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Entrepreneurship & Small Business Program

Every small business will give you an entrepreneurial way of looking at things. The small business attitude is you always find a way to make it work. - Hamdi Ulukaya, Chobani Inc. Founder and 2012 recipient of National Entrepreneurial Success of the Year Award

What is Entrepreneurship and Small Business?

Most every business starts out small and in the spirit of entrepreneurship. To be an entrepreneur is to respond in an innovative way to change and/or opportunity with the launching of a new business or enterprise. Since entrepreneurship is often a solo venture, there is an element of risk involved. But there is also potential for incredible success. Consider Pam Turkin, who started experimenting with cupcake recipes in her Farmington Hills kitchen six years ago and now employs nearly 50 bakers at 20 Just Baked locations in Michigan and Ohio.

The Entrepreneurship and Small Business Program at Macomb

Macomb’s Entrepreneurship and Small Business Program can show you how to start your own business, including researching the feasibility, securing the necessary financial resources and pursuing global opportunities. You will gain a comprehensive knowledge of accounting, management and marketing procedures, as well as a good handle on information technology, as you develop a solid plan for launching your business.

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Courses at Macomb

In the Entrepreneurship and Small Business Program at Macomb, you will have the opportunity to take a variety of courses specific to your selected major, including:

  • Business Enterprise
  • Accounting for Entrepreneurs
  • Principles of Accounting
  • Computer and Information Processing Principles
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Business Law
  • Business Communications
  • Entrepreneurship Fundamentals
  • Small Business Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
  • Franchising Fundamentals
  • Corporate Responsibility
  • Introduction to Web Programming
  • Search Engine Optimization for the Web
  • E-Marketing
  • Professional Selling
  • Dynamics of Retailing
  • Consumer Behavior

Career Opportunities with an Associate of Business Administration Degree or Certificate or Skill Specific Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Small Business

With an Associate of Business Administration (ABA) Degree or Certificate or Skill Specific Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Small Business from Macomb, you will be qualified for positions that include business owner, general and operations manager, and manager.

Transfer Pathways to a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration

The credits earned in Macomb’s Entrepreneurship and Small Business Program transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan.

If you intend to transfer and pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (BBA), speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.

Occupational Certificate in Business

Macomb’s Workforce and Continuing Education Department offers certificate programs in business that may be earned in six months or less. These can provide you with a gateway into a business career and the option of earning a salary in a business-related position while you pursue further education, training and/or certification in entrepreneurship or business administration.

How do I find out more about Macomb’s Entrepreneurship and Small Business Program?

For more information on the Entrepreneurship and Small Business Program at Macomb, contact the Entrepreneurship and Small Business Program advisors: Professor Patrick Greek, 586.286.2253, or Professor Robert James, 586.498.4012.

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