Business Entrepreneurship

All of M State's Business Entrepreneurship degrees and programs are designed to provide you with the foundation you need to succeed in the business world, either as an employee or an entrepreneur starting a new venture. All five are offered on our Detroit Lakes campus and through eCampus.

In addition to programs with an entrepreneurial focus, the Detroit Lakes campus offers professional development training and services through the college's Business & Entrepreneurial Services. The BES staff is dedicated to educating and empowering entrepreneurs in a culture of innovation and success.

Business Entrepreneurship
AAS, 60 credits
Learn the skills needed by entrepreneurs for business and personal success, including assessing opportunities, obtaining financial resources, preparing business plans and marketing business ventures.

Business Entrepreneurship
Diploma, 33 credits
Prepare to manage or own a small business in this diploma program, which focuses on both businesses management and management of personal affairs.

Certificate, 18 credits
Prepare to launch a new business with a foundation in technology, marketing, business plan creation, financial statements and entrepreneurship.

Entrepreneurship Essentials
Certificate, 9 credits
Learn to assess new enterprise opportunities, enhance management skills and prepare a business plan.

Entrepreneurial Fundamentals
Certificate, 9 credits
Learn to assess new enterprise opportunities, obtain financial resources, understand the importance of customer service and prepare a business plan.

Two-Year Occupational Grant Pilot Program

Two-year Occupational Grant Pilot Program imageThis program is eligible for the Minnesota Two-Year Occupational Grant Pilot Program. Participating students will have their tuition and fees paid after Federal Pell and Minnesota State grants have been applied to their accounts.

There is no separate application for this grant. Interested students apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or, for undocumented students, the Minnesota Dream Act Application. Funding is limited, so submit the FAFSA as early as possible since applicants will be ranked by their application date.

For more information on student eligibility, visit Learn More Pay Less, call 877.450.3322 or download the elgible program list.


Why M State

  • Exceptional educational value
  • Small class sizes
  • Personalized, hands-on education
  • Specialized resources available for entrepreneurs available through BES
  • Flexible education through eCampus

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Degrees Offered Click on a degree below to view details

Entrepreneurship Certificate
Locations: Detroit Lakes, Online

Entrepreneur Essentials Certificate
Locations: Detroit Lakes, Online

Business Entrepreneurship Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Locations: Detroit Lakes, Online

Business Entrepreneurship Diploma
Locations: Detroit Lakes, Online

Entrepreneurial Fundamentals Certificate
Locations: Detroit Lakes, Online

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Meet the faculty

Tony Parker
Business Entrepreneurship Instructor
Detroit Lakes
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Last modified: April 5th, 2016 at 08:59am