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Entrepreneurship Bachelor’s Degree and Certificate

Our Entrepreneurship Bachelor’s degree and Certificate curriculum provides fully online courses taught by successful entrepreneurs who incorporate their first-hand insight about developing a successful business, including creating a business idea, writing a human resources/staffing plan, and forming a business launch and operations plan from start to finish.

As a part of our AcceleratED program, our Entrepreneurship Bachelor’s degree is available fully online and can be completed in as little as 18 months through six-week courses and our competitive transfer policies, which allow you to transfer your previous college credit—regardless of your previous area of study. In as little as eight months, you can graduate with your Entrepreneurship Certificate.*

Earn Your Entrepreneurship Bachelor's Degree in as Little as 18 Months

Bachelor's Degree

Our coursework focuses on four areas of study designed to help you start a new business, elevate your current business, and execute your ideas with an entrepreneurial mindset:

  1. Planning For Success
  2. Bringing Your Ideas to Life
  3. Building and Managing a Successful Enterprise
  4. Driving Business Growth

Through case studies, first-hand accounts from some of today's most successful entrepreneurs, and success strategies from faculty members who are seasoned business owners, your Entrepreneurship Bachelor's degree prepares you with the relevant skills you need to become a successful entrepreneur in today's market.


Our Entrepreneurship Certificate is designed for Associate's degree holders and can be completed fully online in about eight months.*

As a Certificate student, your coursework focuses on building a solid foundation to apply entrepreneurial thinking and processes to start a new business, elevate your current business, or execute your ideas within your company or organization, including:

  • Building a business plan
  • Analyzing opportunities for new products and services
  • Leveraging technology to optimize the entrepreneurial process

You also learn strategies and tactics to inspire others while building a sustainable business environment and to effectively communicate with stakeholders across all departments.

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Program Highlights
  • Earn your Bachelor's degree in as little as 18 months*
  • Competitively priced tuition at $260 per credit*
  • Market-relevant courses led by seasoned business owners
  • Advanced curriculum on key business concepts

Entrepreneurship Bachelor’s Degree Courses

Our Entrepreneurship Bachelor’s degree courses provide the knowledge and practical and relevant skills needed to run a successful business in today’s competitive market. If you are a current business owner, you can apply your coursework and assignments directly to your business.

  • Weekly synchronous live sessions
  • Drive decisions through data
  • Examine and evaluate product lifecycles
  • Emphasis on risk mitigation

Sample Course List

Business Innovation: Best Practices in New Business Development
Students will explore sources of creativity and innovation and how to use them to brainstorm new business ideas. Techniques to inspire creativity, harness market and customer insights, and identify winning business ideas will be examined. Students will develop methods of critical thinking and assessment to identify new business opportunities and assess concept viability. Students will gain the knowledge needed to begin a business plan.
Evaluating New Business Opportunities
The purpose of this course is to review new business opportunities for entrepreneurs and to design a tool for evaluating these opportunities. Students will use this tool to apply the criteria to their new business, product, or service, and create a business strategy for the new venture. Key obstacles to the success of new business will be analyzed and students will create plans to mitigate the risks of those obstacles.
Funding a New Business
Funding new ventures is a critical process that requires both creativity and business acumen. In this course, students will develop the skills to analyze the financial value of a startup business idea and develop the skills to successfully pitch a new idea to gain funding. Identification and evaluation of capital funding sources, like Angel Investors, as well as structuring the financing agreements will be discussed and analyzed. This course teaches students to utilize data based decision making for long-term and day-to-day activities.
Managing and Growing a Sustainable Organization
Managing a small business workforce, the finances of a growing business, and developing scalable operations is a crucial part of the success of an entrepreneur. In this course, students will analyze cases of business successes and failures. Students will also examine and evaluate the product life cycle. Viable, sustainable growth strategies will be created using various business situations. Students will apply what they learn to a new business, product, or service or new business venture in an existing organization. Global operations for small businesses are also evaluated and analyzed.
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  •   Full Time Part Time
  • Upper Division Credits

    Upper division courses

    Upper Division courses are either listed as 300-400 or 3000-4000 level, depending on the state.

    $299 $310
  • Lower Division Credits

    Lower division courses

    Lower Division courses are either listed as 100-200 or 1000-2000 level, depending on the state.

    $299 $395
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Estimated Potential Earnings

If you invested in your degree and started a career as a , the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) states the median yearly salary for this career is . At that rate, your estimated return on investment would be over the course of a lifetime.

A career as a is just one career option you can pursue with your degree. Your income potential can vary based on your specialization or industry, and you should explore all your options to find the career that is right for you.

A Degree Matters

Earning an Associate's or Bachelor's degree—regardless of the field of study—can greatly improve your income potential in today's job market. In fact, according to the BLS, degree holders earn, on average, significantly more than high school diploma holders:

National Average Lifetime Earnings**
Unemployment Rate**
Bachelor's Degree
Associate's Degree
Some College
High School Diploma

**http://www.census.gov/prod/2011pubs/acs-14.pdf, http://www.bls.gov/emp/ep_chart_001.htm

Potential earnings calculated by multiplying median full-time salaries by 40 years http://www.bls.gov/emp/ep_chart_001.htm

What's Your Earnings Potential?

Earning an Associate's or Bachelor's degree-regardless of the field of study-can greatly improve income potential in today's job market. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), here is the salary data for careers our graduates have chosen:

Job Title(s) 10th Percentile Salary 25th Percentile Salary 50th Percentile Salary
General and Operations Managers$46,190$66,190$96,430

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, 2012-2013 Occupational Outlook Handbook, bls.gov/ooh/

BLS salary data represents national, averaged earnings for the occupations listed, and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries. Employment conditions in your area may vary. Potential earnings calculated by multiplying median full-time salaries by 30 years, bls.gov/emp/ep_chart_001.htm

Salary data includes earnings of June 2012 – March 2013 Rasmussen College graduates who reported salary information, reviewed 12 months after graduation. This data does not specify that each graduate was placed by Rasmussen College in their current position; some graduates find jobs on their own while others maintain previously held employment.

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Seamless Transfer Policies

  • Transfer your Associate's or Bachelor's degree, regardless of subject area and date of completion, to complete your degree in as little as 18 months
  • Transfer in successfully completed credits, regardless of subject of study
  • General education credits have no expiration date
  • Transfer credits in from previous learning, work, and military experiences

Your Future-Faster

Maximizing your transfer of credit is one way Rasmussen College helps minimize your time to graduation. Through our AcceleratED courses, we also help streamline your time to graduation with focused six-week courses. This efficient course structure, combined with our extensive transfer policy options, can allow you to complete your Bachelor's degree in as little as 18 months.

Estimate your time to graduation using our credit and course calculator below:

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AcceleratEDSM Bachelor's Degree Completion Program.**

*Expected graduation date dependent on the number of credits transferred. Speak with a program manager to learn about our comprehensive transfer policies that work to maximize your credit transfer and minimize your time to graduation.