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Frequently Asked Questions


Small Business/Entrepreneurship (SBE) is a dynamic major of vision, change and innovation. Learn how to build entrepreneurial skills to start a business or upgrade an existing business while enhancing your career success in any industry. Whether it is a side gig, launching a startup or adding to the talents you bring to a career, SBE can support your goals.

How does this program differ from the other Business Department programs?

The Small Business/Entrepreneurship degree stands out as a major for doers and those interested in working for dynamic companies. This fast-growing field gives students the knowledge and skills to turn their ideas into reality – whether working for yourself or another organization.

What does the Small Business/Entrepreneurship program have in common with the other BMCC business programs—will students have similar basic preparation?

The preparatory courses for the existing business management degree and the SBE degree are similar. The common core allows someone to continue on at another 4 year college studying subjects such as marketing, HR, general business, accounting, or public relations. An SBE graduate will learn that their creativity and ability to present new ideas clearly can be used in nearly every career.

What kind of B.A. Programs can SBEl students go into to continue their studies?

SBE graduates can receive a BA in entrepreneurship from York College (PDF) or Medgar Evers College.

If students decide they don’t want to focus on entrepreneurial work after two years, will they have the preparation to continue in another type of business program?

The preparatory courses for the existing business management degree and the SBE degree are similar. The allows someone to continue on at another 4 year college studying subjects such as marketing, HR, general business, accounting, or public relations. An SBE graduate will learn that their creativity and ability to present new ideas clearly can be used in nearly every career.

Can a non-business major take one of the entrepreneurial courses (for instance, a music or art student, video arts and technology student, etc.?

We welcome any major who wants to take SBE100. We are working to update the co-requisite of SBE 100 and 400. In the meantime, you can approach the business management department for an exception for any non-business major. Entrepreneurship is an exceptional skill for every major from music to health/fitness, or from writing to science.

What are some possible careers for SBE students?

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