Jamestown Community College launches new online course in entrepreneurial financeBusiness owners and students alike are beginning to seek ways to differentiate themselves from their competition. Professionals are going back to school to refresh their skills, while adding in courses that can help them stay current in their trade. Meanwhile, new students are using online classes to supplement their school schedules so can enter the workforce faster.

In an effort to appease both these groups of students, Jamestown Community College, which is located in New York, recently announced that it will be offering a new online business course in entrepreneurship finance, The Post-Journal reports.

The class centers on analyzing financial statements, managing assets, investments and tax planning from a business owner's perspective. Moreover, the class is designed for working professionals who have previous experience managing a small company.

Furthermore, enrollees will examine basic accounting principles as well as the purpose, design and use of a variety of financial documents.

Officials told the news source that this course will help students develop a skill that will improve their business for years to come.

According to the 2010 Sloan Survey of Online Learning, online enrollment figures have increased by 21 percent, which exceeds the 2 percent growth in the overall higher education student population.

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