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Entrepreneurship Program

  • Program Overview

    Want to start your own business or innovate in the corporate world? Explore the Entrepreneurship program at Endicott!

    The entrepreneurship major develops the skills needed to gain advantage in the industry sector projected to grow the fastest in the decades to come: small and startup businesses. Current data shows that successful entrepreneurs and established business leaders share a key trait – an integrated managerial perspective that has been called "intrepreneurship." These individuals are change agents with common characteristics like motivation, risk tolerance, persuasiveness, and creativity.

    The program is designed to give you a strong foundation in the strategic, analytical, and tactical skills necessary to launch your own business or to become an innovative contributor to an established company or family business.

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  • Curriculum

    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)
    • General Education 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)
    • General Education 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)
    • General Education 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 from the following:

    • BUS 302 - Legal Environment for the Business Manager (Cr: 3)
    • BUS 303 - International Business (Cr: 3)
    • BUS 311 - Corporate Finance (Cr: 3)
    • BUS 338 - Management of Closely-Held and Family Businesses (Cr: 3)
    • BUS 348 - Introduction to Business Analytics (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.

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  • Internships and Careers

    An Endicott education means you'll graduate with a degree and a resume.

    Whether you pursue graduate school or embark on your career right away after graduation, we believe that your time at Endicott will prepare you for the next step. Take a look at what our graduates have been up to lately.

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