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 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 in Entrepreneurship and Management prepares students by combining the foundations of business management with practical experience in creating new ideas, evaluating opportunities, with a hands-on approach to decision making, launching or growing businesses.

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 through practical experience in taking action on ideas, managing team dynamics in stressful situations and making decisions that have immediate impact on businesses.
  •  Critical thinking and problem solving skills will be put to the test in real-world scenarios of launching product or service ideas, or making the critical decision not to move forward with certain ventures.
  • Learn from experienced entrepreneurs. Faculty teaching in the entrepreneurship courses have launched businesses and can share their experience and knowledge first-hand to help guide students through launching and scaling ventures.

Course Schedule & Flexible Delivery
Courses in Entrepreneurship are held on Friday 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 delivery method that fits best them for each course. The off-campus courses are held Saturdays at our Holyoke Community College location.

Recommended Course Sequence

Session 1 – Spring 1
ENT 200  Customer Discovery & Business Model
REL 215  World Religions

Session 2 – Spring 2
ENT 102  Lean Launchpad
BUS 248  Global Business Environment

Session 3 – Summer 1
BUS317 Business and Society
BUS342 Managerial Communications

Session 4 – Summer 2
ENT 340 Startup Sales and Marketing
BUS 481 Career Development

Session 5 – Fall 1
ENT 320 Startup Finance
BUS 345 Human Resource Management

Session 6 – Fall 2
ENT 330 Building the Team Startup Culture & HR
BUS 375 Organizational Behavior

Session 7 – Spring 1
ENT 481 Capstone in Entrepreneurship
BUS 311 Principles of Financial Management

Session 8 – Spring 2
BUS 341 Gender and Diversity
BUS 480 Business Strategy

Session 9 – Summer 1
ENT 360 Social Entrepreneurship
ENT or BUS Elective

Session 10 – Summer 2
ENT or BUS Elective
ENT 482 or 485 Entrepreneurship Internship or Co-Op (outside of classroom)