Entrepreneurship, Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (BAB)
The Entrepreneurship major will teach students what it takes to be an entrepreneur. This will include skills such as telling a great story about their idea or business, giving a great pitch, defining the value proposition of the business, creative ways to finance through startup, and even how to refine and perfect their business model and create a business plan that works.
Students must be formally admitted to the Business Undergraduate Program or officially declared as a minor before enrolling in business classes in the major. See Business Administration Course Enrollment Policies for more information.
Courses taken for this Entrepreneurship major may not be counted towards the Business Administration Core, the Finance, Marketing, Management: General Business Option, Human Resource Management Option or the Operations Management Option majors.
- formal admission to the BAB program is required;
- ECON 200 and ECON 201 are considered supporting courses and may be used to fulfill BACRs as well as requirements for the Business Administration degree. However, these courses are not counted twice toward the total of 180 credits for graduation.
Grade Requirements for Graduation
- a minimum grade ≥C in each course required for the major;
- a minimum GPA ≥2.5 for all upper division Business Administration core courses as well as required and elective courses taken to fulfill requirements for the major area.
|Lower Division Core|
|ACCT 251||PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING||5|
|ACCT 252||PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING||4|
|ACCT 261||BUSINESS LAW||4|
|DSCI 245||DATA ANALYSIS FOR BUSINESS||4|
|ECON 200||INTRODUCTION TO MICROECONOMICS||5|
|ECON 201||INTRODUCTION TO MACROECONOMICS||5|
|ENGL 201||COLLEGE COMPOSITION: ANALYSIS, RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTATION||5|
|MATH 142||PRECALCULUS MATH II||5|
|or MATH 161||CALCULUS I|
|or MATH 200||FINITE MATHEMATICS|
|MISC 211||INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN BUSINESS||4|
|Upper Division Core|
|DSCI 346||ADVANCED DATA ANALYSIS FOR BUSINESS||4|
|FINC 335||FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT||4|
|MGMT 423||BUSINESS AND SOCIETY||4|
|MGMT 490||DEPARTMENT SENIOR CAPSTONE||4|
|MKTG 310||PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING||4|
|OPSM 330||OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT||4|
|ENTP 311||ENTREPRENEURIAL BEHAVIOR AND THINKING||4|
|ENTP 411||FINDING AND EVALUATING OPPORTUNITIES||4|
|ENTP 412||BUSINESS MODEL DESIGN||4|
|ENTP 438||ENTREPRENEURIAL AND SMALL BUSINESS FINANCE||4|
|ENTP 489||THE BUSINESS PLAN LABORATORY||4|
|Required Elective–choose approved, related electives in consultation with your faculty advisor.||4-5|
All admitted students must officially Declare a Major by the time they reach 90 credits (junior standing).
Application for Graduation must be made at least two terms in advance of the term you expect to graduate (undergraduate and post-baccalaureate).
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The proposed entrepreneurship program has been designed to promote student development in key entrepreneurial competencies:
- learn to recognize and assess opportunities;
- learn to convey a compelling vision to lenders, investors customers, and other relevant parties;
- learn how to create value from their ideas;
- learn how to recognize, mitigate and manage risks associated with their business;
- learn how to evaluate their self-efficacy as it relates to an entrepreneurial business;
- learn how to assess potential startup financing and acquire the necessary financing to operate their business;
- learn how to build and use networks to develop and grow their business.
Each course throughout the program will contribute to the development of an Entrepreneurship portfolio designed to include the skills and competencies necessary to start, operate and grow a business.