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 declared in a BSB major or officially declared as a minor before enrolling in business classes in the required business administration core.
The undergraduate business policies can be found on the School of Business advising page.
- Students must declare and complete the minimum BSB Pre-Major requirements or have completed the minimum Pre-Major requirements through transfer work prior to declaring for any BSB major.
- 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.
|Bachelor of Science in Business Pre-Major|
|Pre-Major General Education (5 out of 6 required with a C or 2.0 GPA or higher per university requirements for full major declaration)|
BACR - Humanities and Arts
BACR - Humanities and Arts
BACR - Natural Sciences
BACR - Natural Sciences
|Pre-Major Lower Division Business Core (Completion of 6 out of 8 required with a 2.5 GPA or higher for full major declaration)||37|
|PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING|
|PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING|
|BUSINESS STATISTICS 1|
|INTRODUCTION TO MICROECONOMICS|
|INTRODUCTION TO MACROECONOMICS|
|COLLEGE COMPOSITION: ANALYSIS, RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTATION|
or MATH 142
|PRECALCULUS MATH II|
or MATH 161
or HONS 161
|Required Business Administration Core|
|Upper Division Core|
|DSCI 346||BUSINESS STATISTICS 2||4|
|FINC 335||FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT||4|
|MGMT 326||ORGANIZATION THEORY AND BEHAVIOR||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|
Students should declare the Pre-Major, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSB) if interested in majoring in:
The BSB Pre-Major is designed to provide students with exposure to Lower Division Business Core topics to assist students in identifying a major that aligns with their interests. Combined with the General Education requirements, students will gain a foundation for success in all areas of study.
Students should declare the pre-major as soon as identifying an interest in one of the BSB programs and they will then be periodically informed of BSB-related activities. Students must complete the minimum pre-major coursework with the specified grade requirements prior to declaring the full major and continuing with upper-division coursework.
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.
Degree Works 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 BSB 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.