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Entrepreneurship

Associate Degree Program

Have you always wanted to own your own business?  Successful graduates of the Entrepreneurship Program will possess the skills and knowledge to transform innovation into a commercial product or service. You will develop a comprehensive understanding of entrepreneurship by learning the fundamentals of starting and operating your own business, and you will build connections with the people, programs, and services that entrepreneurs need.

This program is offered at the Dover, Georgetown, and Wilmington Campuses.

What You Can Do

In this program, you will gain the knowledge and skills to prepare you to:

  • Demonstrate entrepreneurial leadership characteristics.
  • Conduct market analysis and opportunity assessment.
  • Perform risk assessment and select risk management strategies.
  • Articulate a business vision and plan that demonstrates value to the marketplace and the investor.
  • Plan capital formation to fund business start-up and operation.
  • Utilize effective marketing, advertising, and customer strategies.
  • Integrate personal, professional, ethical and legal standards into business decision-making.
  • Transform innovation into a product or service with sustainable commercial potential.
What You Will Learn

Program Graduate Competencies

The Program Graduate Competencies listed below identify the major learning goals related to your specific program of study and identify the knowledge and skills you will have when you graduate to be successful in your chosen field.

  1. Demonstrate entrepreneurial leadership characteristics.
  2. Conduct market analysis and opportunity assessment.
  3. Perform risk assessment and select risk management strategies.
  4. Articulate a business vision and plan that demonstrates value to the marketplace and the investor.
  5. Plan capital formation to fund business start-up and operation.
  6. Utilize effective marketing, advertising, and customer strategies.
  7. Integrate personal, professional, ethical and legal standards into business decision-making.
  8. Transform innovation into a product or service with sustainable commercial potential.

Core Curriculum Competencies

The Core Curriculum Competencies listed below identify what you, as an associate degree graduate, will be able to do upon completion of your degree, regardless of your major. You will acquire these core competencies through your general education courses (i.e. English, math, etc.) and your program of study courses.

  1. Communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.
  2. Demonstrate effective problem solving and reasoning skills.
  3. Work effectively in groups of people from diverse backgrounds.
  4. Demonstrate ethical and professional understanding and conduct.
  5. Apply appropriate information literacy skills to locate, evaluate and use information effectively.
  6. Use computer technology appropriate to the field.
  7. Use scientific and mathematical reasoning appropriate to the technology.

Pursuing a Bachelor's Degree?

This is a Connected Degree program that enables you to complete your associate degree and then transfer to a four-year degree program as a junior. See a program advisor for details!