Chair: Dr. Anne Heineman Batory
Total minimum number of credits required for a major in Entrepreneurship leading to the Bachelor of Business Administration degree 122
Total minimum number of credits required for a minor in Entrepreneurship 18
Entrepreneurship creates value and improves society's standard of living. It is an integrating discipline that draws on knowledge and skills developed in a variety of areas. Entrepreneurial endeavors are successful when they identify opportunities, assess those opportunities, and take action to pursue the opportunities. Students who are pursuing the Bachelor of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship will understand the motivations, behaviors, and strategies necessary to create, implement, and sustain new ideas and ventures. The Entrepreneurship program is closely affiliated with the Allan P. Kirby Center for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship and the Small Business Development Center. Both offer academic and experiential opportunities under the direction of senior professional staff.
Change is an accepted constant in today's world. And change, whether it is gradual or radical, is a rich source of opportunity. The Entrepreneurship major and minor will prepare students to recognize and act upon opportunities and meet the challenges that lie ahead.
The entrepreneurship curriculum blends the traditional components of a management education with the study of those content, skill, and sensitivity areas that uniquely define entrepreneurship. Through a combination of academic and clinical experiences, students will develop an appreciation and understanding of the entrepreneurial process. The Entrepreneurship major builds upon the knowledge and experience from courses in the Personal and Professional Development Series, the Sidhu Foundations courses, and the Sidhu Undergraduate Core Courses.
The Entrepreneurship major requires an additional 27 credits, including:
Requirements for the Entrepreneurship Major 18 Credits
BA 336 Advanced Topics in Business Law 3
ENT 203 Opportunity Identification: Innovation and Creativity 3
ENT 342 Entrepreneurial Finance 3
ENT 385 Opportunity Assessment: Technical, Economic, and Market Feasibility 3
MGT 309 Business Correspondence & Reports 3
MGT 356 Social Responsibility of Business 3
Electives for the Entrepreneurship Major 6 Credits
MKT 322 Advertising 3
MKT 327 Marketing Seminar 3
MKT 328 Consumer Behavior 3
ENT 384 Small Business Consultancy 3
ENT 395 Independent Study 3
ENT 396 Independent Research 3
ENT 198/298/398 Topics
Additional Requirement for the Entrepreneurship Major 3 Credits
Each student with a major in Entrepreneurship must complete 3 additional credits in a course with the prefix ART, COM, EGM, DAN, ENG, MUS, or THE