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Entrepreneurship Associate in Applied Science Degree
Entrepreneurship Certificate

Program Overview

Entrepreneurship and small business play a key role in the U.S. economy by providing jobs to a large segment of the workforce. Many people dream of owning their own business for financial and professional independence, as well as the pride of ownership.​

Learn how to develop, maintain and grow a business, and explore entrepreneurial concepts and processes that apply to both start-up and well-established enterprises. Learn how to analyze how an organization contributes to society and how entrepreneurship and commercial activities affect the environment. Topics such as market opportunity, product developmen​t, intellectual property, and commercialization will also be explored.

The Entrepreneurship Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree program includes courses in core business functions that are key components for becoming a business professional, including areas in accounting, marketing and management. In this degree program students will learn how to develop, maintain and grow their own business; explore entrepreneurial concepts and processes that apply to both start-up and well-established enterprises, with an innovative focus and an entrepreneurial spirit.

The Entrepreneurship Certificate program focuses on the essentials of entreprenueurship and small business management, and provides students with a basic understanding of how to start and market an entrepreneurship/small business operation.

Program Delivery Methods
Hybrid, online and traditional in-class courses on Saint Paul College campus, St. Paul, MN​

What You'll Learn

  • ​​Marketing plan development, public relations, advertising, sales promotion and other core marketing concepts 
  • Key business communication technology 
  • Fundamental management concepts and principles 
  • Legal principles of business, including basic laws, contracts, dispute resolution and rights and responsibilities of the business community 
  • Economic, international business, business ethics, accounting and financial principles​

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Program Details

  • Program Requirements

    Program Requirements Guides
    View the Program Requirement Guide to learn about Minimum Program Entry Requirements, Recommended Course Sequence and Program Outcomes:

    General Education/MnTC Requirements
    The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) is the general education curriculum for the Minnesota State system. Choose MnTC courses according to the requirements listed on your Program Requirements Guide. Refer to the MnTC course list for each Goal Area:

    Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) list.pdf

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  • Career Settings

    • ​Your own business 
    • All businesses and industries

  • Transfer Pathways

    ​Saint Paul College has transfer articulation agreements between the following program and post-secondary institutions for the baccalaureate degree programs listed below. For more information please contact a transfer specialist or go to ​​​

    Entrepreneurship AAS Degree 

    • BS Applied Organizational Studies, Minnesota State University-Mankato 
    • BS Business Administration, Saint Mary's University-Twin Cities Campus

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  • Additional Benefits

    • ​Choice of Entrepreneurship or Marketing emphasis. 
    • Classes can be transferred to a bachelor’s degree at a four year institution. 
    • Upgrade current leadership and innovative skills to increase opportunities for success in a current or new entrepreneurship enterprise.​

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​ACBSP Accredited
Accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs for meeting the rigorous educational standards established by the ACBSP.​​​

Business Department Mission
The mission of the Business Department at Saint Paul College is to sustain the College mission by providing quality, lifelong business education supported by technology for a diverse, metropolitan student population.​

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