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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.

Entrepreneurship


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
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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 :

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

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

Hollywood: 2400 SW 145th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33027

Cordova: 65 Germantown Court Suite 100 Cordova, TN 38018

Warrenville: 4525 Weaver Parkway Warrenville, IL 60555

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

Renton: 900 SW 16th Street Renton, WA 98057

Atlanta: 2600 Century Center Atlanta, GA 30345

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

Chicago: 203 N LaSalle St Chicago, IL 60601

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

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

Independence: 5005 Rockside Road Suite 130 Independence, OH 44131

Indianapolis: 7999 Knue Road Suite 150 Indianapolis, IN 46250

Columbus: 7200 North Lake Drive Columbus, GA 31909

Metairie: 1 Galleria Blvd. Metairie, LA 70001

Schaumburg: 1500 McConnor Parkway Suite 700 Schaumburg, IL 60173

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

Augusta: 3150 Perimeter Parkway Augusta, GA 30909

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

Arlington: 1800 South Bell Street Arlington, VA 22202

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

Nashville: 616 Marriott Drive Suite 150 Nashville, TN 37214

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

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

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

Braintree: 100 Grossman Drive Suite 201 Braintree, MA 02184

Guaynabo: B7 Calle Tabonuco Suite 700 Guaynabo, PR 00968

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

Phoenix: 9520 West Palm Lane Phoenix, AZ 85037

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

Charlotte: 10925 David Taylor Drive Charlotte, NC 28262

Greenbelt: 7852 Walker Dr Greenbelt, MD 20770

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

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

Tucson: 300 South Craycroft Road Tucson, AZ 85711

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

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

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

Southfield: 26261 Evergreen Road Southfield, MI 48076

Miami: 11410 NW 20th Street Miami, FL 33172

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

Fairfield: 5253 Business Center Drive Fairfield, CA 94534

Bakersfield: 4900 California Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93309

Beale AFB: 17849 16 Street Beale AFB, CA 95903

Lancaster: 1220 W. Avenue J Lancaster, CA 93534

San Diego: 3890 Murphy Canyon Road Suite 100 San Diego, CA 92123

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

Livermore: 2481 Constitution Drive Livermore, CA 94551

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

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

Oakland: 1200 Clay Street Oakland, CA 94612

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

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

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

Spring: 24624 Interstate 45 Spring, TX 77386

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

Woodland Hills: 5955 DeSoto Ave Woodland Hills, CA 91367

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

Gardena: 1515 W. 190th Gardena, CA 90248

Visalia: 301 East Acequia Ave Visalia, CA 93291

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

Kapolei: Kapolei Building 1001 Kamokila Blvd Kapolei, HI 96707

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

Henderson: 7777 Eastgate Road Henderson, NV 89011

San Marcos: 277 Rancheros Drive San Marcos, CA 92069

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

Houston: 11451 Katy Freeway Suite 100 Houston, TX 77079

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

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

Westminster: 8700 Turnpike Drive Westminster, CO 80030

Murrieta: 25240 Hancock Avenue Murrieta, CA 92562

Clearfield: 1366 Legend Hills Drive Clearfield, UT 84015

Ontario: 3110 E. Guasti Road Ontario, CA 91761

Honolulu: 745 Fort Street Suite 2000 Honolulu, HI 96813

Dallas: 12400 Coit Road Suite 200 Dallas, TX 75251

Pasadena: 299 N. Euclid Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101

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

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

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

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

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

Yuma: 899 East Plaza Circle Yuma, AZ 85365

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

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

Salida: 5330 Pirrone Road Salida, CA 95368

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

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

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.

Campus Locations : Online

Ready to earn your business degree?

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

Campus Locations : Online

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 : Online

Technology changes everything® You’ve found Ashford University, where school comes to you

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

Campus Locations : Online

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 : Online

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 : Online

Take a new step in your education with Brandman University. We offer 87 different certificate, associate, bachelor's, or master's programs in a wide variety of fields.

Programs : MBA in Entrepreneurship, BBA in Business Administration (Entrepreneurship), MBA in Business Administration (Org Leadership), and more.

Campus Locations :

Visalia: 649 South County Center Drive Visalia, CA 93277

Irvine: 16355 Laguna Canyon Road Irvine, CA 92618

Palm Desert: 42600 Cook St. Suite 134 Palm Desert, CA 92211

Ontario: 3990 Concours Suite 100 Ontario, CA 91764

San Diego: 7460 Mission Valley Rd. San Diego, CA 92108

Kettleman City: 325 Mall Drive Kettleman City, CA 93239

Palmdale: 40015 Sierra Highway Suite B-160 Palmdale, CA 93550

Fairfield: 4820 Business Center Drive Suite 100 Fairfield, CA 94534

Salida: 5222 Pirrone Court Salida, CA 95368

Olympia: 1445 Galaxy Drive NE Suite 201 Olympia, WA 98516

Walnut Creek: 2950 Buskirk Avenue Suite 200 Walnut Creek, CA 94597

Riverside: 3550 Vine Street Suite 200 Riverside, CA 92507

Roseville: 3001 Lava Ridge Court Suite 250 Roseville, CA 95661

Santa Maria: 1300 E. Cypress Street Building A1 Santa Maria, CA 93454

Victorville: 13911 Park Ave Suite 100 Victorville, CA 92392

Monterey: 99 Pacific Street Suite 375-B Monterey, CA 93940

Yuba City: 1275 Tharp Rd Suite B Yuba City, CA 95993

Valencia: 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road Room UCEN 204C Valencia, CA 91355

As an accredited university with online degree programs in five schools, Capella University is committed to helping you accomplish your goals through a high-caliber educational experience.

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

Campus Locations : Online

Specialized, industry-current knowledge and skills for goal-oriented professionals.

Programs : Doctor of Management – Executive Leadership (Executive Format), Master of Science in Management , Doctor of Management – General Concentration (Executive Format), and more.

Campus Locations : Online

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