Business & Economics Degree Department | Business Management/Entrepreneurship

Business Management/Entrepreneurship

Contact Person: Robin Bagent
Office Location: John C. Hepworth Higher Education Center 165
Direct Phone: 208-732-6392

Program Application Form Applying to this program is a separate application process from applying to the College. You should not declare this program as your major until admitted.

Business Management/Entrepreneurship Program Checklist (being updated)

Program Description

The Business Management and Entrepreneurship Curriculum is a technical program resulting in an Associate of Applied Science. The program provides students with the skills necessary to own and operate their own business or to assume manager level positions. The one-year Business Management Technical Certificate is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge to become successful at the management level in retail operations. This certificate meets the requirements of the WAFC-endorsed Retail Management Certificate and is supported by the Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC).

This degree is designed for students wishing to directly enter the workforce. It is not designed to transfer to a four-year institution for Bachelor of Science programs, although some courses are transferable. Students who wish to transfer coursework are strongly encouraged to work closely with their CSI advisor to develop a transfer plan. This program does allow students to transfer to Boise State University for their Bachelor of Applied Science program, but as with the Bachelor of Science transfer program, students are strongly encouraged to work with their CSI advisor for preparation.

All classes in the program can be completed online, although not all classes are offered online every term.

Entrance Requirements

Placement into the Business Management/Entrepreneurship program is on a “first-come, first-accepted” basis, provided the potential student has met the College of Southern Idaho’s admission requirements and,

1. completed the CSI general application form.
2. completed COMPASS placement testing.
3. completed the Business Management/Entrepreneurship application form.
4. met with, or talked with, the Program advisor before registering for classes.
5. completed the Major Change Form available online in the MyCSI website area.

    • Sign into MyCSI
    • Click on Records and Registration
    • Click on Change of Major (bottom left)
    • Select Business Mgmt Entrepreneurship AAS (degree) or Business Mgmt Entrepreneurship TC (one year certificate)
    • Click Submit

Program Overview

If you are creative, work well with others, and tend to be a problem solver, the Business Management/Entrepreneurship program might be right for you!

Graduates of this program are positioned to jump directly into the “business world” to start their own small business or apply for a wide variety of careers in business management. Entry level positions include management trainee, customer service, retail/wholesale/manufacturing sales representative, and positions in general business. Program curriculum prepares students to advance personally in the business organization while contributing to the company’s goals and objectives.

Students learn about the modern business environment, the functional areas of business, business law, and basic concepts of the business world. Students gain general management skills that prepare them for work in a variety of organizations, including public and private, for-profit and non-profit.

Fast Facts

  • Nearly 7 out of 10 business students are interested in owning their own business.
  • Over 75% of teens say they would like to start their own business; 25% of these say they would like to start a retail business.
  • One out of two nation's businesses are operated from home.
  • On average, small-business owners work 52 hours per week.
  • Over 47% of small business owners use the internet to market or advertise their business.
  • Minority-owned businesses account for $591 billion in revenues.
  • Minorities own 15.1 percent of all U.S. businesses, or more than 3 million firms, and 99 percent of these firms are small businesses.
  • Women own 10.4 million businesses in the United States (nearly 50 percent), generating $1.9 trillion in sales.
  • Women employ 12.8 million workers (that's one in every seven employees).
  • Seventy-five percent of all firms do not have employees.

(Sources: Score, Inc., Accounting Web, SMBTN)