Program Overview

Gateway Technical College offers a Small Business Entrepreneurship Diploma that is designed for students who wish to become successful entrepreneurs in the field of business. Students will acquire the knowledge and methods they may need to start and run a small business. Entrepreneurs need to have a wide range of knowledge and a deep understanding of business fundamentals in order to operate small businesses. Students will learn how to develop business and marketing plans that may be applied to their future business. Communication, job seeking, critical thinking, teamwork, leadership, problem solving, and decision-making are a few of the many skills that are developed through this program. The purpose of this program is to educate enrolled students and help them reach their goals in starting or running a business. Students will also have the opportunity to be mentored by individuals from local small businesses in order to give them a perspective of the realities of business ownership.

The Small Business Entrepreneurship Diploma consists of 33 credit hours that may be completed in two semesters. Core course topics that will be explored include marketing, microeconomics, business purchasing,, and much more. All topics that students will explore during this program ensure that students will be well equipped to run a small business.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Diploma

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


    Official high school, GED, or HSED transcript. Complete reading, writing, and math skills placement assessments.

    School Overview

    Gateway Technical College prepares students for rewarding careers through more than 65 education programs for health, business, manufacturing, engineering, and service careers. Students can enroll in an associate degree or technical diploma programs as well as expand their skills with an advanced technical certificate. The majority of Gateway's core program courses begin with learning and then applying that knowledge in a lab setting and then to real-world projects. Gateway offers numerous online and on-demand courses allowing students to customize their learning experience, working around their schedule.


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