Entrepreneurship - Curriculum

The Entrepreneurship curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and the skills necessary for employment and growth as self-employed business owners.

Course work includes developing a student’s ability to make informed decisions as future business owners. Courses include entrepreneurial concepts learned in innovation and creativity, business funding, and marketing. Additional course work includes computers and economics.

Through these skills, students will have a sound education base in entrepreneurship for lifelong learning. Graduates are prepared to be self-employed and open their own businesses.

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Entrepreneurship - Program Outcomes

Entrepreneurship Program Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate a fundamental comprehension of business opportunity evaluation.
  • Students will design and develop a comprehensive business plan to start a small business.
  • Students will design and develop a comprehensive small business marketing plan by using appropriate marketing strategies.
  • Students will identify the most recognized sources of potential funding and financing for business start-ups and/or expansion.
  • Students will demonstrate basic computer proficiency, including the use of word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet software packages.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge how to use social media and the internet to promote their small business.
  • Students will compile and prepare accurate financial information for tax compliance and informed business decisions.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of the legal and ethical environment impacting business organizations and exhibit an understanding and appreciation of the ethical implications of decisions.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of current information, theories and models, and techniques and practices in all of the major business disciplines including the general areas of Accounting and Finance, Information Technologies, Management, Marketing, and Quantitative Analysis.

Entrepreneurship - Contact


Dr. Johnica Ellis-Kiser

Program Chair - Business Administration


Office 455, Havens Building, Tarboro Campus
(252) 823-5166, ext. 242