Entrepreneurship

AAS degree – Code #1362

James Grillo, Program Coordinator

Email address: grillojj@alfredstate.edu

This program of study is designed to prepare the recent high school graduate, vocational student, displaced worker, or individual who is re-entering the work force for a career as a small business owner. Over the next decade, much of the growth in the American economy will come from the start-up and growth of small business. Many ask whether entrepreneurship can truly be taught or whether it is an innate characteristic. Research has shown that entrepreneurship is a process and many aspects of entrepreneurship are learned behaviors. Alfred State will teach the student those skills and behavior patterns necessary to contribute to personal and business success. Courses in accounting, sales, advertising, management, small business operations, leadership, and problem solving, as well as a course in entrepreneurship will be taught in addition to the more traditional liberal arts and business courses. One of the key success factors of entrepreneurship is planning, which is definitely a learned skill.

A laptop computer is recommended, but not required, for students entering the entrepreneurship program. The college will provide a list of appropriate laptops to all students who have been accepted to attend Alfred State.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

Identify sources of new ideas for business ventures.

Identify the different sections of a business plan.

Conduct industry specific research and analyze the results that relate to their business venture.

Write a business plan that includes a marketing, operations, and financial strategy.

Present and defend their business plan.

Critical Thinking (problem solving, reasoning skills appropriate to degree level and type).

DIRECT ENTRY INTO BACCALAUREATE DEGREE PROGRAM

Alfred State Entrepreneurship graduates may enter directly into either the Business Administration BBA or Technology Management BBA degree program.

TRANSFER OPPORTUNITIES

Students may transfer directly into one of our own BBA programs or to another college to pursue a bachelor’s degree.

OCCUPATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Manager of small business

Owner-operator of small business

EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS

Employment and transfer rate: 100 percent transferred to continue their education.

RELATED PROGRAMS

Accounting

Business Management (Career)

Business Administration

Business Administration (Transfer)

Marketing

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Required: Algebra

Recommended: Geometry, Algebra 2/Trigonometry

Entrepreneurship - AAS Degree

TYPICAL FOUR-SEMESTER PROGRAM

First

ACCT0

1124

Financial Accounting

4

MKTG

2073

Principles of Marketing

3

CISY

1103

Information Technology Mgt.

3

COMP

1503

Freshman Composition

3

MATH

xxx3

Math Elective

3

HPED

xxx1

Physical Education Elective

1

17

Second

ACCT

2224

Managerial Accounting

4

BUAD

2033

Business Communications

3

BUAD

3153

Fundamentals of Management

3

BUAD

3043

Business Law I

3

xxx3

Humanities Gen. Ed. Elective

3

MATH

Math Elective

3

19

Third

**MKTG

1033

Advertising Principles

3

BUAD

4203

Intro. to Personal Financial Planning

3

ECON

1013

Macroeconomics

3

xxx3

Gen. Education Elective

3

xxx3

Business Elective

3

15

Fourth

*BUAD

4004

Essentials of Entrepreneurship & Small Business Mgt.

4

*MKTG

1063

Principles of Sales

3

ECON

2023

Microeconomics

3

*BUAD

4193

Insurance and Risk Management

3

*BUAD

4053

Business Law II

3

16

*Offered in the spring semester only.

**Offered in the fall semester only.

Total Credit Hours - 67

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

67 semester hours with a 2.0 cumulative index.

Entrepreneurship - Certificate

First

ACCT

1124

Financial Accounting

4

BUAD

3153

Fundamentals of Management

3

BUAD

3043

Business Law I

3

CISY

1103

Information Technology Mgt.

3

MKTG

2073

Principles of Marketing

3

16

Second

ACCT

2224

Managerial Accounting

4

BUAD

4193

Insurance and Risk Management

3

MKTG

xxx3

Marketing Elective

3

BUAD

4004

Essentials of Entrepreneurship & Small Business Mgt.

4

BUAD

xxx3

Business Elective

3

17

Total Credit Hours - 33

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

33 semester hours with a 2.0 cumulative index.

SOC Occupation Listings:

11-1011.00 Chief Executives

11-1011.03 Chief Sustainability Officers

11-1021.00 General and Operations Managers

11-2022.00 Sales Managers

11-3011.00 Administrative Services Managers

11-3051.00 Industrial Production Managers

11-3051.01 Quality Control Systems Managers

11-3051.02 Geothermal Production Managers

11-3051.03 Biofuels Production Managers

11-3051.04 Biomass Production Managers

11-3051.05 Methane/Landfill Gas Collection System Operators

11-3051.06 Hydroelectric Production Managers

11-3071.00 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers

11-3071.01 Transportation Managers

11-3071.02 Storage and Distribution Managers

11-9021.00 Construction Managers

11-9151.00 Social and Community Service Managers

11-9199.00 Managers, All other

13-1051.00 Cost Estimators

13-1111.00 Management Analysts

25-1011.00 Business Teachers, Postsecondary

Costs for entire program completed in normal time (full-time, in-state):

Tuition and required fees: $6,874.00

Estimated costs of books and supplies: $1,200.00

Room and Board charges for living on campus: $11,160.00

Additional cost information can be found at www.alfredstate.edu/paying-for-college/tuition-and-costs.

Median Cumulative Loan Debt for students in the program between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012:

Median Federal Student Loan debt: $8513.00

Median Private Loan debt: $0.00

Median Institutional financing plan debt: $0.00

The on-time completion rate for student’s completing the program between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012 within the normal time using the typical semester recommendations as listed is 100%.

The job placement rate for students who completed their program between July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010 can be found in the following chart.

Employment and Transfer Report

Employment and Transfer Rate: 0%

Survey Details

2008

2009

2010

Receiving Degrees

N/A

2

1

Responding to Survey

-

2 (100%)

1(100%)

Employed

-

1(50%)

-

Employed in Field

-

1(100%)

-

Transferred

-

1(50%)

-

Unemployed Seeking Employment

-

-

-

Unemployed/Not Seeking Employment

-

-

1(100%)

Salary Range – Not Available