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BS - Entrepreneurship



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BS - Entrepreneurship

What is Entrepreneurship?

Entrepreneurship can mean different things to different people, but in general, it is the act of setting up a business and taking a financial risk in order to turn a profit. Our entrepreneurship curriculum is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to do just that. It is designed to teach, coach, and inspire students to start a business, be a productive member of an entrepreneurial business, and become an effective manager in a growing business. Through a focus on business management, development, and funding strategies, students can increase their understanding of business practices and startups in this program.

Career Opportunities in Entrepreneurship

Areas: All General Business Fields, Business Ownership, Financial, Franchise, Innovation, International, Legal

Employers: Nonprofits, Partnerships, Proprietorships, Self-Employed, Startups, Support Organizations

BS in Entrepreneurship

The Bachelor of Science Entrepreneurship is a 120-hour degree program with several learning objectives for students:

  • Study how to operate, grow, and manage his or her own business
  • Learn how to be creative, innovative, and entrepreneurial in an existing organization
  • Learn how to generate new wealth and create social change that results in improved quality of life, greater morale, and economic freedom in the development of his or her community 


Students pursuing the BS in Entrepreneurship must satisfy the following degree requirements:

  • 39 credit hours of General Education course requirements
  • 42 credit hours of Business Core course requirements, and 
  • 39 credit hour Entrepreneurship Major course requirements.

Entrepreneurship major course requirements (39 credit hours) include 21 credit hours of ENTR courses, 9 credit hours of free electives, and 9 credit hours of departmentally approved entrepreneurship flex electives.

Entrepreneurship Fellows

The multi-disciplinary Entrepreneurship Fellows Program is a year-long program designed to encourage business and entrepreneurial practices in a select group of graduate or undergraduate students. The program provides students with the opportunity to network with and be mentored by top executives, thereby giving these students an extra edge upon graduation. 


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