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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..

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

Phoenix: 3300 W Camelback Road Phoenix, AZ 85017

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..

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

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..

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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..

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Online: Online, KY

Chicago: 203 N LaSalle St Chicago, IL 60601

Atlanta: 2600 Century Center Atlanta, GA 30345

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

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

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

Cordova: 65 Germantown Court Suite 100 Cordova, TN 38018

Warrenville: 4525 Weaver Parkway Warrenville, IL 60555

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

Renton: 900 SW 16th Street Renton, WA 98057

Columbus: 7200 North Lake Drive Columbus, GA 31909

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

Metairie: 1 Galleria Blvd. Metairie, LA 70001

Hollywood: 2400 SW 145th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33027

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

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

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

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

Augusta: 3150 Perimeter Parkway Augusta, GA 30909

Braintree: 100 Grossman Drive Suite 201 Braintree, MA 02184

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

Schaumburg: 1500 McConnor Parkway Suite 700 Schaumburg, IL 60173

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

Nashville: 616 Marriott Drive Suite 150 Nashville, TN 37214

Indianapolis: 7999 Knue Road Suite 150 Indianapolis, IN 46250

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

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

Guaynabo: B7 Calle Tabonuco Suite 700 Guaynabo, PR 00968

Arlington: 1800 South Bell Street Arlington, VA 22202

Independence: 5005 Rockside Road Suite 130 Independence, OH 44131

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Phoenix: Phoenix, AP

Lathrop: 17000 S. Harlan Road Lathrop, CA 95330

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

Miami: 11410 NW 20th Street Miami, FL 33172

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

Ontario: 3110 E. Guasti Road Ontario, CA 91761

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

Tucson: 555 E. River Road Tucson, AZ 85704

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

Gardena: 1515 W. 190th Gardena, CA 90248

Yuma: 899 East Plaza Circle Yuma, AZ 85365

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

Salida: 5330 Pirrone Road Salida, CA 95368

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

Clearfield: 1366 Legend Hills Drive Clearfield, UT 84015

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

Houston: 11451 Katy Freeway Suite 100 Houston, TX 77079

Oakland: 1200 Clay Street Oakland, CA 94612

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

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

Bakersfield: 4900 California Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93309

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

Henderson: 7777 Eastgate Road Henderson, NV 89011

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

Lancaster: 1220 W. Avenue J Lancaster, CA 93534

Dallas: 12400 Coit Road Suite 200 Dallas, TX 75251

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

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

Greenbelt: 7852 Walker Dr Greenbelt, MD 20770

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

Southfield: 26261 Evergreen Road Southfield, MI 48076

Kapolei: Kapolei Building 1001 Kamokila Blvd Kapolei, HI 96707

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

Livermore: 2481 Constitution Drive Livermore, CA 94551

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

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

Honolulu: 745 Fort Street Suite 2000 Honolulu, HI 96813

Visalia: 301 East Acequia Ave Visalia, CA 93291

Charlotte: 10925 David Taylor Drive Charlotte, NC 28262

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

Spring: 24624 Interstate 45 Spring, TX 77386

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

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

Murrieta: 25240 Hancock Avenue Murrieta, CA 92562

Jacksonville: 4500 Salisbury Road Suite 200 Jacksonville, FL 32216

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

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

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

Westminster: 8700 Turnpike Drive Westminster, CO 80030

Pasadena: 299 N. Euclid Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101

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

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

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

San Marcos: 277 Rancheros Drive San Marcos, CA 92069

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

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

Fairfield: 5253 Business Center Drive Fairfield, CA 94534

Woodland Hills: 5955 DeSoto Ave Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Beale AFB: 17849 16 Street Beale AFB, CA 95903

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

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..

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

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

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

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

Alpharetta: 2555 Northwinds Pkwy. Alpharetta, GA 30009

Stockbridge: 675 Southcrest Parkway Stockbridge, GA 30281

Columbus: 1350 Alum Creek Drive Columbus, OH 43209

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

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

Orlando: 4000 Millenia Blvd. Orlando, FL 32839

Austin: 11044 Research Blvd Suite B100 Austin, TX 78759

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Phoenix: 2149 W. Dunlap Phoenix, AZ 85021

Tampa: 3030 North Rocky Point Drive West Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33607

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

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

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

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

Colton: 1090 E Washington St Colton, CA 92324

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

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

Arlington: 2405 Crystal City Dr. Arlington, VA 22202

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

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

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

Independence: 6000 Lombardo Center Suite 200 Independence, OH 44131

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pomona: 901 Corporate Center Dr. Pomona, CA 91768

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

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

Addison: 1221 North Swift Road Addison, IL 60101

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..

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Waterbury: 800 Country Club Rd. Waterbury, CT 06723

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..

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

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..

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Colorado Springs: 4435 North Chestnut Street Suite E Colorado Springs, CO 80907

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..

Campus Locations :

Santa Ana: Santa Ana, CA

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