In 2015, self-employed workers accounted for about 10 percent of the overall workforce, which equates to 15 million people, according the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. To join the ranks of entrepreneurs, however, you should fully understand business. At first, entrepreneurs may have to do everything themselves, including taking on all the executive roles typically done by multiple people at a larger organization. While autonomy is often the biggest draw for being your own boss, you must have a broad set of professional skills and know the fundamentals of business to be successful.
“More students are attracted to Arizona State University’s online MBA program now who want to work at a small business, startup or as an entrepreneur to get a full scope of business,” says Jennifer Whitten, Director of Graduate Career Services in the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.
If you’re interested in becoming an entrepreneur, the fully online Master of Business Administration program at ASU can help prepare you to start and manage your own business. The comprehensive curriculum gives you opportunities to build leadership skills as you study business fundamentals. The online MBA program is flexible and customizable, which allows you to create an experience specific to your graduate school objectives.