Entrepreneurship Degree ProgramProgram OverviewProgram DetailsWhy Choose Franklin
Create entrepreneurial opportunity through innovation and strategy
Finish your bachelor’s degree in 2017! Apply now and start classes on Jan. 3. Other Winter Term start dates available.
Successful business ventures start with a solid plan, and a successful entrepreneur takes calculated risks in order to realize reward.
While most entrepreneurs wear many hats running their own small businesses, others put their skills to work for a wide-range of organizations. Some are social entrepreneurs, who build for-profit arms of nonprofit organizations, while others work as intrapreneurs for large corporations, where they develop ideas into new line of business. Regardless of the industry or size of the organization, deploying effective tactics that grow business is paramount to success.
With our transfer-friendly Entrepreneurship program, you’ll learn to apply concepts that are integral to building and sustaining a successful entrepreneurial venture, and you will gain an understanding of the social and economic factors that contribute to the success of a new business. As you work toward completing your degree, you’ll benefit from the support of faculty who practice what they teach and a network of Franklin alumni who have been in your shoes.
Transfer up to 24 technical credits toward your degree
Designed specifically for transfer students, Entrepreneurship is a degree completion program that allows you to transfer 24 hours of technical credit for certifications, licensures, on-the-job training and previously earned college credit in more than 130 different disciplines. By transferring credits you’ve already earned, you’ll finish your bachelor’s degree faster and lower your tuition costs.
Your existing knowledge and experience combined with Franklin University's Entrepreneurship program can propel your business venture to the next level, and increase your earnings potential. In fact, studies show that earning a bachelor’s degree can nearly double your lifetime earnings.
Study the latest trends and techniques that drive success
At Franklin, you’ll be equipped to tackle the challenges faced by entrepreneurs in today’s business world: Is there a market fit for the new product you’re developing? Should you look for an angel investor or is crowdsourcing the right funding option for you? What’s the best way to use social media to grow your business? The coursework, coupled with relevant insight from our expert faculty, will familiarize you with the trends that impact industry today, so you’ll be able to stay ahead of the curve tomorrow.
Through our relevant curriculum, you’ll develop competencies and skills that are necessary for the effective creation, development, and growth of small to large-scale businesses, including idea generation, opportunity recognition, resource acquisition, and methods for generating capital and funding. You will also acquire skills in key day-to-day business areas, like commercialization and marketing, management and operations, leadership and business strategy, and accounting and finance.
Get real-world experience by creating a road-tested business plan
As part of your capstone coursework, you’ll enrich your learning experience by creating an integrated business plan for a new startup or venture. As the culmination of your entrepreneurial studies, this project showcases your command of the functional entrepreneurial skills at the highest level. You will have the opportunity to test your plan using a simulation program and gain invaluable feedback when you present your plan to an investment professional for consideration and review.
Learn from successful innovators and business owners
In our Entrepreneurship program, you’ll benefit by learning from practitioners with extensive real-world business experience. Our faculty bring their successes and challenges into the classroom through unique case studies that enable you to tailor your learning to your career goals.
And because an expert advisory panel regularly reviews our curriculum, you can be assured that the entrepreneurship and business courses you take at Franklin contain relevant and impactful learnings that can applied in your professional field.
Earn your degree from a university built for busy adults
Earn your degree on your terms by taking classes 100% online or pursue available coursework at one of our Midwest locations. Regionally accredited and nonprofit, Franklin was built from the ground-up to satisfy the needs of adult learners. Our seamless transfer process and team of academic advisors will help ease your transition to becoming a student, while our flexible course schedules help to balance your education with work, family and life. Get started on your future today!
Gain The Skills Employers Desire
Small Business Owner
Small Business Owners independently operate, manage, and direct the various aspects of a company or enterprise.View Salary Trends
Management Analysts conduct organizational studies and evaluations to identify opportunities for improvement, including increased efficiency and streamlined operations and procedures.View Salary Trends
Operations Managers ensure smooth, efficient, and profitable operations by planning and directing a company’s resources, suppliers, and activities.View Salary Trends
Administrative Service Manager
Administrative Service Managers coordinate the supportive services of a company or organization, such as planning budgets, allocating supplies, and managing records.View Salary Trends
Social & Community Manager
Social & Community Managers direct, coordinate, and manage a variety of activities related to social service programs or organizations, including resources, staff or volunteers, and program quality.View Salary Trends
Purchasing Managers oversee the buying of goods and services, including analyzing supply and demand and negotiating supplier contracts.View Salary Trends
In 2015 there were 128,022 job openings related to Entrepreneurship. The previous year, 5,651 students completed programs in Entrepreneurship.
Source information provided by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI) - June 2016
Our Recipe For Your Success
Academic & Industry Experts
Classes are taught and designed by credentialed professionals with real-world experience.
- Programs are designed by combining the insight of industry leaders with the academic expertise of our faculty, ensuring what you learn translates into on-the-job success.
- Academic concepts and theories are brought to life through our teaching faculty’s professional expertise, and can be immediately applied in your career.
- Faculty with industry experience teach our courses, not graduate students or life-time academics, so you learn not only the theories behind the practice but also how to apply them in real-world situations.
Relevant & Consistent Curriculum
What you learn is a reflection of the program you choose, not the format in which it’s applied.
- All programs are designed for learning outcomes to flow from the program level into actual coursework.
- This top-down approach allows credentialed professionals to customize assignments based on trending industry topics without deviating from a program’s core outcomes.
- Regardless of your professor or the format of your class, you receive the same quality education.
Hands-On Learning Experience
Franklin's coursework teaches not only theories and concepts, but also how they apply to practical situations.
- Professional course designers ensure that class activities such as learning simulations, case studies, interactive videos, and group exercises are relevant and appropriate.
- A curriculum development team is dedicated to making sure all courses are intuitively designed so content is taught in a logical manner that facilitates your success in the classroom and beyond.
Continuously Evolving Programs
Consistent program reviews ensure our programs stay at the forefront of industry trends.
- Survey results and feedback from student and faculty assessments are reviewed regularly so that our programs are always improving and up-to-date.
- A structured review process helps identify industry gaps that guide curriculum enhancements allowing our academic and industry experts to regularly implement new industry trends.
- Regular assessment provides hard data that is used to improve student learning and teaching methods.
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