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Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management

Quick Facts

Combine the business side of starting and operating a business with your passion to achieve your entrepreneurial goals.

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Our Program

Why choose Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management?

  • Develop the skills you need to start & operate your own small business in any discipline—from aviation to horticulture to information technology
  • Gain hands-on, real-life experience
  • Study with faculty who have started, worked for, or managed new business ventures
  • Walk away with an executable business model as well as tools & resources to use as you begin your entrepreneurial journey

Prepare for what you will do at work

  • Generate fresh ideas through creative thinking & problem-solving
  • Develop new products or services
  • Design effective strategies for:
    • Marketing
    • Customer service
    • Selling
    • Relationship building
  • Secure & manage the financial aspects of the company

Marketable skills you will learn

  • Critical thinking
  • Reasoning
  • Communication
  • Personal & social responsibility
  • Teamwork
  • Computer literacy

Before you enroll, think about:

  • Our program is designed as a terminal degree: When you finish our degree, you should be ready and able to start, operate, and manage a business venture. 
  • Much of our curriculum is hands-on, and we expect you to use and apply what you learn throughout our program and beyond.
  • You need to be a lifelong student who sees learning opportunities, such as this program, as part of an ongoing process.
  • You must be willing to get out there and network with local entrepreneurs and business owners.

Need a boost to get ready for college?

Talk to your advisor about Developmental Studies if your TSI scores say you need some help in math or reading and writing.

Degrees & Certificates

NE Northeast Campus SE Southeast Campus
NW Northwest Campus TR Trinity River Campus
SO South Campus CN TCC Connect Campus



Level 1

Level 2

Occupational Skills Award

Continuing Education Program

How Much Time & Money to Finish?

2022–2023 Academic Year

Degree or Certificate Program Title Hours Total Tuition & Fees
AAS Business Administration—Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management 60 $3,840
CRT1 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management I 21 $1,344
CRT2 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management II 45 $2,880
OSA Small Business Associate 12 $768


  • Tuition is based on in-state, in-county rates.
  • Totals do not include textbooks and other materials.

Non-Credit Programs

Time commitments and fees vary depending on the course.

Start on Your Pathway!


Northwest Campus

Lourdes Ramboa
Program Coordinator

Call 817-515-7704


Updated January 20, 2023