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Entrepreneurship (BP/EP) Associate in Applied Science Degree

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

The Entrepreneurship AAS program is designed for students who are interested starting their own business or buying a small business or franchise. The course work will provide students with the innovation, management, marketing, communication and financial skills required to successfully start and run a small business. The program will also give students a solid background in the theory, process and practice of entrepreneurship. Courses for the program are delivered in a mix of classroom and online formats.

Award Outcomes

Solve business problems using critical thinking and decision making techniques.

Demonstrate interpersonal and team building skills.

Demonstrate oral and written communications skills.

Demonstrate professional and ethical behavior.

Apply marketing concepts and strategies to business decision making.

Apply management concepts to business problems.

Analyze business problems using financial tools and concepts.

Demonstrate innovative thinking in the development of business models, products and services.

Apply operations concepts to solving business problems.

Career Opportunities

Starting or buying a business, or managing a small business is a solid career option for students from a variety of technical and skill backgrounds. This occupational area complements any other certificate, diploma or degree. Entrepreneurs work in virtually every industry in the American economy: finance, real estate, insurance, health-care, manufacturing, construction, automotive and retail industries. In recent years, the allure of entrepreneurship has increased, with the results that more people than ever before are choosing to operate their own business. 600,000 – 800,000 new business are created in the US every year, and small businesses provide almost 50% of all private sector jobs in the US.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 45 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ACCT1000Introduction to Accounting

3

ACCT1135QuickBooks

3

ACCT1410Business Finance

3

BUSN1000Introduction to Business

3

BUSN1020Introduction to Selling

3

BUSN1100Supervision

3

BUSN1140Business Law

3

BUSN1200Managerial Communication

3

BUSN1510Entrepreneurship

3

BUSN2005Marketing Concepts and Strategies

4

BUSN2055Principles of Management

4

BUSN2075Digital Marketing

3

BUSN2085Small Business Operations

4

BUSN2100Capstone

3

General Education Required 15 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
COMM2130Public Speaking

3

 

ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

or

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

 

PHIL2100Critical Thinking

3

Choose any course from Goal 4 (Mathematical/Logical Reasoning) of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

3

Choose one of the following:

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
Any course from Goal 5 (History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences) or Goal 9 (Ethics and Civic Responsibility) of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

3

General Education Elective 0 Credits

Technical Studies Elective 0 Credits

Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 60

Semester Sequence

Offered at Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
BUSN1000Introduction to Business

3

BUSN1020Introduction to Selling

3

BUSN1100Supervision

3

COMM2130Public Speaking

3

ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

or

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

Total Credits  15

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ACCT1000Introduction to Accounting

3

BUSN1140Business Law

3

BUSN2005Marketing Concepts and Strategies

4

PHIL2100Critical Thinking

3

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 4

3

Total Credits  16

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ACCT1410Business Finance

3

BUSN1200Managerial Communication

3

BUSN1510Entrepreneurship

3

BUSN2055Principles of Management

4

BUSN2075Digital Marketing

3

Total Credits  16

Fourth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ACCT1135QuickBooks

3

BUSN2085Small Business Operations

4

BUSN2100Capstone

3

 

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 5

3

or

Choose three credits from MnTC Goal Area 9

3

Total Credits  13

MnTC Goal Area 4

A complete list of MnTC courses and Goal Areas that can be used to meet General Education requirements can be found at www.hennepintech.edu.  The same course cannot satisfy more than one MnTC Goal Area requirement.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MATH2050Applications of Quantitative Reasoning

3

MATH2150Introduction to Statistics

3

MATH2200College Algebra

4

MATH2250Precalculus with Trigonometry

5

MATH2300Calculus I

5

PHIL2000Introduction to Logic

3

MnTC Goal Area 5

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ECON2100Consumer Economics

3

ECON2200Principles of Microeconomics

3

ECON2300Principles of Macroeconomics

3

PSYC2300General Psychology

3

PSYC2310Psychology Throughout the Lifespan

3

PSYC2320Psychology of Living in the 21st Century

3

PSYC2330Abnormal Psychology

3

SOCI2000Marriage and Family

3

SOCI2100Introduction to Sociology

3

SOCI2130Food, Culture and Society

3

SOCI2200Racial and Ethnic Relations

3

MnTC Goal Area 9

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ECON2200Principles of Microeconomics

3

PHIL2200Ethics

3

PHIL2400Medical Ethics

4

PHIL2600Environmental Ethics

3

Graduation (60 credits)

This academic planning guide is a tool meant for students to discuss their schedule each semester with their faculty advisor. Some courses may be offered only once per year and only on one campus.

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.

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