traditional undergraduate on campus

Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management

Trevecca’s Bachelor of Business Administration in entrepreneurship and small business management prepares students to manage a small business or start their own. This program offers a strong foundation in business, concentrated classes on the unique challenges facing small businesses and incredible opportunities to get hands-on experience in the field.

Program Benefits

  • Learn from faculty who possess high degrees in their fields, who have relevant and valuable real-world experience and who make an effort to know you personally.
  • Enjoy our small class sizes and close-knit campus community.
  • Take advantage of incredible internships and jobs available in the exciting Nashville market.

What to Expect

As a student in Trevecca’s entrepreneurship and small business management program, you’ll gain the knowledge, skills and experience to establish and/or operate a small business. This program is a concentration within our Bachelor of Business Administration degree, so you’ll take core BBA courses in accounting, business and economics, management, finance, business law, business policies, marketing and more. Building on that strong foundation, this concentration gives you specific courses that explore the unique challenges facing small businesses today. You’ll learn about communication, small business marketing, human resource management and information systems. Each course contains practical applications of business administration concepts from the small business perspective to ensure that you are prepared to achieve your goals upon graduation. 

Why Choose Trevecca?

Founded in 1901 and a leader in online education for more than two decades, Trevecca helps students discover and pursue an individual calling by providing innovative instruction; cultivating a supportive, Christ-centered community; and establishing relationships that open doors.

Recognized nationally and locally for academic quality, Trevecca has earned a reputation for providing the world with servant leaders, problem solvers and difference makers. Trevecca’s holistic approach to education encompasses intellectual, social, emotional, physical and spiritual growth.

As a Christian university, we offer programs that explore the ways faith intersects with your field of study. This means you can gain your business degree in a supportive, Christian community with small classroom sizes and engaged faculty members who care about you and your goals.


Course Descriptions

Get details on all the courses you’ll complete as you work toward this degree at Trevecca.

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Financial Aid & Costs

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Career Opportunities

With a BBA in entrepreneurship and small business management, you’ll be ready for a successful and rewarding career. Your degree will position you for roles like these:

  • Small business owner
  • Self-employed professional
  • Entrepreneur 
  • Business manager
  • Marketing manager
  • Sales manager



Course Descriptions

Get details on all the courses you’ll complete as you work toward this degree at Trevecca.

Information Systems in Business
ITI 3600

This course provides a managerial understanding of hardware, software, networking, and database technologies to form a foundation for formulating the value proposition delivered by timely and accurate information. Automation, transaction processing, management information, decision support, business intelligence, and enterprise resource planning systems will all be addressed. In short, students will examine how information systems can be utilized in the management of business knowledge and processes, as well as the potential to contribute to competitive advantage.

Business Communication
BUS 2250

Focuses on the development of the communication skills necessary for effective management. Interpersonal, small group, and organizational communications are considered. Both written and oral communication skills are emphasized.

Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
BUS 2300

Designed to teach the student concepts and skills needed to succeed in an entrepreneurial venture. It will include understanding unique characteristics an entrepreneur should possess, and it will view marketing, economics, finance, accounting, management, communication and legal issues from a small business perspective.

Entrepreneurial Marketing for Small Business
BUS 2410

Marketing today for small business is more dynamic and more challenging than ever before. What should one do when starting a new business? In this course students will learn the successful strategies that often propel successful businesses. From the foundational principles of marketing for a small business to the guerrilla marketing tactics that are employed to help it succeed the student will be involved with the complete range of marketing activities to help a business startup to succeed.

Human Resources Management
BUS 3040/COM 3040

Emphasizes the role of human resources management in an effective organization. Topics include personnel planning, recruitment, selection, training, and performance appraisal, among others.

Small Business Accounting and Finance
BUS 3300

Introduction to basic accounting and finance principles specifically for small businesses. Addresses issues unique to small business owners in managing and reporting business activity as well as in raising funds.

Small Business Practicum
BUS 3510

An onsite practical learning experience with an approved small business where students will spend 110 hours over the course of a semester observing and working with a small business owner.

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
BUS 3600

An in-depth examination of the core business principles involved in the creation and management of a small business including concept development, financing, production, marketing, sales, accounting systems, and management.

Career Internship in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
BUS 4600

Entrepreneur service laboratory (on-the-job experience) under faculty supervision. Maximum of three hours. Graded S/U.

*For a complete list of courses, tracks and other relevant information, view the program's course catalog.