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Fall 2016 - Entrepreneurial Strategy Class
Entrepreneurial Strategy is a class that will be launching fall 2016. This is a hybrid course designed for students pursuing a career in entrepreneurship or anybody that aspires to turn ideas into reality. You will get the opportunity to meet successful local business owners and learn necessary skills to build a small business or high-growth startup. Some of these skills touch on operations, financing, and marketing.
If you are pursuing a career in business, the Business - General major at CWI is a great starting point. At CWI, you can earn an Associate of Arts degree and meet general education requirements to transfer to any Idaho public university. The program is designed to introduce you to the core business courses and provide skills in accounting, business decision-making, software, and communication.
The business program develops 21st century business professionals that are adaptable, ethical problem solvers who utilize networking and collaboration to achieve their career and business goals.
Why This Program
Business majors are in demand. At CWI, students learn how to think, adapt, and do the things that will prepare them for business or completing a four-year business degree.
The College of Western Idaho’s programs are committed to maintaining a Respectful Community by providing equal opportunity for all individuals and does not discriminate in services, benefits, or activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, veteran status, age, or any other legally protected status. More on Title IX
Requirements and Costs
Degrees and Certificates
Associate of Arts in Business - General
Important Dates for Credit Programs
|Spring 2017||Summer 2017||Fall 2017|
|Registration Open||November 14||April 10||April 10|
|Financial Aid Priority Date||December 5||May 15||July 10|
|Admission Deadline||December 30||May 19||August 4|
|Last Day to Register||January 13||June 2||August 18|
|Tuition and Fees Due||January 13||June 2||August 18|
|Classes Begin||January 17*||June 5*||August 21|
|*Some classes begin before or after this date. See the class schedule for more information.|
Navigating your way through college can be confusing, especially if you try to go it alone. CWI One Stop Student Services offers advising assistance, to help in deciding which courses you need to take to complete your educational goals. Visit Advising for more information or contact One Stop Student Services to schedule an appointment.
- Students are encouraged to take mathematics each semester until they complete Brief Calculus (MATH 160)
- Students should complete Information Science (BUSA 215) instead of CISA 101. This course should be taken prior to Business Statistics for Decision-Making I (BUSA 207).
Connecting With Ideas
Connecting With Ideas (CWID 101) is the first semester student success course designed to help CWI students become engaged members of the academic community and cultivate habits for lifelong achievement and success. Each semester, students can select from a variety of themes. More information about next semesters CWID 101 themes
Look beyond your degree at CWI and plan for continuing your education by working closely with CWI advising and representatives of your intended transfer school. Planning before you transfer can save you time and money. Visit Transfer Information for more information or contact One Stop Student Services.
Faculty in the Business Program work closely with the following four-year schools to assist students with transfer:
- Boise State University
- Lewis and Clark State College
- University of Idaho
- Idaho State University
- Northwest Nazarene University
- Brigham Young University – Idaho
Financial Aid Available
Did you know that as a student in this program you may be eligible for financial aid? Through grants, scholarships, and loans, more than 60 percent of first-time, full-time CWI students receive some form of financial assistance. To learn more about financial aid options and whether you may be eligible, visit Financial Aid.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition for a full-time CWI student averages half the cost of a state university and a third of the cost of a private college. Tuition and fees vary based on program and residence. Visit Tuition and Fees for more information.
While an Associate of Arts in Business may improve the career prospects of job candidates in some fields, the current job market places a premium on four-year degrees from accredited business colleges and universities. The College of Western Idaho has agreements in place with many of Idaho's universities to help students transfer credits and complete four-year degrees.
- CPA (Certified Public Accountant, with four-year degree and completion of certification)
- IT Manager
- Market Research Analyst
- Financial Advisor
- Marketing Manager
- Financial Advisor
- Marketing Manager
- Executive Assistant
- Event Planning
- Sales Manager
- Sales Representative
- Human Resources Specialist
- Human Resources Manager