Jun 19, 2024  
2020-21 College Catalog 
2020-21 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 Campus



Dr. Michael Pfahl, Dean Heritage Hall 106Y (567) 661-7270    michael_pfahl@owens.edu
Libby King, Chair Heritage Hall 106M (567) 661-2142 elizabeth_king2@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:

  • Identify the resources needed for the creation and implementation of a new small business venture.
  • Demonstrate professional skills to manage a small business.
  • Prepare accurate financial statements for a start-up business.
  • Demonstrate mastery of online, offline, and hybrid / integrated marketing techniques.
  • Demonstrate an ability to synthesize various business elements into a business plan.
  • Demonstrate 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 Transfer Pathway, AS (Owens Code: BUTP) .  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.