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  • Program Overview
    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 212 - Personal Finance (Cr: 3)
    • BUS 249 - Introduction to Business Analytics (Cr: 3)
    • BUS 302 - Legal Environment for the Business Manager (Cr: 3)
    • BUS 303 - International Business (Cr: 3)
    • BUS 311 - Corporate Finance (Cr: 3)
    • BUS 326 - Introduction to Real Estate (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 426 - Marketplace Simulation (Cr: 3)
    • BUS 440 - Topics in Real Estate Seminar (Cr: 3)
    • BUS 442 - Contemporary Topics in Management (Cr: 3)
    • BUS 444 - Contemporary Topics in Marketing (Cr: 3)
    • BUS 446 - Contemporary Topics in Entrepreneurship (Cr: 3)
    • BUS 475 - Business Strategy and Policy (Cr: 3)
    • CSC 160/160L - Introduction to Programming and Lab (Cr: 4)
    • BUS 309 - Project Management (Cr: 3)

    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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    Recent Internships

    • Virtual Inc.
    • CarGurus
    • Reebok
    • CB Richard Ellis
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    Alumni Employment

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