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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.

Sources:

  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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Since 1949, Grand Canyon University has been a premier private university in Arizona, helping students find their purpose and achieve their potential.

Programs : B.S. in Entrepreneurial Studies, M.B.A. and M.S. in Leadership (Dual Degree), M.B.A.: Leadership, and more..

Campus Locations :

: 3300 W Camelback Road , WA

Phoenix: 3300 W Camelback Road Phoenix, AZ 85017

Little Rock: 3300 W Camelback Road Little Rock, AR 72201

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.

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

Campus Locations :

Schaumburg: 231 N. Martingale Road 6th Floor Schaumburg, IL 60173

At University of Phoenix, we believe everyone deserves access to higher education.

Programs : BS in Business/Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship, B.S. in Business/Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship, BS in Business/Public Sector, and more..

Campus Locations :

Online: Online, KY

Arlington: 1800 South Bell Street Arlington, VA 22202

Springfield: 1343 East Kingsley Street Suite B,C Springfield, MO 65804

Atlanta: 2600 Century Center Atlanta, GA 30345

Columbia: 1001 Pinnacle Point Drive Suite 200 Columbia, SC 29223

Hollywood: 2400 SW 145th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33027

Renton: 900 SW 16th Street Renton, WA 98057

Saint Louis: 211 North Broadway Suite 901 Saint Louis, MO 63102

Warrenville: 4525 Weaver Parkway Warrenville, IL 60555

Overland Park: Pine Ridge Business Park 8345 Lenexa Drive Overland Park, KS 66214

Chicago: 203 N LaSalle St Chicago, IL 60601

Augusta: 3150 Perimeter Parkway Augusta, GA 30909

Baton Rouge: 2431 S. Acadian Thruway Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Nashville: 616 Marriott Drive Suite 150 Nashville, TN 37214

Braintree: 100 Grossman Drive Suite 201 Braintree, MA 02184

Colorado Springs: 5725 Mark Dabling Boulevard Suite 150 Colorado Springs, CO 80919

Columbus: 7200 North Lake Drive Columbus, GA 31909

St Louis Park: 435 Ford Road Suite 1000 St Louis Park, MN 55426

Washington: 25 Massachusetts Avenue NW Suite 150 Washington, DC 20001

Sandy Springs: 8200 Roberts Drive Suite 300 Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Cordova: 65 Germantown Court Suite 100 Cordova, TN 38018

Kansas City: 901 East 104th Street Suite 200 Kansas City, MO 64131

Metairie: 1 Galleria Blvd. Metairie, LA 70001

Indianapolis: 7999 Knue Road Suite 150 Indianapolis, IN 46250

St. Louis: Riverport Executive Center II 13801 Riverport Drive, Suite 100 St. Louis, MO 63043

Milwaukee: 10850 West Park Place Ste 150 Milwaukee, WI 53224

Independence: 5005 Rockside Road Suite 130 Independence, OH 44131

Schaumburg: 1500 McConnor Parkway Suite 700 Schaumburg, IL 60173

Bossier City: 350 Plaza Loop Drive Bldg E Bossier City, LA 71111

Guaynabo: B7 Calle Tabonuco Suite 700 Guaynabo, PR 00968

Phoenix: Phoenix, AP

: , GA

El Centro: 3095 N. Imperial Avenue Suite 101 El Centro, CA 92243

Costa Mesa: 3100 Bristol Street Suite 500 Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Wayne: 170 South Warner Road Suite 200 Wayne, PA 19087

Houston: 11451 Katy Freeway Suite 100 Houston, TX 77079

Miami: 13400 SW 120th Street Miami, FL 33186

Fresno: 45 East River Park Place West Suite 101 Fresno, CA 93720

Richmond: 6600 West Broad Street Suite 200 Richmond, VA 23230

Jacksonville: 9775 Crosshill Blvd. Suite 104 Jacksonville, FL 32222

Salida: 5330 Pirrone Road Salida, CA 95368

Pleasant Grove: 2174 West Grove Parkway Pleasant Grove, UT 84062

Kapolei: Kapolei Building 1001 Kamokila Blvd Kapolei, HI 96707

Santa Teresa: 1270 Country Club Road Santa Teresa, NM 88008

Clearfield: 1366 Legend Hills Drive Clearfield, UT 84015

Albuquerque: 7471 Pan American West Freeway NE Albuquerque, NM 87109

Ontario: 3110 E. Guasti Road Ontario, CA 91761

Bakersfield: 4900 California Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93309

