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Entrepreneurship Option

Associate in Science -  Business Administration Department

The information below applies to students entering the program in fall 2017 and spring 2018. For the most accurate program requirements for your catalog year, please log in to BHCC Self Service to review your specific program requirements. Any questions? Prospective students should go to bhcc.edu/admissions and contact an admissions counselor. Current students should stop by or contact the LifeMap Commons on the Charlestown Campus - E-Building, Room E-235; Phone 617-228-2230 or email academicadvising@bhcc.mass.edu from your BHCC email.
Course Title Course Number Semester Taken Credits Prerequisites
College Writing I ENG111 3 ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
College Writing II ENG112 3 ENG111
Individual and Society MAN112 satisfies Area 2 3 ESL098 and ESL099 or RDG095 and ENG090 or placement
World View ECO201 or ECO202 satisfies Area 3 3 MAT097 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
Quantitative Thought MAT173 or MAT181 or MAT231 satisfies Area 4 3 or 4 Prerequisite for MAT173: MAT097 or placement; prerequisite for MAT181: MAT097 or MAT098 or placement; prerequisite for MAT231: MAT194 or placement
Science and Technology From Area 5 4
Humanities From Area 6 3
Introduction to Business BUS101 satisfies Learning Communities requirement. See note* 3 ENG090 and RGD095 or ESL098 and ESL099 or placement.
Applications/Concepts CIT110 3 ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
Decision Support using MS Excel CIT234 3 CIT110 or CIT113 or CIT120 or Chair approval
Principles of Management MAN111 3 ESL098 and ESL099 or ENG090 and RDG095 or placement
Principles of Marketing MAN105 3 ESL098 and ESL099 or RDG095 and ENG090 or placement
Principles of Accounting I ACC101 3 ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
Principles of Accounting II or Accounting Information Systems ACC102 or ACC105 3 ACC101
Business Law I BUS201 3 ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
Introduction to Entrepreneurship MAN107 3 ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
Entrepreneurship and Innovation MAN204 Spring 3 MAN107 or Instructor permission
Small Business Management MAN207 3 ACC102 or ACC105 and MAN111 and MAN105 or Chair approval
Professional Communication BUS207 3 ENG111
Business Internship or Learn and Earn Business Internship or Management Seminar MAN299 or INT299B or MAN201 3 Chair approval
Total Credits 61-62
Last Modified Date: April 5, 2017

Additional Information

Division: Professional Studies

Department: Business Administration

Degree Type: Associate in Science

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*Note: Students who have already taken an LCS course should consult Department Chair or Division Dean.

Option Overview

This option allows individuals to learn entrepreneurial skills and build on their own capabilities while earning a college degree. Students will be able to transfer credit for courses to four-year colleges with entrepreneurial programs. Students learn business skills that could be combined with their specialized skills to create opportunities for self-employment or for career advancement and career mobility.

Career Outlook

This option prepares graduates to start and manage a small business, and to move into management and supervisory positions.

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Analyze viability of opportunities from various points of view.
  • Understand the leadership skills and personal characteristics needed for success in starting and managing a small business.
  • Develop and implement a business plan.
  • Prepare a set of financial statements for a service, merchandising or manufacturing business that is structured as a sole proprietorship, partnership or a corporation.
  • Analyze a set of financial statements to determine strengths or weaknesses of the business.
  • Understand the basic principles of business law, contracts and agency, intellectual property and product liability.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in computer applications as required to operate and manage a small business.
  • Examine management theory and practice, and explain basic business methodology and management issues.
  • Be able to identify and analyze the marketing strategies of an organization that can be used to advance its mission.
  • Understand the techniques useful in achieving the full potential from limited resources and improving productivity
  • and effectiveness.