
BUAD201, Business Law I, 3 cr.
A minimum grade of C is required in BUAD 201.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
BUAD207, Entrepreneurship II, 3 cr.
A minimum grade of C is required in BUAD 207. BUAD 207 is only offered in the Fall semester. It is also occasionally offered in the Summer.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
BUAD208, Principles of Management, 3 cr.
A minimum grade of C is required in BUAD 208.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
Choose one from the courses listed below:
Minimum credits required: 3
ENGL201, Fundamentals of Speech Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi
ENGL204, Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi

Spring Term 2

Minimum Total Semester Credits: 15
BUAD204, Principles of Marketing, 3 cr.
A minimum grade of C is required in BUAD 204.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
BUAD212, Quality Customer Service, 3 cr.
A minimum grade of C is required in BUAD 212.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
BUAD264, Entrepreneurial Internship, 3 cr.
A minimum grade of C is required in BUAD 264.
Schedule: Sp, Su, Fa, Wi 
Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
If a BUAD Elective is chosen, a minimum grade of C is required.
ACCT@
BUAD@
ECON@
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Select a minimum of 3 credits from the courses listed below:
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SUNY General Education & Tompkins Cortland Liberal Arts courses

Note: The @ symbol represents any course number or discipline. For example, BIOL @ means any course with a Biology course prefix. An @ alone means one course in any course discipline with any course number.