This area of concentration provides a foundation for students to gain skills that are necessary to successfully open and operate their own business. Students are introduced to the areas of management, marketing, accounting and finance.
Students who take the courses recommended in the entrepreneurship focus area will be able to:
- understand the steps in starting a new business.
- demonstrate the skills most often required in running a small business.
- understand the process of risk management in a small business.
- develop a comprehensive business plan.
Entrepreneurship four-year graduates will be prepared to begin careers in a variety of areas. Graduates will be prepared to start and manage small businesses or to grow an existing business.
Preparation for IHCC:
A strong mathematics and English background is recommended for the entrepreneurship area.
Since bachelor’s degree requirements of various transfer institutions differ, students planning to transfer to a four-year institution are strongly advised to familiarize themselves with the requirements of the program at the institution to which they plan to transfer. Students should consult with an advisor at the transfer institution and with an IHCC academic counselor to plan a program that meets those requirements.