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Master of Arts

The Master of Arts of Entrepreneurship is designed for students seeking to pursue a business venture or manage an entrepreneurial enterprise. You will be exposed to practical application of business theory in ideation, marketing, management, capital, and the virtual experience involved with being an entrepreneur. Developed to provide specialized knowledge for budding entrepreneurs, this online graduate degree provides specialized knowledge taught by faculty members who will help lend direction to your entrepreneurial plans.

Program Courses

The curriculum for this program follows industry trends to help ensure relevancy to today's marketplace. View all courses.

Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:

  • Design strategies to effectively target the needs of current and future customers.
  • Develop mission statements, vision statements, and strategies to obtain and sustain various marketing segments to increase growth potential.
  • Use analytical financial tools to conduct business analysis and to communicate reasoning for business decisions.
  • Evaluate current business needs and the need for changes in policies and procedures by using advanced analysis techniques to determine their interdisciplinary applicability.
  • Analyze the legal, regulatory, and compliance issues affecting the entrepreneurial environment.v
  • Differentiate various managerial approaches, specifically their effect on the individual, group, and organization.
  • Integrate advanced business analysis and the use of various data tools into alternative evaluation in the discovery and implementation of possible solutions to business problems.
  • Prepare financial forecasts as part of a comprehensive business plan.
  • Design a comprehensive strategic plan and pitch.

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Concentrations are designed to help you group courses together so you can further specialize in your field and pursue a more focused path to degree completion. You will be asked to select a concentration when you enroll in this program.

Explore the concentrations available for this program.



This concentration is designed for students seeking to pursue a business venture or manage an entrepreneurial enterprise. Looks at the practical application of business theory in marketing, management, finance, along with the online experience involved with running a business.


Principles of E Commerce


Reverse Logistics Management


Entrepreneurial Marketing


International Entrepreneurship


Small Business

Examines the key concepts and principles of legal practices, operations, funding, and marketing specific to small business ownership.


Legal Practices for Small Business


Small Business Funding


Small Business Operations


Small Business Marketing


Sports Fitness

Focuses on wellness and conditioning trends and culture. Provides an overview of exercise and sport physiology, strength training, nutrition, and psychology, and how they affect human athletic performance. Teaches advanced methods of exercise, conditioning, and motor learning for different populations.


Advanced Exercise and Sport Physiology


Motor Learning


Nutrition for Sports Performance


Advanced Methods of Strength and Conditioning


Essentials of Human Performance and Exercise Science


Current Topics in Exercise Science and Human Performance


Optimal Sports Performance


Current Topics in Health and Wellness Management

Admission Requirements

All AMU graduate programs require you to have earned a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

In addition, you will need to follow the course requirements listed below.

Course Requirements

If you have a non-business-related bachelor's degree, or you have a bachelor's degree in a business program that is NOT accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), or the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), your required first courses here will be:

  • ENTR500 - Ideation
  • BUSN602 - Managerial Analysis
  • BUSN603 - Quantitative Analysis

Note: you may enroll in other courses only after you have completed these 3 courses.

If you have a bachelor's degree in a business program that is accredited by ACBSPAACSB, or IACBE, you are NOT required to take BUSN602 or BUSN603, and instead may take 2 graduate-level elective courses after completing ENTR500. Your admissions representative will need to review your bachelor's transcript to verify this information.

Please be prepared to submit a legible copy of your valid government-issued photo ID (civilian students) or government issued JST or CCAF transcript (military students) upon request.

An AMU admissions representative will contact you with further details about how to submit the required documentation after you complete the enrollment application.

Need help?

Selecting the right program to meet your educational goals is a key step in ensuring a successful outcome. If you are unsure of which program to choose, or need more information, please contact an AMU admissions representative at 877-755-2787 or

Master's Degree/Graduate Certificate Tuition 

Per credit hour: $350 | $325 with military grant*
through 12/31/2019
$370 | $250 with military grant
effective 1/1/2020**

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*U.S. active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, Guard members, Reservists, and veterans are eligible for a grant that currently caps tuition at $325 per credit hour.

**To help minimize out-of-pocket costs, U.S. active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, Guard members, and Reservists are eligible for a grant that will cap tuition at $250 per credit hour (military TA cap). See all military student benefits.

Paying for School

Because our university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), (the same as the Ohio State University, Univ. of Chicago, and U.S. Air Force Academy, to name a few), we can accept the following forms of financial aid and payments:

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Transfer Credits 

Accelerate your degree completion by taking full advantage of our transfer credit options, including credit for your previous college courses, military service schools, American Council on Education (ACE) and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests, and prior learning experiences.  

Employer Contributions

AMU has educational partnerships with many employers and associations. Be sure to accurately enter your employer information when you complete our admissions application. Your employer might also offer a tuition reimbursement plan as one of your benefits.