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Entrepreneurial and Small Business Schools

Every successful entrepreneur starts with a bright idea. Two college students invented Google. Mrs. Fields baked her first cookies at home. If you've always wanted to be your own boss, business training can help you become a successful entrepreneur.


Classes and courses in running a business could eventually lead to a certificate or diploma, or even a bachelor's or master's degree--but most importantly, they can help you avoid common business pitfalls. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), "Most new businesses fail because their owners do not look far enough beyond their dreams." Look beyond your dream: take advantage of courses and degrees available at a vocational school, community college, or university near you. You don't necessarily need a master's degree to be a successful entrepreneur, but the classes leading to that degree may be invaluable.

Entrepreneurs Have More Degrees than Non-entrepreneurs

The BLS states that most small-business owners and top executives tend to have a bachelor's or master's degree. Education varies for each industry, but the BLS suggests that any type of higher education can give an entrepreneur the business and leadership skills they need to succeed. If you're ready to find the school that's right for you, browse the listings below for more information.


  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Top Executives, Occupational Outlook Handbook, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/top-executives.htm#tab-6
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Considering Self-Employment, accessed April 2, 2015, http://www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/1999/Summer/art02.pdf
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Schools
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You've found Ashford University, where school comes to you. Earn your bachelor's or master's degree online.

Programs : BA/Entrepreneurship, BA/Sports and Recreation Management - Entrepreneurship, MBA - Entrepreneurship, and more.

You’re serious about success. With your busy schedule and the desire to move your career forward, you can earn an accredited associate, bachelors or master’s degree at a pace that works for you anywhere, anytime, 24/7. At AIU, the Serious U, you can get started to get ahead.

Programs : Bachelor's (BBA) - Entrepreneurship, MBA - Marketing, Bachelor's (BBA) - Marketing, and more.

Get hands-on training with Remington College. Prefer to speak with a Customer Service Rep? Call 855-264-3155 toll-free now!

Programs : AAS in Business Administration, AS in Business Administration: Marketing & Sales, AS in Business Administration: Executive Assistant, and more.

Take a step forward in your career with Bryan University.

Programs : Business Administration and Management, Business Administration, and more.
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At Fortis Institute, you may get the skills and training you need to prepare for a career. * Programs vary by location * Please contact each individual campus for accreditation information Please call on  844-252-4552 to talk to a respresentative.

Programs : Associates in Business Management, Business Administration/Marketing and Management, and more.

Are you interested in pursuing a high-tech career? Getting an education from ITT Tech is a great place to start!

Programs : BS - Business Management, AS - Business Management, MBA, and more.

Give your career a boost with an education from Eagle Gate College.

Programs : Associate of Science in Business Management, Business Administration w/ Management emphasis, and more.

Learning at Full Sail University has always centered around interaction and the exchange of ideas. Our online curriculum fully embraces this philosophy.

Programs : Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Master of Science (Online), Business Intelligence, and more.

Regent University prepares students with the knowledge to excel and the faith to live with purpose.

Programs : Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership - Entrepreneurial Leadership, Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies - Christian Ministry, Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies - Business, and more.

At Kaplan University, we offer over 180 degree and certificate programs.

Programs : Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration: Entrepreneurship, Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration : Small Business Management, Master of Science in Management : Leadership, and more.
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