May 25, 2018  
NIACC Catalog 2018-2019 
  
NIACC Catalog 2018-2019

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, A.A.S.


Want to make a million dollars, be the next Bill Gates, or be your own boss? The Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management program provides students with an understanding of the many facets of entrepreneurship. Students will learn the process of identifying a business opportunity and developing an organization to establish a new venture. The curriculum will provide students with the proper tools to evaluate the feasibility of a new venture and to identify the available resources for assisting an entrepreneur during the start-up phase of the business.

Career Opportunities

  • By taking entrepreneurial courses, you will become a motivated and valued employee, captain, leader, owner, or boss that understands how to take a problem and turn it into an opportunity.
  • Learn the ABC’s of starting and managing your own business.
  • Understand the difference between a good idea and a real business opportunity.
  • Knowing the basics of starting a company creates both value and experience that will be used throughout your career, despite the area of interest.

Upon successful completion of the Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management curriculum with a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or higher, the student is awarded an Associate in Applied Science Degree. With a few additional courses, a student can also earn an Associate in Arts Degree; assistance from a NIACC counselor is advised to ensure proper course curricula.

Required Courses/Suggested Schedule


First Year


Second Year


Total Program Hours: 60 s.h.


+If you anticipate achieving a two-year degree, enroll in a Business Elective your first year and BUS - 162 Workplace Professionalism  your second year, preferably the Fourth Term.