To learn more, visit: https://www.morainepark.edu/academics/programs/small-business-entrepreneurship/
Program Number: 10-145-1
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus: Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, West Bend, Online
This program is eligible for financial aid
Whether you’re currently operating a start-up, or looking to get your business up and running, learn the strategies you need to take your business to the next level in the Small Business Entrepreneurship associate degree at Moraine Park Technical College.
About the Program
Being an entrepreneur takes courage and creativity. It takes a commitment to learning, the courage to try new things, permission to fail, and the determination to get back up and brush yourself off when you do. But mostly it simply requires the passion to keep pushing forward to achieve your dream.
The Small Business Entrepreneurship degree at Moraine Park will help you do just that and is designed to help entrepreneurs explore all aspects of small business start-up and operation.
What You’ll Learn
The entrepreneurship courses provide new and current entrepreneurs with hands-on training in business planning, financing, marketing, customer service, financial management and business communications. Students will gain experience pitching their innovative ideas. Students also learn how to allocate resources to achieve organizational goals and manage employees with diverse skillsets.
Earn credits at MPTC and transfer to a four-year college to earn your bachelor’s degree.
Visit the Transfer to a Four-Year College page for more information on credit transfer agreements between Moraine Park and four-year colleges, both public and private.
Standard Admissions steps details
Credit for Prior Learning
Earn college credit outside the classroom through Moraine Park’s Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) opportunities. Credit opportunities are available for:
- Previous college coursework from prior institutions
- Military training and experience
- Passing of MPTC or national exams
- Skills or knowledge developed on the job or through other life experiences
Visit MPTC’s Credit for Prior Learning page for more information.
- $146.20 per credit (resident)
- $219.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)
Associate of Arts/Associate of Science
- $188.90 per credit (resident)
- $283.35 per credit (out-of-state resident)
Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
- $4.50 minimum per course Material Fee
- $12.50 per-credit Supplemental Fee for Undergraduate courses
- $10 minimum per credit Online Course Fee (Fee suspended for 2023-2024)
- $4.50 per term mandatory Student Accident Insurance Fee
Please refer to Tuition & Fee Information for additional enrollment fee information.
Financial Aid is available for associate degree and technical diploma programs (those that are 2 semesters in length and typically with 28 credits or more). Processing can take 4-5 weeks after a student's completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is received. Visit the Financial Aid page to learn more.
While attending Moraine Park during the 2023-24 school year, your estimated cost of attendance for one full year includes tuition of $4,375 (15 credits for fall and spring semester), fees of $338, food and housing of $4,052 (if living with parents, $9,614 if living on your own), books and supplies of $2,061, personal expenses of $2,245, and transportation of $2,007 for a total of $15,161. Your direct costs (those costs paid directly to the college) include tuition & fees. The indirect costs (costs not paid to the college) can vary from individual to individual and your own personal needs.
Earn a certificate and associate degree along this pathway. Start with some courses for entry-level employment, and continue with additional courses for higher wages and job advancement.
Graduates learn the business management skills essential to the continued success of their entrepreneurial endeavors. The courses are diversified, and every attempt is made to address the specific business needs of students.
- Small Business Owner
Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates