CULLOWHEE – Western Carolina University and Blue Ridge Community College will partner to offer a bachelor of science degree-completion program in business administration with a major in entrepreneurship beginning in August.

Designed for adults who intend to enroll as part-time students, all classes will be offered by Western at BRCC on its campus in Flat Rock.

An information session for the program will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 30, at the Hendersonville Chamber of Commerce, 330 North King St. in Hendersonville. Anyone interested in learning more about the program is invited to attend.

“Small business is the backbone of Western North Carolina's economy, and it's important for those who wish to develop or take existing business to the next level to have academic preparation that insures their success,” said Roger Lirely, head of Western's department of accountancy, finance and entrepreneurship. 

“Entrepreneurship graduates also are attractive to area businesses and corporations that are developing new markets, projects, and services that depend on strategic management.”

The program is designed for those who hold either an associate of applied science degree or an associate of arts college transfer degree, but those without an associate's degree also may be admitted, depending on qualifications.

All prospective students must submit an application to Western for consideration as a distance learning student.

For more information, contact Marcia Caserio, Western's regional director of education outreach, at 828-693-8375 or via e-mail at marciac@wcu.edu .

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