The entrepreneurship major focuses on the creation of social and economic value and is designed to prepare students for the intricacies of planning, launching, and leading a new business, with a focus on creativity and innovation, new venture planning, entrepreneurial finance, and managing and growing a new business. Entrepreneurship students learn how to shape entrepreneurial opportunities and assess financial and market feasibility. The entrepreneurship major includes working in teams, constructing business models, communicating with partners and customers, and assessing feasibility while launching a new venture or initiative. Entrepreneurship majors apply their knowledge and skills in academic and real-world settings.
The skills and competencies gained in this program are vital for the success of any business or organization, including early-stage startups, corporations, family businesses, nonprofits, franchises, and other settings. Graduates can start new businesses, buy existing ventures, or go into entrepreneurial positions in profit or not-for-profit ventures. Other career options include intrapreneurship (innovation in large organizations), venture capital, and social entrepreneurship.
The entrepreneurship major comprises 64-66 units. Students must achieve an average GPA of 2.5 or higher in their major courses (this includes the Business Core).
|Business Core Courses|
|ACCT 120||Principles of Accounting I||4|
|ACCT 121||Principles of Accounting II||3|
|MATH 130||Introduction to Statistics 1||3|
|MGMT 210||Principles of Management||3|
|BUSI 240||Introduction to Information Systems||3|
|ECON 250||Principles of Macroeconomics 2||3|
|ECON 251||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|MKTG 260||Principles of Marketing||3|
|BUSI 296||Business Law||3|
|FIN 320||Principles of Corporate Finance||3|
|BUSI 370||International Business 3||3|
|MGMT 448||Organizational and Administrative Behavior 4||3|
|MGMT 450||Strategic Management 5||3|
|Select one of the following:||3-5|
|Quantitative Analysis for Management|
|Applied Calculus I|
|BUSI 110||Business and Entrepreneurship||3|
|ENTR 210||Small Business Ventures||3|
|ENTR 312||Creativity and Innovation||3|
|ENTR 313||Negotiating Entrepreneurial Issues||3|
|ENTR 314||Entrepreneurial Management||3|
|ENTR 315||Social Entrepreneurship||3|
|ENTR 420||Entrepreneurship and Innovation Practicum||3|
Meets the General Education Quantitative Literacy requirement.
Meets the General Education Social Science requirement.
Meets the General Education Intercultural Competence requirement.
Meets the General Education Civic Knowledge and Engagement requirement.
Meets the General Education Integrative and Applied Learning requirement.
Program Learning OutcomesStudents who successfully complete this program shall be able to:
- Competent Business Knowledge: Demonstrate knowledge in multiple business disciplines, including management, finance, marketing, accounting and economics.
- Critical Thinking: Identify and solve business problems using analytical and critical thinking skills.
- Christian Business Ethics: Demonstrate the ability to evaluate business decisions based on a Christian perspective.
- Written Communication: Students will be able to convey ideas clearly through professional written communication.
- Oral Communication: Express ideas effectively through professional oral presentations.
- Collaborative Teamwork: Demonstrate the ability to function as an effective business team member.
- Comprehensive Global Awareness: Identify cultural, economic and political aspects of business in a global environment.
- Discipline Knowledge: Demonstrate knowledge of entrepreneurship concepts.
- Discipline Problem Solving/Strategy: Solve core entrepreneurship problems, or analyze entrepreneurship situations and provide strategy for effectiveness.