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If you’re looking to start or expand a small business, Anne Arundel Community College’s Entrepreneurship program can provide the tools you need to be successful.

You’ll be taught by entrepreneurs and business executives who bring tremendous expertise to the classroom and relevance to your business interests. You’ll have access to a number of advisors and mentors as well as the opportunity to compete for seed funds and large scholarships. With courses offered during the day, at night, online or in a hybrid format, we can accommodate even the busiest schedule. Our graduates are frequently recruited by firms seeking new employees with entrepreneurial vision and many also start their own businesses or transfer to a four-year college or university.

Career Degrees

AACC offers the following Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees. The state of Maryland refers to the A.A.S. as a career degree, because it's intended to provide you with skills to enter the workforce. In some cases, AACC has entered into transfer agreements that allow these degrees to transfer to select colleges. A list of active agreements may be found on this website. You can also learn more about transferring from AACC to continue your education.

Entrepreneurship, A.A.S.

You’ll sharpen your entrepreneurial thinking skills while developing a set of tools to help you launch your own business. You’ll learn how to develop a business plan, obtain resources, manage finances, select employees, capitalize on international opportunities and so much more. Our graduates are often sought after by companies seeking to improve productivity through innovation and creative problem-solving.


Credit Certificate

The following certificates prepare students for employment and feed into the A.A.S. degree, if desired:


Learn the basics of accounting, sales and marketing while sharpening your entrepreneurial thinking skills. All businesses need managers who can identify opportunities, obtain resources, plan, organize and direct work to accomplish goals. By the time you finish the certificate, you’ll be ready to start your own business, work with others to identify opportunities, join entrepreneurial ventures or work for an established organization.


Entrepreneurship for Licensed Professionals

If you work in a licensed profession and want to learn more about becoming a business owner, then this program is for you. You will be trained in the basics of entrepreneurship and business ownership. You will learn and apply innovative problem-solving techniques which are valuable to skilled trades and licensed professionals who wish to transition from being employees to business owners.


Construction Management Entrepreneurship

Prepare to launch and operate your own construction venture or take a leadership role in an existing construction firm or related business. Our Construction Management Entrepreneurship students are often in demand by growth-driven companies which value innovation and creative problem-solving.


Retail Management

You'll learn the various functions of running a retail store, which includes sales and customer service, accounting, supervision of employees and use of the latest business software.


Interested in Transfer?

If you're interested in earning a four-year degree and want to study this subject, Transfer Studies may be your solution. This distinctive degree is designed to let you choose an area of concentration (or major), while completing your state of Maryland general education requirements.

Transfer Studies, A.A.

The Transfer Studies, A.A. allows you to explore different subjects or concentrate on a specific course plan that will best meet your in-state (and even some out-of-state) transfer goals. If you hope to transfer to a specific program or school, one of our advisors can help structure your AACC studies specifically for that purpose. The result? You get a well-rounded associate degree preparing you for further studies and successful career. 

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What can you do with a degree in entrepreneurship?

Many of our alumni build their own successful businesses. But the entrepreneurial thinking, professionalism and business acumen our program develops makes our graduates sought-after recruits by a number of firms, both large and small, in areas such as sales and marketing. For outlook information about specific careers, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Related Studies

If Entrepreneurship sounds appealing, but you’d like to compare it to other offerings, see if one of these is a better fit.


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Entrepreneurs Scholarship

You may qualify for a business scholarship of up to $12,000!

Learn about the AACC Entrepreneurs Scholarship.

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