Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program
How it Works–Program Prerequisites and Requirements
You enter this program with an accredited associate’s degree, including courses in accounting, marketing and business with a minimum GPA of 2.25; satisfy Elms’ core requirements; complete 15 hours of community service; and earn a required 42 residency credits to complete your Elms College degree in 20 months (10-eight week sessions).
Degree Completion in Entrepreneurship and Management
The degree completion program in Entrepreneurship and Management prepares students by combining the foundations of business management with practical experience in creating new ideas, evaluating opportunities, engaging in hands-on approaches to decision making, and launching or growing businesses. Students systematically develop competencies in pioneering new products, conceptualizing business models, optimizing business operations, and analyzing market trends.
Gain Experience in Lean Entrepreneurship Through Hands-on Learning
Entrepreneurship and Management students can bring their own innovation, passion or business ideas into the classroom to determine market opportunities; design and implement business strategies; and launch new ventures.
- You’ll gain a transferable skill set by acquiring practical experience in implementing ideas, managing team dynamics in stressful situations, and making decisions that have an immediate impact on businesses.
- Critical thinking and problem solving skills will be put to the test in real-world scenarios, such as launching product or service ideas, or making the critical decision to not move forward with certain ventures.
- Master the Build-Measure-Learn model, a methodology central to lean entrepreneurship.
- Learn from experienced entrepreneurs. Faculty teaching in the entrepreneurship courses have launched businesses and can share their experience and first-hand knowledge to help guide students through launching and scaling ventures.
Course Schedule & Flexible Delivery
Courses in entrepreneurship are held on Thursday evenings at the Elms College campus, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Students can attend class in person, or use WebEx to attend live online. All courses in management or the business core are available 100% online or live in-person at our off-site location. Students can select the learning method that fits their schedule best for each course. Off-campus courses are held Saturdays at our Holyoke Community College location.
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Recommended Course Sequence
|Course #||Course Name||Credits|
|ENT 2000||Customer Discovery & Business Model||3|
|REL 2105||World Religions||3|
|ENT 1002||Lean Launchpad||3|
|BUS 2408||Global Business Environment||3|
|BUS 3107||Business and Society||3|
|BUS 3402||Managerial Communications||3|
|ENT 3400||Startup Sales and Marketing||3|
|BUS 4801||Career Development||3|
|ENT 3200||Startup Finance||3|
|BUS 3405||Human Resource Management||3|
|ENT 3300||Building the Team Startup Culture & HR||3|
|BUS 3705||Organizational Behavior||3|
|ENT 4801||Capstone in Entrepreneurship||3|
|BUS 3101||Principles of Financial Management||3|
|BUS 3401||Gender and Diversity||3|
|BUS 4800||Business Strategy||3|
|ENT 3600||Social Entrepreneurship||3|
|ENT or BUS Elective||3|
|ENT or BUS Elective||3|
|ENT 4802 (formerly ENT 482) or ENT 4805 (formerly ENT 485) Entrepreneurship Internship or Co-Op (outside of classroom)||3|