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Specialization in Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship

Associate of Applied Science

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Start, run and grow your own business

Learn to navigate the risks and rewards of entrepreneurship at TCC

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Want to be your own boss? Are you ready to start, expand or manage a small business – including retail services, family-owned operations and even e-commerce?

Tidewater Community College’s new Associate of Applied Science in Management with Specialization in Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship is designed to help you hit the ground running.

You’ll learn skills that you can apply to your business right now. You can even choose to gain work experience through an internship at a small business near you.

Course work covers theoretical and practical details related to

  • accounting
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • communications
  • marketing
  • small business management
  • financial management

Flexible online course offerings and financial assistance can help even the busiest entrepreneur make it to class.

All of the credits in TCC’s Career Studies Certificate in Small Business Management count toward this  new degree.

Bring your dream of starting a small business to life – today!

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What does this program cost?

You can complete a 2-year associate degree for less than the cost of 1 year at a 4-year college or university.

TCC’s Associate of Applied Science in Management with Specialization in Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship consists of 4 semesters of full-time study, on campus or online. Face-to-face classes are mostly offered at the Chesapeake Campus.

If your schedule doesn't permit full-time attendance, you may also take classes part time.

Estimated Program Cost*:
67 credits x $185.35 per credit = $12,418.45 (not including textbooks and supplies)
*Based on Fall 2018 in-state tuition. Your actual cost may differ.

Where can you go?

Take the skills you learn and build a successful small business – whether it’s a new idea coming to life or an existing enterprise.

Is this program for you?

Yes, if you:

  • have confidence in your skills and abilities
  • have strong interpersonal skills
  • possess excellent organizational skills
  • enjoy leadership positions
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Tuition assistance such as financial aid, scholarships, work-study, grants and loans can help you save money and reduce college debt.

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Earn academic credit by interning with local businesses

Some classes are offered in 8-week sessions, so you get the information you need fast!

Online, day and evening classes are designed for busy students


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