Small Business and Entrepreneurship, AA

Program Code: Business & Entrepreneurship-AA

This program can be completed 100% online. 

Program Description

The Associate of Arts, Small Business and Entrepreneurship degree prepares students to start their own business ventures or act and participate in any size organization with an entrepreneurial spirit. Students who successfully complete this degree will be eligible for transfer to upper division status in the University of Nevada, Reno’s College of Business.

Small Business and Entreqreneurship

Recommended Course Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
COM 113 Fundamentals of Speech Communications 3
ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics 3
English 5 3
ENT 200 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 3
MATH 176 Introductory Calculus for Business and Social Sciences 3
 Semester Total15
2nd semester
ECON 103 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
English 5 3
ENT 230 Financing Your Small Business Venture 3
Fine Arts/Diversity 5 3
Elective 5 3
 Semester Total15
3rd semester
ACC 201 Financial Accounting 3
ECON 261 Principles of Statistics I 3
ENT 280 Entrepreneurship and Business Plan Development 3
Humanities/U.S. and Nevada Constitutions 5 3
Science 5 3
 Semester Total15
4th semester
ACC 202 Managerial Accounting 3
ECON 262 Principles of Statistics II 3
IS 101 Introduction to Information Systems 3
MKT 210 Marketing Principles 3
Science 5 3
 Semester Total15
 Total Units60

See approved General Education list for the AA/AS Degree


See program recommendations or requirements.

Program Requirements

AA/AS degrees are designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university.  

To earn an AA/AS degree, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.)
  2. Complete a minimum of 15 units within the college.
  3. Satisfy General Education requirements for the AA/AS.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
General Education Requirements
Must include ENG 102 or ENG 114 1
Fine Arts3
Theatre: a Cultural Context
American Experiences and Constitutional Change
Introductory Calculus for Business and Social Sciences (or higher)
Social Science3
Principles of Microeconomics
Additional College Requirements
Diversity 2[3]
Theatre: a Cultural Context
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions 2[3]
CH 203American Experiences and Constitutional Change3
or PSC 101 Introduction to American Politics
Degree Requirements
ACC 201Financial Accounting3
ACC 202Managerial Accounting3
COM 113Fundamentals of Speech Communications3
ECON 103Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 261Principles of Statistics I3
ECON 262Principles of Statistics II3
ENT 200Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 33
IS 101Introduction to Information Systems3
MKT 210Marketing Principles3
Select an additional 6 units from the following or any ENT course: 36
Financing Your Small Business Venture
Marketing for Small Business
Entrepreneurship and Business Plan Development
Elective Requirements
Select one of the following:3
College Algebra
Pre-Calculus I
Any ENT course
Total Units60

If you place into ENG 102 or ENG 114, the additional 3 required units will become elective units.


May also count toward degree requirements. Please consult with Academic Advisement.


ENT 200 and the six additional ENT courses in the degree requirements will be accepted toward the Entrepreneurship minor at UNR. Students will need to complete nine additional upper-division credits at UNR to earn the minor. Those upper division credits should be selected by students in conjunction with the UNR program advisor, Mark Pingle (775-784-6634).

Program Outcomes

Students completing the degree will:

PSLO1: Graduate and/or transfer to a four-year institution.

PSLO2: Demonstrate their proficiency and knowledge of the fundamentals of small business management.

PSLO3: Assist in the development of entrepreneurial enterprises in the Reno community.

Transfer Agreements

AA/AS degrees are designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university. General information about general transfer agreements can be found on the Academic Advisement website. Students who intend to transfer to another college or university should speak with a TMCC Academic Advisor and consult with that institution. The transfer institution determines how TMCC courses will transfer. TMCC has agreements with the following institutions towards a bachelor's degree in the same or similar discipline.