Associate of Science

Associate of Applied Science


Division: Business, Social and Behavioral Science, and Professional/Public Service

Division Chair: Kristie deRuiter, kderuite@sunyrockland.edu

Department Chair: George Repic, grepic@sunyrockland.edu

Department Support Staff: Diane Mena, dmena@sunyrockland.edu

Department Office: Academic II, Room 2350, Phone: 845-574-4330

Why Study Entrepreneurship?

Entrepreneurs developing small businesses are the driving force in an economy. Creative entrepreneurs can also develop technological changes that produce jobs and economic growth for themselves and others. The degrees in Entrepreneurship are designed for students who want to start their own businesses and/or plan to pursue a baccalaureate degree at a four-year institution. The certificate is for students currently employed and who have some business background and wish to upgrade their skill set.

Degrees Offered:

Occupational Objectives:

Students who complete this degree program can pursue their own entrepreneurial ventures or develop careers in marketing, insurance, banking, finance, small business management, human resources or other industries.

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5 Top Reasons

To Study Entrepreneurship at RCC:

  1. VALUE: Affordable tuition, financial aid, scholarships.
  2. CAREER: Internships provide real-world experience.
  3. FLEXIBILITY: Online, full or part-time study accommodates work, family or other time commitments. On-campus childcare available.
  4. SUPPORT: Small class sizes, more individual attention, free tutoring.
  5. TRANSFER: Agreements with many four-year colleges provides seamless transfer in pursuing a bachelor degree.

Opportunities at Rockland Community College:

There are several opportunities to gain practical business skills through extracurricular activities on campus, including: Entrepreneurial Business Plan Competition, where students compete for a $1,000 cash award; Rotaract, sponsored by the Rotary Club of New City; and Alpha Beta Gamma, the business honor society that recognizes scholarship among two-year college students.

Program Goals:

A degree in Entrepreneurship provides students with a solid broad-based foundation in business, accounting, marketing and other related areas. The program will instill an appreciation and awareness of the racial, ethnic and gender issues in today’s business world, enhance the student’s personal and professional development, and encourage active informed citizenship and leadership.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Analyze customer groups and develop a plan to identify, reach, and keep customers in a specific target market.
  • Analyze the effect of cultural differences, export/import opportunities, and trends on a entrepreneurial venture in the global market place.
  • Use the financial concepts and tools needed by the entrepreneur in making business decisions.
  • Develop a business plan.
  • Utilize information and technology tools to conduct business effectively and efficiently.