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Entrepreneurship (B.S.)

The Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship is designed to master the challenges in creating new business models to gain competitive advantage. Students can apply their acquired skills in either the world’s fastest growing industry sector: small and start-up businesses, or in working with innovative changes in larger corporate venues.

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The Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship is designed to master the challenges in creating new business models to gain competitive advantage. Students can apply their acquired skills in either the world’s fastest growing industry sector: small and start-up businesses, or in working with innovative changes in larger corporate venues.

The program develops the skills needed to gain a competitive advantage through use of new business models. Every established company is at risk of having its industry--and its own business-- disrupted by new products or services. Students can apply themselves to innovation within established companies working to create new models or in small and start-up businesses seeking to leverage new ideas. Possible internship roles exist in owner-operated start-up businesses involved in interactive marketing, software development, photography services, sporting goods sales, event planning, and more. There are also internship roles within larger companies seeking new product or market advantages.

Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 125-126

 

Freshman - Credits: 32-33

  • Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3) 
  • Science and Technology General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3-4)
  • World Cultures General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
ACC 175 - Financial Accounting (Cr: 3)
BUS 110 - Business Computers I (Cr: 3)
or elective
BUS 120 - Business Fundamentals I (Cr: 3)
BUS 121 - Business Fundamentals II (Cr: 3)
ENG 111 - Critical Reading and Writing I (Cr: 3)
Satisfies the Writing Designated Core requirement.
ENG 112 - Critical Reading and Writing II (Cr: 3)
Satisfies the Writing Designated Core requirement.
INT 100 - Internship I (Cr: 2)
MTH 126 - Applied Statistics (Cr: 3)
Satisfies Quantitative Reasoning General Education Requirement

Sophomore - Credits: 32

  • Individual and Society General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Elective  (Cr: 3)
ACC 185 - Managerial Accounting (Cr: 3)
BUS 200 - Marketing (Cr: 3)
BUS 210 - Finance (Cr: 3)
BUS 270 - Communicating in Business (Cr: 3)
BUS 300 - Entrepreneurship (Cr: 3)
ECN 201 - Macroeconomics (Cr: 3)
Satisfies Global Issues General Education Requirement
ECN 202 - Microeconomics (Cr: 3)
INT 200 - Internship II (Cr: 2)

Junior - Credits: 31

  • Values and Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Entrepreneurship Electives  (Cr: 9)
  • Elective  (Cr: 3)
BUS 320 - Organizational Behavior (Cr: 3)
BUS 335 - Managing Innovation (Cr: 3)
BUS 354 - Entrepreneurial Finance (Cr: 3)
BUS 370 - Business Analysis and Research (Cr: 3)
Satisfies Writing Designated Requirement
BUS 379 - Semester Internship Strategies (Cr: 1)
ECN 302 - Intermediate Microeconomics (Cr: 3)

Senior - Credits: 30

  • Entrepreneurship Elective  (Cr: 3)
  • Electives  (Cr: 6)
BUS 415 - Business Negotiation (Cr: 3)
BUS 480 - Semester Internship (Cr: 12)
BUS 489 - Senior Thesis I (Cr: 3)
BUS 490 - Senior Thesis II (Cr: 3)

Entrepreneurship Electives

Choose four (4) from the following:

BUS 302 - Legal Environment for the Business Manager (Cr: 3)
BUS 311 - Corporate Finance (Cr: 3)
BUS 338 - Management of Closely-Held and Family Businesses (Cr: 3)
BUS 365 - Business, the Environment, and Sustainability (Cr: 3)
BUS 380 - Small Business Management (Cr: 3)
BUS 381 - Nonprofit Management (Cr: 3)
BUS 425 - Business and Society (Cr: 3)
BUS 440 - Topics in Real Estate Seminar (Cr: 3)
BUS 475 - Business Strategy and Policy (Cr: 3)
CSC 160/160L - Introduction to Programming and Lab (Cr: 4)

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the entrepreneurship program, students will:

  • Demonstrate the analytical and problem solving skills needed to solve complex challenges in entrepreneurial business.
  • Calculate and interpret quantitative data.
  • Evaluate evidence systematically in developing solutions to entrepreneurial business problems.
  • Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within entrepreneurial business.
  • Communicate effectively in oral and written form within the conventions of entrepreneurship.
  • Apply a range of business 'best practices' in a professional entrepreneurial environment.

Internships

Entrepreneurship students have recently completed internships at:

Gemvara
Disruptive Apps
Shawmut Design & Construction

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate the analytical and problem- solving skills needed to meet complex challenges in entrepreneurship.
  2. Apply a range of entrepreneurial 'best practices' in a professional environment.
  3. Recognize the importance of behaving ethically in the professional setting.
  4. Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within entrepreneurship.
  5. Communicate effectively in oral and written form following the conventions of entrepreneurship.
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