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. Students learn what it takes to launch a new venture. They are taken through the entire life cycle of entrepreneurship, from concepts and idea generation to testing, development, funding, and launching a business.

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Listening to workforce needs

Graduates of Rockland Community College are provided with a clear path to meaningful careers that meet the needs of businesses and industry in the communities we serve. Our students are trained in specific skills that are needed by employers, and guided through a career path that leads directly to workforce opportunities. With affordable tuition, students who begin their college careers at RCC are ready to meet the demands of the real world.

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Student Success

At Rockland Community College, you are provided with a Student Success Team that will help you with your academic journey, career exploration, transfer planning, support service referrals, and more! Your Team includes your Dean, Program Director, Faculty Advisor, Student Success Advisor, Connection Center Counselor, Financial Aid Advisor, Peer Mentors, and if you’re involved in any of these special programs, your Athletics, Honors, TRiO, and Veterans Advisors. During your first semester, you will take an ‘Introduction to the School’ course that will outline the various College offices and departments that can help you on your path.

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Career Outlook

Students who complete this degree program can pursue their own entrepreneurial ventures or develop careers in marketing, insurance, banking, and finance, among many others.

Job Roles

Small Business Management, Digital Marketing, Marketing Management, Financial Analysis, and Insurance Sales


Finance, Hospitality, Real Estate, Retail, Technology, and Insurance


Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists

$96,210 NYS Average
National Average $83,190 annually

Financial and Investment Analysts

$143,330 NYS Average
National Average $112,950 annually

Insurance Sales Agents

$108,960 NYS Average
National Average $79,700 annually

Employment and wage data by occupation are based on the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey, which collects information from approximately 51,000 businesses. labor.ny.gov

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Rockland Community College, State University of New York, offers a safe, supportive learning environment for thousands of students from diverse backgrounds. RCC has become the “first choice” for parents and students. Thanks to our affordable tuition, students can save $100,000 on a college education by starting at RCC and transferring to outstanding four-year colleges.