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In the “Real World” You Can Be Your Own Boss… Let Sinclair Help You Succeed

At Sinclair, we work to educate and prepare you to enter the workforce with our educational and professional development programs. All of our academic programs emphasize your strength, knowledge and professional independence. However, the entrepreneurial programs offered provide a much greater focus on the characteristics of business success.

This program might be for you if:

  • You enjoy working independently.
  • You often take risks and work hard to succeed.
  • You currently have or are interested in starting your own business.
  • You would like to gain experience in a variety of small business functions.

By learning the foundations of business, this well-rounded program will help prepare you to start your own business, develop a business plan, and obtain business loans.

There are numbers of business opportunities for entrepreneurs. Most often, those who study this concentration intend to start their own small businesses. However, entrepreneurs are not limited to just self-employment. Many small “entrepreneurial” firms also hire like-minded employees that can understand and thrive in the higher risk environment of a small enterprise.

Certificate Programs

General Certificates


This program prepares existing or potential entrepreneurs in wide variety of small business functions. In addition to traditional management courses, the following key areas are emphasized for entrepreneurs: entrepreneurial management, small business marketing, small business finance, and business plan development.

Interested in learning more about this certificate program?

Already know the program that is right for you?

Fill out an online admissions application to get started or visit the Sinclair Admissions Web site to find out more.

Degree Programs

Associate of Applied Science - Business Management Entrepreneurship Concentration

Entrepreneurship is a focused concentration within the business management program—a program fully accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), a specialized accreditation recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation.

By focusing on entrepreneurship, you are better prepared in a wide variety of small business functions. In addition to general education courses and traditional management courses, you will learn about opportunity analysis, becoming an entrepreneur, organizational structure, marketing plan development, financial plan development and complete business plan development.

Interested in learning more about this degree program?

Already know the program that is right for you?

Fill out an online admissions application to get started or visit the Sinclair Admissions Web site to find out more.

Transfer Opportunities

Make the most of your education by starting at Sinclair Community College. Our quality programs and low tuition make it a great place to start even if you intend to further your education beyond an associate degree or certificate. You would be surprised at the money you could save by completing your first two years of study at Sinclair—just take a look at our low tuition and see the savings for yourself. You can also learn more by visiting Sinclair’s Transfer Web site »

Articulation & Transfer Agreements

Sinclair works directly with many four-year schools in Ohio and beyond to ensure the college credit you earn will transfer easily to those schools. By developing articulation agreements, formal agreements between colleges detailing the recognition of college credit between the schools, you will know you are meeting the requirements needed at the four-year school of your choice. Learn more about articulation and transfer »

Business Management Agreements

Sinclair Community College has worked to develop program-specific agreements to assist you in a more seamless process when transferring from a specific Sinclair degree program to a bachelor’s degree program in the same area of study.

Programs & Articulation Agreements

Business Administration, Associate of Applied Science

Articulation agreements are in place for transfer to:

  • Central State Univ.
  • Morehead State Univ.
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Dayton
  • Wright State Univ.
  • Urbana University
  • Wilberforce University
  • Xavier University

Transferring Individual Classes

In addition to transferring with a degree, college credit for many courses, including those in the business management area, are accepted at other colleges and universities. Learn more about course equivalency »

General Agreements

While at Sinclair, if you plan to complete any associate degree program, there are agreements in place to help you easily transfer into a variety of bachelor’s degree completion programs.

Your transfer opportunities
may include:

  • Antioch University McGregor
  • Franklin University
  • Kaplan University
  • Ohio Dominican University
  • Ohio University
  • Purdue University
  • Strayer University
  • Wilberforce University
  • Wright State University
  • and more…

View articulation agreements »

Ohio Transfer Module

The Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science degree programs fulfill the requirements for the Ohio Transfer Module at other public colleges and universities. Students in applied associate degree programs may complete some individual transfer module courses within their degree program or continue beyond their program to complete the entire transfer module.

Upon completion of the Ohio Transfer Module, students will be able to enter most Ohio four-year colleges and universities as a junior with your general education requirements completed. Find out more about the Ohio Transfer Module…

Please Note: Sinclair continues to work with other colleges and universities to provide more opportunities through new articulation and transfer agreements. Please consult with an academic advisor for the most up-to-date information.

Related Programs

Sinclair Community College offers a wide variety of certificate and degree programs. With so many to choose from, we are sure that you can find a program that suits your needs. If you are interested in the entrepreneurial and business programs, you might also be interested in learning more about these programs at Sinclair: