Program Details

Our Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a specialization in Entrepreneurship combines core courses in business fundamentals with in-depth study of entrepreneurial principles, concepts, employment law and budgeting. At the same time, you can develop key managerial skills such as team leadership and management tactics.

You Can Learn How to:

  • Examine the legal environment and various challenges of managing modern organizations
  • Explore the main responsibilities of a manager or supervisor are to lead their teams and provide the motivation and skills needed to achieve organizational goals
  • Learn negotiation tactics and strategy, how to build ethical work environments and legal compliance
  • Understand contracting and procurement activities within a global supply supply-chain organization
  • Recognize the social implications and use and evaluation of common microcomputer software packages

General Education

BUSN 125 Applied Business Mathematics


COMP 101 Introduction to Computers


COMP 102 Introduction to Computers Lab


ECON 220 Microeconomics


ECON 224 Macroeconomics


ENGL 106 English Composition I


ENGL 107 English Composition II


HUMA 205 Art Appreciation


HUMA 215 Topics in Cultural Studies


PRES 111 Presentation Essentials




SCIE 206 Biology


SCIE 207 Biology Lab


SCIE 210 Environmental Science


SCIE 211 Environmental Science Lab


General Education Electives (1)


Total Credit Hours: 58.5


General Electives

A combination of 8 electives dependent on Program

Total Credit Hours: 36

Students enrolled in the Fashion Marketing Specialization Option are required to take: FASH 212, Historical and Contextual Studies, in place of HUMA 205 Art Appreciation; and FASH 209, Fashion Cycle, in place of one General Elective.

Lower Division Core

ACCT 205 Principles of Accounting I


BUSN 105 Introduction to Business


BUSN 150 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business


MKTG 205 Principles of Marketing


Total Credit Hours: 18

Upper Division Core

ACCT 310 Managerial Accounting


BUSN 311 Quantitative Methods and Analysis


FINA 310 Financial Management


MGMT 310 Management and Leadership of Organizations


MGMT 315 Survey of Human Resource Management


MGMT 305 Management Information Systems


Total Credit Hours: 27



ACCT 430 Taxation


FINA 425 Budgeting


MGMT 340 Building Teams and Resolving Conflict


MGMT 402 Employment and Labor Law


MGMT 412 Project Management


MGMT 422 Advanced Entrepreneurship


MGMT 440 Managing Project Risks and Opportunities


MGMT 444 Team Leadership


MGMT 499 Program Capstone


Why Entrepreneurship

There are millions of small businesses in the U.S.—and thousands more get started each month.1

It’s not easy to launch a business and make it a success. That’s why if you plan to go the way of an entrepreneur, you need to lay the groundwork, learn the ropes, and be diligent and methodical about your decisions.The good news is that earning an online business degree can help develop and hone the skills you need.

Key Skills for Entrepreneurs

Instincts are key, but they need to be backed up by specialized coursework focused on your area of interest. AIU’s entrepreneurship program covers the fundamentals of not just starting but running and growing a business effectively, such as:

  • Marketing
  • Team leadership
  • Budget management
  • Purchasing
  • Human-resource management
  • Capitalization and investment
  • Technology management
  • Business law

Entrepreneurship Development

As an entrepreneur, you’re a leader. As such, you’ll need to rally employees during good times and bad, while making quick, decisive, informed decisions, ones that are pragmatic and not just based on your gut. These should draw on both your experience and your education. Studying entrepreneurship could provide many opportunities to interact with peers, hear their ideas, solve problems creatively, and practice handling the sorts of situations likely to arise in running a business.

Increase Earning Potential

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, people who have a bachelor's degree earn 68% more per week than those with a high school diploma alone.2

Grow Your Network

A support network is vital to starting and growing a business, according to the Small Business Administration (SBA) . The staggering amount of decisions and daily tasks that go into starting your own business, particularly in those first months, call for a supportive network, per the SBA.

A strong alumni connection is an excellent resource. Alumni who have forged successful business can provide ample mentorship and direction when you're just starting out, as well as tips and resources for getting off the ground.


2Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, "Earnings and Unemployment Rates by Educational Attainment, 2015" on the Internet at (visited 4/3/2016 ); These are national projections covering all levels of experience; conditions in your area may be different.

Some Courses You'll Take

At AIU, more of your program courses will be focused on this specialization than at other similar schools. For a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Entrepreneurship, your classes can include:

  • Building Teams and Resolving Conflict

    This course examines principles of team building and conflict resolution. Methods of building cohesive teams and diffusing confrontation will be discu...

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  • Advanced Entrepreneurship

    In this course, students will learn to effectively organize, develop, create, and manage a business. The main objective of the course is to experience...

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  • Managerial Accounting

    This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the role of accounting information in support of decision making and planning thr...

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Course content subject to change


AIU’s business administration degree programs with all their specializations, except for Technology Management and Fashion Marketing, are programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The Bachelor of Accounting, Master of Accounting, Bachelor of Healthcare Management and Master of Healthcare Management degree programs are not accredited by ACBSP.

Receive College Credit for Your Past Training and Experience

Download our transfer credit guide to see how school and work experiences could save you money.

Transfer up to 75% of your qualifying credits, which can lead to major tuition savings and allow you to graduate in as little as 9 months.

Receive college credit for previous work or military experience that relates to your degree program.

Nearly half of all AIU students earned transfer credit based for previous work, military or educational experience.

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