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Business Administration:
Small Business Entrepreneurship

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The mission of the Department of Business and Technology at Nashua Community College is to provide a variety of degrees and professional certificates that respond to the needs of local and regional employers, while maintaining academic integrity.  Degrees, certificates, and courses are designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn skills, theories, and practices that prepare students to be successful in business endeavors.  Additionally, degrees, certificates, and courses are designed to fulfill the academic requirements to allow students to transfer into a variety of bachelor degree programs. 

The Associate in Science in Business Administration curriculum with a concentration in Small Business Entrepreneurship offers a mix of applied and theoretical courses. The objective of the program is to provide the knowledge students will need for successful careers as owners of a small business.

This option should be considered by students who desire to learn the methods and processes of starting a small business enterprise or by those individuals who seek to manage a small company or family-owned business.

Topics of study include:

  • Developing the idea
  • Describing the business to potential investors
  • Preparing a comprehensive Business Plan
  • Marketing the idea
  • Critical cash flow analysis

For students looking to pursue an education beyond the Associates degree, this program is designed to transfer to Bachelor degree programs.

ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE in BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION:
SMALL BUSINESS ENTREPRENEURSHIP
FIRST YEAR
FALL SEMESTERCLLABCR
ACCN101 Financial Accounting I 4 1 4
BCPN101 Computer Technology and Applications 2 2 3
ENGN101 College Composition 4 0 4
LEXN101 First Year Experience 1 0 1
General Education: Group C Elective 3 0 3
  15
SPRING SEMESTERCLLABCR
BUSN110 Principles of Management 3 0 3
ACCN102 Financial Accounting II 4 0 4
BUSN104 Principles of Marketing 3 0 3
General Education: Group A Elective 3 0 3
General Education: Group E Elective* 3 0 3
  17
SECOND YEAR
FALL SEMESTERCLLABCR
BUSN207 Sales 3 0 3
BCPN216 Desktop Publishing 2 2 3
BUSN213 Principles of Advertising 3 0 3
BCPN119 Software Applications 2 2 3
General Education: Group D Elective 3 0 3
General Education: Group F or G Elective 3 0 3
  18
SPRING SEMESTERCLLABCR
BUSN201 Human Resources Management 3 0 3
CPTN102 Website Development I 2 2 3
BUSN204 Small Business Management:  A Capstone Experience 3 0 3
BUSN290 Management/Small Business Entrepreneurship Internship OR 1 8 3
XXXxxx Open Elective** 3 0 3
General Education: Group B Elective 4 0 4
  16
Total 66 Credits
*MTHN106, MTHN110 or MTHN115 is recommended.
**Consult with advisor
Program Outcomes