What is the Difference between a Business Management and an Entrepreneurship Degree?

From anthropology to zoology, the choices you have for selecting a college degree program does not always come easy. For students interested in a career in the world of business the choices can sometimes be even less clear. While identifying the differences between studying humanities or animal biology typically isn’t a difficult choice, the choice between business management and entrepreneurship certainly can be.

The ability to identify key differences between these business programs will help you determine which degree program will best fit you.

You may believe business management and entrepreneurship have similar courses, but at Rasmussen College they share only two common upper level course titles: Statistics for Business and Strategic Management. Consider looking at the specific courses within each degree program to find the right one for you.

Business Management courses provide you with the necessary knowledge to understand how a business operates. That includes strategic planning, and how to lead and manage a team of individuals toward a business goal.

Examples of Business Management Courses:

  • Managing a Diverse Workforce
  • International Business
  • Advanced Principles of Marketing
  • Risk Management
  • Contemporary Leadership Challenges
  • Organizational Behavior Analysis

Entrepreneurship courses teach students the ins and outs of understanding how to operate, grow, and manage your business from the ground up. They also help you become a self-starter bringing ideas to life within an organization.

Examples of Entrepreneurship Courses:

  • Becoming an Entrepreneur
  • Business Innovation: Best Practices in Business Development
  • Managing and Growing a Sustainable Organization
  • Funding a New Business
  • Sales and Marketing for New Business Ventures
  • Law, Ethics, and Entrepreneurship

During your research you may find both degree programs will enable you to work in the world of business even with their distinct differences.

While determining which program is right for you, remember both degrees offer flexibility upon graduation. You may find professionals with a business management degree may end up operating their own business and those with an entrepreneurship degree may go on to manage a business.

Identifying the difference between a business management and entrepreneurship degree program is going to be different for everyone. You may find earning a degree in entrepreneurship is best for you as you look to lead your business or maybe you should be an Intrapreneur and lead from within an organization via a business management degree.

The choice is yours.

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