Tucson: 555 E. River Road Tucson, AZ 85704

Beale AFB: 17849 16 Street Beale AFB, CA 95903

Sacramento: 1760 Creekside Oaks Drive Suite 100 Sacramento, CA 95833

Murrieta: 25240 Hancock Avenue Murrieta, CA 92562

Visalia: 301 East Acequia Ave Visalia, CA 93291

San Diego: 3870 Murphy Canyon Road, Suite 310 San Diego, CA 92123

Fort Lauderdale: 550 W. Cypress Creek Road Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Salt Lake City: 5373 S Green Street Suite 300 Salt Lake City, UT 84123

Dallas: 12400 Coit Road Suite 200 Dallas, TX 75251

Jersey City: 100 Town Square Place Suite 305 Jersey City, NJ 07310

Livermore: 2481 Constitution Drive Livermore, CA 94551

Austin: 10801-2 N Mo Pac Expressway Suite 300 Austin, TX 78759

Temple Terrace: 12802 Tampa Oaks Boulevard Suite 200 Temple Terrace, FL 33637

Westminster: 8700 Turnpike Drive Westminster, CO 80030

Killeen: 902 West Central Texas Expressway Suite 300 Killeen, TX 76541

Honolulu: 745 Fort Street Suite 2000 Honolulu, HI 96813

Spring: 24624 Interstate 45 Spring, TX 77386

Yuma: 899 East Plaza Circle Yuma, AZ 85365

Virginia Beach: 150 Central Park Avenue Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Oakland: 1200 Clay Street Oakland, CA 94612

Southfield: 26261 Evergreen Road Southfield, MI 48076

Woodland Hills: 5955 DeSoto Ave Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Charlotte: 3800 Arco Corporate Drive Suite 100 Charlotte, NC 28273

Raleigh: 5511 Capital Center Drive Suite 390 Raleigh, NC 27606

Salem: 670 Hawthorne Ave. S.E. Salem, OR 97301

Pasadena: 299 N. Euclid Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101

Fairfield: 5253 Business Center Drive Fairfield, CA 94534

Lancaster: 1220 W. Avenue J Lancaster, CA 93534

Lathrop: 17000 S. Harlan Road Lathrop, CA 95330

Tigard: 13221 SW 68th Parkway Suite 500 Tigard, OR 97223

San Antonio: 8200 West Interstate 10 Suite 910 San Antonio, TX 78230

Lone Tree: 10004 Park Meadows Drive Lone Tree, CO 80124

San Bernardino: 451 E. Vanderbilt Way Suite 100 San Bernardino, CA 92408

Palm Desert: 75153 Merle Dr. Palm Desert, CA 92211

Los Angeles: 14320 Firestone Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90038

Diamond Bar: 1370 S. Valley Vista Dr. Diamond Bar, CA 91765

Henderson: 7777 Eastgate Road Henderson, NV 89011

Greenbelt: 7852 Walker Dr Greenbelt, MD 20770

San Marcos: 277 Rancheros Drive San Marcos, CA 92069

Gardena: 1515 W. 190th Gardena, CA 90248

San Jose: 3590 N. First St San Jose, CA 95134

Rogers: 903 North 47th Street Suite 104 Rogers, AR 72756

Greenwood: 3209 West Smith Valley Road Suite 214 & 215 Greenwood, IN 46142

Earn a respected bachelor's degree, master's degree, or Ph.D. online at Walden University.

Programs : D.B.A. - Entrepreneurship, D.B.A. - Technology Entrepreneurship, M.B.A. in Entrepreneurship and Small Busines, and more..

Campus Locations :

: , CA

Career-focused education for real‐world results.

Programs : Bachelor's - Business Administration - Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship, Bachelor's - Management, Bachelor's - Technical Management, and more..

Campus Locations :

Chicago: Chicago, IL

San Diego: 2655 Camino Del Rio North Suite 201 San Diego, CA 92108

Columbus: 1350 Alum Creek Drive Columbus, OH 43209

Tampa: 6700 Lakeview Center Drive Suite 150 Tampa, FL 33619

Merrillville: 1000 East 80th Place Ste. 222 Mall Merrillville, IN 46410

Oxnard: 300 E. Esplanade Dr., Suite 100, Oxnard, CA 93036

Dayton: 3610 Pentagon Blvd. Ste. 100 Dayton, OH 45431

Downers Grove: Highland Landmark V 3005 Highland Pkwy. Ste. 100 Downers Grove, IL 60515

