Wednesday – October 22, 2014

 

Entrepreneurship
Technical Diploma
School of Business
Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Also offered entirely online
Program Code: 31-145-2

For Information: 414-297-MATC

Overview — The Entrepreneurship diploma will prepare those in the trades and the arts to unite their passion for their work with a viable business model. It will also benefit those with a desire to own and operate their own business or  a family business.


This diploma program prepares students to step up in management or as an entrepreneur, and acquire needed business management skills to successfully run a business. It is also useful for those seeking career advancement or a job change. Students have access to work in a collaborative, interdepartmental approach in the Entrepreneurship Center located at the Downtown Milwaukee Campus.


Some capabilities are of major significance to your success in the program, such as listening to and understanding suggestions from others and being able to see the business on a small scale as well as a large scale. Entrepreneurs also must be comfortable learning new concepts and using new tools. Program graduates can look forward to starting businesses, strengthening current businesses, enriching nonprofits, and developing their business and communication skills.

 

Online Option —This program may be taken on campus or entirely online; on-campus testing or meetings may be required.


Career Outlook 
— Entrepreneurs drive the economy. They are the first to try new products, develop trends, and capitalize on opportunities that their larger counterparts do not see. As the global economy shifts to a leaner, faster environment, opportunities will permit "nimble" participants to succeed. 


The experiences students have while earning their diploma will be beneficial immediately in their own workplace, even if they are in the thinking stage of new business development. As larger businesses downsize, the ability to start and sustain a business will become more valuable.


Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the role of the entrepreneur 
  • Understand the components of a business plan
  • Able to critique and analyze business plans in order to evaluate for breadth, depth and viability
  • Develop and complete a comprehensive business plan


Preparation for Admission — The following are required for admission to the program:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment

 

Possible Careers:

Business Owner
Franchise Operator
Manager



Related Programs: 

Business Management
eBusiness Strategist
Supply Chain Management


Start Dates: August/January

Curriculum effective 2014-15.

SIXTEEN-WEEK TERM


   Credits

 


 


ENTREP-101

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

3

 

 


ENTREP-102

New Product Development

3



 

ENTREP-103

Strategic Business Communication 1

3

 

 

 

ENG-151

Communication Skills 1 ‡

3

 

 

 


(or) Any 200-series ENG or SPEECH


 

 

 

ACCTG-110

Financial Accounting

3

 

 

 

 

(or) ACCTG-111 Accounting 1

  

 

 

 

ENTREP-104

The Business Plan

3

 

 

 

ENTREP-105

Strategic Business Communication 2 ‡

3

 

 

 

BADM-165

Legal Environment of Business

3

 

 

 

BADM-126

Business Finance

3

 

 

    (or) BADM-104 Business Statistics ‡      

ENG-152

Communication Skills 2 ‡

3

 

 

    (or) Any 200-series ENG or SPEECH course      

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 30

 

 

 

  ‡ Prerequisite required.

  Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

  For class times and locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

 

  Page updated July 2014.