Entrepreneurship & Small Business
The Associate in Science degree in Entrepreneurship and Small Business prepares graduates for the competitive small business environment as America's economy continues to be driven by the successful management of those running small businesses. This program is ideal for those students who have aspirations of opening their own business or eventually running a family business.
You Will Learn
This degree program will help students gain knowledge and background in marketing, finance, computer applications, accounting, sales and promotion, and management.
- Plan, prepare and deliver written and oral reports and presentations
- Plan, organize and execute a management-level assignment
- Prepare a small business bank loan package
- Understand elements of small business marketing including strategic planning, communication and customer relations
As a career-oriented college and as an addition to our hands-on curriculum, Central Penn requires all students to complete an internship as a part of their academic program. This opportunity allows students to participate and experience their future careers in the real world. Internships are 180 hours in length and may include a research project tailored to the individual's career path.
Continuing Education and online students complete a capstone course in place of the traditional internship. This can be done at both the associate and bachelor degree level. This course requires an extensive research project and paper related to the students chosen career path.
- Chief Executives
- Chief Sustainability Officers
- General and Operational Managers
Graduate Success Rate
Based on our most recent One-Year Graduate Survey, 82.9% of Central Penn graduates were employed in their chosen field or continuing their education within one year of graduation.
Middle States Accreditation
Central Penn College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (Ph: 267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
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