Nashville: 3343 Perimeter Hill Drive Suite 200 Nashville, TN 37211

Jacksonville: 5200 Belfort Road Ste. 175 Jacksonville, FL 32256

Tinley Park: 18624 West Creek Drive Tinley Park, IL 60477

Addison: 1221 North Swift Road Addison, IL 60101

Orlando: 4000 Millenia Blvd. Orlando, FL 32839

Glendale: 6751 N. Sunset Blvd. Ste. 104 Glendale, AZ 85305

Stockbridge: 675 Southcrest Parkway Stockbridge, GA 30281

North Brunswick: 630 US Highway One North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Cincinnati: 8800 Governor's Hill Drive Cincinnati, OH 45249

Arlington: 2405 Crystal City Dr. Arlington, VA 22202

Naperville: 2056 Westings Ave. Suite 40 Naperville, IL 60563

Pomona: 901 Corporate Center Dr. Pomona, CA 91768

Elgin: Randall Point 2250 Point Blvd. Suite 250 Elgin, IL 60123

Decatur: One West Court Square Ste 100 Decatur, GA 30030

Morrisville: 1600 Perimeter Park Drive Suite 100 Morrisville, NC 27560

Alhambra: 1000 S. Fremont Ave. Alhambra, CA 91803

Colton: 1090 E Washington St Colton, CA 92324

Independence: 6000 Lombardo Center Suite 200 Independence, OH 44131

Phoenix: 2149 W. Dunlap Phoenix, AZ 85021

Gurnee: 1075 Tri-State Pkwy. Ste. 800 Gurnee, IL 60031

Chesapeake: 1317 Executive Blvd. Suite 100 Chesapeake, VA 23320

Palmdale: One 39115 Trade Center Dr. Ste. 100 Palmdale, CA 93551

San Antonio: 1919 NW Loop 410 Suite 150 San Antonio, TX 78213

Austin: 11044 Research Blvd Suite B100 Austin, TX 78759

Paramus: 35 Plaza Professional Center 81 Rte. 4 W. Ste. 102 Paramus, NJ 07652

Alpharetta: 2555 Northwinds Pkwy. Alpharetta, GA 30009

Rego Park: 99-21 Queens Blvd. Rego Park, NY 11374

Manassas: 10432 Balls Ford Road Suite 150 Manassas, VA 20109

Mesa: 1201 South Alma School Road Suite 5450 Mesa, AZ 85210

Charlotte: 2015 Ayrsley Town Blvd. Suite 109 Charlotte, NC 28273

Sherman Oaks: 15301 Ventura Blvd B-100 Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Saint Louis: 11830 Westline Industrial Dr. Suite 550 Saint Louis, MO 63146

Atlanta: 100 Galleria Parkway SE Suite 100 Atlanta, GA 30339

New York: 180 Madison Ave. Suite 900 New York, NY 10016

Anaheim: 1900 S. State College Blvd. Suite 150 Anaheim, CA 92806

Cherry Hill: 921 Haddonfield Road Ste. D Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Duluth: 3505 Koger Blvd. Suite 170 Duluth, GA 30096

Long Beach: 3880 Kilroy Airport Way Long Beach, CA 90806

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

Programs : AASBA -Entrepreneurship, AAS in Business Administration - Small Business Management, MS in Management - Leadership, and more..

Campus Locations :

Fort Lauderdale: 6301 Kaplan University Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Capella provides a flexible online learning environment designed for working adults who want to advance in their profession.

Programs : MBA - Entrepreneurship (ACBSP-accredited), DBA - Leadership, MS - Leadership (ACBSP-accredited), and more..

Campus Locations :

Minneapolis: Capella Tower 225 South 6th Street, 9th Floor Minneapolis, MN 55402

Experience an education that helps you realize your potential in a way that fits you best. Request more information about Post University today.  

Programs : B.S. in Management - Entrepreneurship, B.S. in Business Administration - Entrepreneurship, A.S. in Management, and more..

Campus Locations :

Waterbury: 800 Country Club Rd. Waterbury, CT 06723

Everest University Online, a Division of Everest University, makes career training convenient and accessible. With courses tailored for working students and others who need a more flexible class schedule, Everest University Online allows students to learn from home and offers the same well-respected curriculum available at a traditional campus.

Programs : Applied Management (Associate's), Business (Associate's), Business (Bachelor's), and more..

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Santa Ana: Santa Ana, CA

Prepare for an exciting career in the applied social sciences at Alliant International University.

Programs : Master of Business Administration, and more..

Campus Locations :

San Diego: 10455 Pomerado Road San Diego, CA 92131

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