Small Business / Entrepreneurship

Evening|Weekend|Online B.A. or B.S. in Small Business/Entrepreneurship

  • For busy women who want to own their own businesses or help other businesses grow. 
  • Career outlook: Opportunities for entrepreneurs and small business owners are limitless. Women are the fastest growing segment of new business owners. 
  • Flexible course scheduling blends evening/weekend meetings with online learning.
  • Affordable tuition rates.
  • Transfer in your previous college credits — graduate sooner.
  • Get a head start on your master's. Take up to two graduate courses in business (MBA) or leadership (MAOL) while earning your B.S. or B.A.

Please note: This major is not available to students enrolling in the university after Summer 2015. 

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Majoring in Small Business/Entrepreneurship

Students who major in small business/entrepreneurship at St. Kate's want to start or grow their own businesses, or influence the direction and success of existing companies. They are passionate, innovative, persistent risk-takers who want to initiate and lead business opportunities. If this sounds like you, St. Kate's will provide you with the business tools, knowledge and skills to match your entrepreneurial passion. We'll also help you gain new or more advanced workplace experience by assisting your search for internships, or facilitating stretch assignments that fit your busy schedule. Many students are able to complete stretch assignments or career development projects at their current workplace — or other employers — gaining new skills and opportunities for advancement.

Advance Your Career and Your Life

New businesses are being started at a record pace, and women are the fastest growing segment of new business owners. Many larger organizations also value individuals with entrepreneurial passion and skills as they seek employees ready to take ownership of new or expanding business units. Entrepreneurs often enjoy more freedom and flexibility to pursue other personal and family commitments, and they value and appreciate living more interesting and rewarding lives. Career and life opportunities for those with business and entrepreneurial skills and experience are limitless.

Supportive Environment

Small Business/Entrepreneurship majors benefit from our small classes and one-to-one attention from expert faculty. This personal approach to your success is especially important if you're returning to college after a long absence, or if you're starting your university education for the first time. Our professors, academic advisers, career counselors and others are readily available to you, and are committed to your success. You can do this, and we'll be with you every step of the way.

Program of Study

Our rigorous Small Business/Entrepreneurship program teaches you core aspects of business, such as accounting, marketing and selling, as well as important entrepreneurial skills such as product development, business law and product distribution. You also develop more advanced abilities to analyze and manage business finances, use technology and social networks, and solve ethical dilemmas. In courses such as "Buyer Behavior and Market Research" and "Advanced Marketing," you'll perform marketing research and prepare marketing plans with real businesses as case studies. In the "Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship Capstone" class, you'll have the opportunity to write a small business plan and to hear from successful entrepreneurs.

Uniquely St. Kate's

At St. Kate's, you'll have the opportunity to develop a business portfolio, which highlights your knowledge, skills and experience — or can help jump-start your own business plan. St. Kate's Annual Career Opportunities Fair is the largest of any private college or university in Minnesota, with promising possibilities for full- or part-time positions, new business partners, and internships in business, technology and nonprofit fields.

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