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Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2019-2020

Palm Beach State College

Business Entrepreneurship AS

Business Entrepreneurship  (AS 2040)

Type of Award
AS - Associate in Science

Program Website

Program Description
This A.S. program is designed for the person who has the vision, strategy, and discipline to start a business venture but lacks the business expertise and skills to make it a success. It would also be helpful for those looking to manage a small business, those already in business seeking to expand or diversify, or those considering self-employment for the first time.

Course content includes entrepreneurial thinking, opportunity recognition, sales and marketing, e-commerce and global challenges, managing economic resources, risk-taking, securing financing, getting the required licensing and certifications, decision making, staffing issues, management and leadership skills.

Program Learning Outcomes
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Admission Requirements
Have a standard high school diploma or GED;
Complete an Application for Admission, located at

Completion Requirements
Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.

Program Length
The program can be completed in two years if you attend full time or three years if you attend part time.

The program is offered at the Lake Worth, Palm Beach Gardens and Boca Raton campuses.

For More Information
Professor Debbie Beres, Department Chair, , (561) 868-3788 (Lake Worth)
Professor Juliett Tracey,, (561) 868-3813 (Lake Worth)                                                  Dr. William Paczkowski,, (561) 207-5051 (Palm Beach Gardens)                           Professor Robert Gillan,, (561) 862-4792 (Boca Raton)

To see when the course is offered, click the course number. To see a course description, click the course title.
General Education Courses Credits: 15
ENC1101 College Composition 1 3
SPC1017 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
  Any course from Mathematics - Area III 3
  Any course from Social Science - Area V 3
  Any course from Humanities - Area II 3
Required Courses Credits: 45
ACG2022 Financial Accounting 4
ACG2071 Managerial Accounting 3
BUL2241 Business Law 1 3
GEB2941 Business Capstone 2
ECO2013 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECO2023 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ENT1000 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 3
ENT2120 Digital Marketing for Entrepreneurs 3
BUL2242 Business Law 2 3
ENT2010 New Venture Management 3
ENT2112 Planning the Entrepreneurial Venture 3
GEB1011 Introduction to Business 3
GEB2214 Business Communications 3
GEB2942C Business and Computer Science internship 3
MAR2011 Principles of Marketing 3
MNA2100 Human Relations in Business 3
MNA2345 Principles of Supervision 3
MKA2021 Personal Selling 3
Total Program Credits: 60

For individualized course sequence

Employment Opportunities
This program is designed to prepare the students to start their own business venture, work with others to identify business opportunities, manage a small business, or work for an established organization.

Career Path Notes
Credits earned in this degree program will transfer into the college's Bachelor of Applied Science, Supervision and Management - General Management Concentration (BAS T701) program.

Career Center
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