May 29, 2024  
2024-25 Curriculum Guide 
    
2024-25 Curriculum Guide

Business Administration: Entrepreneurship, AS (BENR-AS)

Location(s): Capital, Gateway, Housatonic, Manchester, Middlesex, Quinebaug Valley


This 2024-25 Curriculum Guide is intended as a reference for Fall 2024 registration. The complete 2024-25 Academic Catalog will be finalized on July 1, 2024.

A focus on entrepreneurship is one option under the Business Administration parent degree.  The Entrepreneurship option prepares graduates with the tools necessary to develop and start their own business, grow their existing business or apply entrepreneurial skills to a corporate setting. Students also gain relevant knowledge to enhance their small business management skills.

Provides skills in accounting, ethics, finance, law, management, management information systems, and marketing which are needed to succeed in businesses from sole proprietorships through global corporations. This degree will prepare students to enter a variety of positions in business, start their own venture or continue to a bachelor’s degree program.

Business Administration Learning Outcomes:

In addition to the General Education learning outcomes, upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Describe and appraise the economic, political, regulatory, legal, technological, ethical and social contexts of organizations in a global society
  • Define and evaluate principles, techniques and major functions of management and business organizations.
  • Understand the U.S. legal system and be able to apply the principles to the legal environment in which organizations conduct business.
  • Understand, apply and evaluate marketing fundamentals to make tactical decisions to execute business strategy.
  • Develop and interpret financial statements using accounting and finance principles to make evidence- based decisions.
  • Apply quantitative and technical skills to analyze problems, formulate and develop solutions using appropriate technology, and effectively communicate results to stakeholders.

Entrepreneurship Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate relevant content knowledge in required core business disciplines (accounting, business law, management and organizational behavior, and marketing) and apply concepts in problem solving through identifying and evaluating alternative solutions and offering a well-supported conclusion.
  • Recognize proper business acumen and decorum in professional interactions; demonstrate appropriate interpersonal communication and presentation skills and demeanor; demonstrate the ability to use presentation and team interpersonal skills effectively in class presentations.
  • Recognize and respond thoughtfully to situations that present ethical dilemma, demonstrating the ability to identify ethical dilemmas and social responsibilities of business, an ability to confront ethical dilemmas, and apply ethical principles to business situations using concepts learned.
  • Apply concepts in core business disciplines and critical thinking skills to make sound financial decisions.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the interrelationships between accounting and business courses.
  • Recognize the vital role small business plays in the global economy. Develop and apply decision-making skills to strategic business planning.

Business Administration Program Core (24 credits)


Entrepreneurship Courses (15 Credits)


Total Credits: 60-62