Bridgepoint Education's Ashford University Introduces New Bachelor's Degree in Entrepreneurship

Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI), a provider of post-secondary education services focused on providing higher access to higher education, announced today that Ashford University has introduced a new online bachelor degree program in Entrepreneurship.

The Bachelor of Arts in Entrepreneurship prepares students seeking careers in business and, specifically, those seeking to launch and run an entrepreneurial enterprise. A distinguishing feature of the program is the integration of a broader business curriculum.

"Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Entrepreneurship degree combines the optimum blend of general business, and specifically tailored Entrepreneurship courses, for a comprehensive education in this field," said Dr. Michael Reilly, program director of Ashford University's College of Business and Professional Studies. "Students learn to assess risks, market a product or service, raise capital, and launch a business. As a final step, the program requires the completion of a business plan under the guidance of an experienced faculty member."

In addition to helping students find employment in a variety of business positions, the Bachelor of Arts in Entrepreneurship degree will teach students to identify business opportunities, organize resources, and to plan and operate a business.

The new degree program in Entrepreneurship is currently available online at Ashford University. It has been approved by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools as a postsecondary academic degree program. It does not include any additional professional licensures or certifications.

About Ashford University

Founded in 1918, Ashford University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The University offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs online and at its Clinton, Iowa, campus. The University is known for its high quality yet highly affordable online and on-campus programs. For more information, please visit or call Shari Rodriguez, director of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.

About Bridgepoint Education

Bridgepoint Education's postsecondary education services focus on offering associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in the disciplines of business, education, psychology, social sciences and health sciences. Bridgepoint Education's regionally accredited academic institutions - Ashford University and University of the Rockies - deliver their programs online as well as at traditional campuses located in Clinton, Iowa, and Colorado Springs, Colorado. For more information about Bridgepoint Education, visit or call Shari Rodriguez, director of Public Relations at 858.668.2580.