Jul 09, 2020  
2018-19 College Catalog 
2018-19 College Catalog [ARCHIVED]

Entrepreneurship Major Information

The Entrepreneurship Major has been developed for those students who desire to own their own, or work within the small business environment. Our E-Ship program has been structured to include coursework that will develop the student’s foundational business knowledge so that they can successfully compete in the small business environment. The program also concentrates on the core business functions by way of small business examples, applications and opportunities. Once the student has completed the E-Ship core course work, they will then as a final requirement, create their own all important business plan (and defend this plan) in the program capstone course.

Department of Business Technologies


Toledo-area Campus

Phone Number


Libby King, Chair Heritage Hall 106M (567) 661-2142 elizabeth_king2@owens.edu
Ann D. Theis, Dean Heritage Hall 106Y (567) 661-7280 ann_theis@owens.edu


Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) through February 15, 2022.  For more information concerning accreditation standards contact the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), 11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park, Kansas, 66213, phone number 913-339-9356, web address  www.acbsp.org.

Student Learning Outcomes

Student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the capacity to identify and acquire the resources needed for the creation and implementation of a new small business venture.  These resources would include:  financial, human resources, and managerial skills and experience. 
  • Develop the personal skills needed to successfully work in, manage, or lead a small business.
  • Prepare accurate financial statements for a start-up small business.
  • Develop a strategic marketing plan for start-up small businesses.
  • Research and produce a comprehensive strategic business plan for a start-up small business.
  • Develop a comprehensive operational plan for a start-up small business.
  • Develop the computer and technology skills to support managing a small business. 

Transfer Information

Students who wish to transfer to a four-year program in business should consider the Business Administration Concentration, AS (Owens Code: BUAC) .  The  associate of science degree program provides the basic curriculum needed for the first two years of a bachelor’s degree in business.  This program is transfer-oriented and is ideal for aspiring business students who intend on transferring from Owens Community College to a college or university setting.