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 and 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||BUSINESS STATISTICS 1||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 HONS 161||CALCULUS I|
|or MATH 200||FINITE MATHEMATICS|
|Upper Division Core|
|DSCI 346||BUSINESS STATISTICS 2||4|
|FINC 335||FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT||4|
|MGMT 326||ORGANIZATION THEORY AND BEHAVIOR||4|
|MGMT 423||BUSINESS AND SOCIETY||4|
|MISC 311||INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN BUSINESS||4|
|MKTG 310||PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING||4|
|OPSM 330||OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT||4|
|Required Entrepreneurship Courses|
|ENTP 387||BUSINESS STARTUP RESEARCH||4|
|ENTP 388||LEARNING FROM OTHERS: ENTREPRENEURIAL CASE ANALYSIS||4|
|ENTP 389||BUSINESS FEASIBILITY: PLAN AND PITCH||4|
|ENTP 411||FINDING AND EVALUATING OPPORTUNITIES||4|
|ENTP 412||BUSINESS MODEL DESIGN||4|
|ENTP/FINC 438||ENTREPRENEURIAL AND SMALL BUSINESS FINANCE||4|
|Required Elective–choose approved, related electives in consultation with your faculty advisor.||4-5|
|Required Senior Capstone|
|MGMT 490||DEPARTMENT SENIOR CAPSTONE||4|
University Competencies and Proficiencies
- Minimum Credits—180 cumulative credit hours
- 60 upper-division credits (300 level or above)
- 45 credits in residence (attendance) at Eastern, with at least 15 upper-division credits in major in residence at Eastern
- Minimum Cumulative GPA ≥2.0
All admitted students must officially Declare a Major by the time they reach 90 credits (junior standing).
Application for Graduation (use EagleNET) must be made at least two terms in advance of the term you expect to graduate (undergraduate and post-baccalaureate).
Use the Catalog Archives to determine two important catalog years.
SOAR calculates based on these two catalog years.
- The catalog in effect at the student's first term of current matriculation is used to determine BACR (Breadth Area Credit Requirements) and UGR (Undergraduate Graduation Requirements).
- The catalog in effect at the time the student declares a major or minor is used to determine the program requirements.
Students who successfully earn a BAB in Entrepreneurship from EWU should be able to do the following:
- learn how to assess and acquire the necessary financing to operate their business;
- learn how to build and use networks to develop and grow your business;
- learn how to create and build value in business ideas;
- learn how to evaluate your self-efficacy as it relates to becoming an entrepreneur;
- learn how to recognize, mitigate and manage risks associated with a new business;
- learn to present a compelling vision to lenders, investors customers, and other relevant parties;
- learn to recognize and assess business opportunities.