Entrepreneurship, Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (BAB)

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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.

Note: ECON 200 and ECON 201 are considered supporting courses and may be used to fulfill GECRs as well as requirements for the Business Administration degree.  However, these courses are not counted twice toward the total of 180 credits for graduation.

Lower Division Core
ACCT 251PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING5
ACCT 252PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING4
ACCT 261BUSINESS LAW4
DSCI 245DATA ANALYSIS FOR BUSINESS4
ECON 200INTRODUCTION TO MICROECONOMICS5
ECON 201INTRODUCTION TO MACROECONOMICS5
ENGL 201COLLEGE COMPOSITION: ANALYSIS, RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTATION5
MATH 142PRECALCULUS II5
or MATH 161 CALCULUS I
or MATH 200 FINITE MATHEMATICS
MISC 211INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN BUSINESS4
Upper Division Core
DSCI 346ADVANCED DATA ANALYSIS FOR BUSINESS4
FINC 335FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT4
MGMT 423BUSINESS AND SOCIETY4
MGMT 490DEPARTMENT SENIOR CAPSTONE4
MKTG 310PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING4
OPSM 330OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT4
Required Courses
ENTP 311ENTREPRENEURIAL BEHAVIOR AND THINKING4
ENTP 411FINDING AND EVALUATING OPPORTUNITIES4
ENTP 412BUSINESS MODEL DESIGN4
ENTP 438ENTREPRENEURIAL AND SMALL BUSINESS FINANCE4
ENTP 489THE BUSINESS PLAN LABORATORY4
Required Elective–choose approved, related electives in consultation with your faculty advisor.4-5
Total Credits89-90

Student Learning Outcomes–Students will

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.