Creating a business from scratch or taking over a family business are part of the entrepreneurship business. The intricate tasks of delegating responsibilities, social awareness, public responsibility as well as following legal and industry standards, is part of the education students will gain from McKinley’s Associate's degree program. The Entrepreneurship degree option will give students the opportunity to earn a valuable education while still fulfilling current career and family obligations. The flexible online format is designed with the working professional in mind, and offers students the advanced curriculum to apply towards careers and community involvements.
The curriculum is designed to prepare graduates for careers in individual business and give graduates the foundation of a formally trained, professional. Earning an Associate's degree is one step students can take in the higher education path. The focused courses will lay the foundation for further educational goals in the pursuit of earning a Bachelor or Master’s degree at another institution.
The core business courses cover topics of accounting, finance, marketing, economics, business law, strategic planning, and ethics. These courses will give students the needed understanding of business functions to with a significant knowledge and skill to become an entrepreneur in any industry. Students will be able to study courses through interactive online programs, with industry involved faculty members.
Degree Level: Associate
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Accreditation & Licensing
Distance Education Accrediting Council
McKinley College originally began through its parent company, Weston Distance Learning in 1981, in response to a growing demand for “high-quality and affordable degree-granting distance education” targeting the adult sector. Founded in 2006, Weston leadership opened McKinley College in order to reach a demographic beyond the typical physical campus, to include professionals seeking career moves, work-from-home individuals, along with military personnel and retirees looking for new challenges.
Programs are taught by qualified instructors with “advanced degrees in their subject areas” and all course materials are subjected to “academic review” for approval. McKinley offers individualized scheduling and most students can complete their associate’s degree in sixteen months. Furthermore, McKinley College retains articulation agreements with select schools for students planning to further pursue a bachelor’s degree.
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