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You plan to do big things. Clean the water, feed the children, boost equality, advance technology, change the world. It starts here.

Whether you aspire to run a tech start-up, launch a non-profit organization, or open your own shop, an entrepreneurship degree can help make that happen.

  • About the Entrepreneurship Degree

    As an aspiring entrepreneur, you have unique ideas and goals. That’s why our entrepreneurship degree gives you the freedom to specialize in the areas you need to bring your plans to fruition.

    In the entrepreneurship degree program, you’ll get a solid introduction to business principles so that you’re fully equipped to launch and run your own venture. You’ll learn how to design a business plan, create a competitive advantage, develop marketing strategy, manage your finances, and more. You’ll also improve your “soft skills” and learn how to relate to and communicate with customers and business partners.

    Alongside gaining business acumen, you’ll choose electives in any other field we offer—music, construction, psychology, health, you name it—so that you graduate with a deep knowledge of the market you plan to serve.

    The Associate in Arts in Entrepreneurship is a two-year degree designed to help students launch their own business or to transfer to a four-year school to complete a bachelor’s degree in related fields. Courses meet Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) requirements and will transfer well to most schools.

  • What You’ll Learn/Courses and Curriculum

    View the full curriculum guide for the Associate in Arts in Entrepreneurship.

  • What Can I Do With an Entrepreneurship Degree?

    Entrepreneurship is the process of starting a new business. Most entrepreneurs are the founders of organizations they launch and act as CEO, but some may fill other needs as well. Because the entrepreneurship degree prepares you with core business skills, you may also be able to use this degree to get a job in various roles at a start-up or other small business.

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Transfer Opportunities

Thanks to the program’s broad base in general education courses and SMC’s regional accreditation, you can use this degree to transfer to nearly any school in the country.

Learn more about transferring here.

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Clubs and Honor Societies

Business Club

The Business Club is open to students of any major. The Business Club allows students to engage with each other and professionals in various industries. The Business Club also hosts various events on campus and typically participates in a field trip each semester to various businesses/industries so that students can see first-hand the experience of what it is like to work in that business/industry.

Alpha Beta Gamma

Business and accounting students have the opportunity to join SMC’s chapter of Alpha Beta Gamma, the international business honor society.


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Barbara Wood Building

The Barbara Wood Building is home to all business, accounting, paralegal, and IT classes at SMC.