Entrepreneurship Program: NorthWest Arkansas Community College

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Entrepreneurship Program

For current and future business owners, this program will provide you with the hands-on skills and practical resources, including a core foundation of marketing, accounting and management, that can help you launch or run a small business.

You will also have the opportunity to develop, test and refine your own business plan through the coursework, and be able to enroll in electives specific to your field of interest, like a culinary course if your goal is to open your own a restaurant.

The Associate of Applied Science - Entrepreneurship degree is available 95% online

Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain the business skills needed to be successful when opening/operating a small business.
  • Learn how to identify and analyze innovative business opportunities, assessing the viability of concepts.
  • Develop and refine your business idea(s) from concept through a complete business plan.
  • Confidently pitch a new venture concept to potential customers and investors.
  • Launch a business venture of your own, OR apply concepts gained through the program to foster innovation and growth within an existing company.


ENGL 1013 Composition I
CISQ 1103 Intro to Computer Information
BLAW 2013 Legal Envirmnt of Business I
ENTR 1003 Intro to Entrepreneurship
MATH (check with your advisor to ensure you are taking the correct class)

ACCT 2013 Principles of Accounting I
ENGL 1023 Composition II
ISM 1503 Spreadsheet Analysis (EXCEL)
ECON 2023 Prin of Microeconomics
Directed elective (3 hours)

(see degree plan for elective information)

ENTR 2043 E Commerce
ENTR 2523
ENTR 2033
ACCT 2023 Principles of Accounting II
ECON 2013 Prin of Macroeconomics

BADM 2513 Business Organization and Mgmt
BADM 2523 Small Business Management
BADM 2633 Pro Selling and Marketing
Directed elective (2 - 3 hour courses)

(see degree plan for elective information)

OSIM 1103 Business Communications
Social/Behavioral elective

(see degree plan for elective information)

Degree & Careers:

Many courses at NWACC carry transfer credit to four-year institutions and can fulfill general education requirements.

  • Pursuing a new venture start up
  • Growing an existing small business
  • Opening a franchise