The challenges of today's business and professional environment-- dramatic change, intense competition, great uncertainty, and significant risk-demand entrepreneurial mindsets, strategies, knowledge, and skills. This is true for large and mature organizations as well as for startups. All companies must continuously reinvent themselves and seek employees that can think outside the box, see the big picture, and integrate across multiple disciplines to create value. The entrepreneurship major provides what's needed to put it all together, create greater value, and quickly gain more responsibility. It's perfect for a double major, those students who think they will sooner or later start a new venture, standalone or in a large organization, or those who have background and interest with a family business. The major has been redesigned to increase substantially experiential content.

All students have access to the Center for Excellence in Entrepreneurship, including an ideation suite and a maker space for creating, inventing and learning. The maker space provides a hands-on area for students to develop, design and prototype everything from new physical products to online business platforms. It is outfitted with the state-of-the-art tools needed to take ideas from concept to reality. The maker space features sophisticated software and a variety of equipment, including a 3D printer and laser engraver for rapid prototyping of new products.


  •  Learn and apply contemporary entrepreneurial mindsets, strategies, knowledge, and skills
  • Engage in the sequence of starting real new ventures starting with a micro business in sophomore year, continuing through courses in junior year, and concluding with the capstone course in senior year with a real venture for commercial standalone or corporate new ventures or social enterprises
  • Begin actively building their professional network in the startup, investment, and business communities.

Business Core Courses

BUAD 103/103L Innovation Experience 3 credits
ISYS 184 Business Info Systems 3 credits
BLAW 251 Business Law 3 credits
ISYS 284  Data for Decision Making 3 credits
BUAD 110 Internship Prep Practicum 0 credits
STAT 285 Business Statistics 3 credits
ACCT 214 Financial Accounting 3 credits
ECON 201 Prin of Microeconomics 3 credits
MGMT 261 Mgmt & Org. Behavior 3 credits
BUAD 210 Career Preparation Practicum 0 credits
MKTG 271 Marketing and Business Development 3 credits
ACCT 215 Managerial Accounting 3 credits
ECON 202 Prin of Macroeconomics 3 credits
SCMG 267 Supply Chain Operations 3 credits
FINC 313 Business Finance 3 credits
MGMT 262 Global Insights 3 credits
MGMT 368W Business Ethics & Global Citizenship 3 credits
MGMT 499W Strategic Management 3 credits
Total credits   48 credits

Entrepreneurship Required Courses

ENTR 301 New Venture Enterprise 3 credits
ENTR 302 New Venture Enterprise II 3 credits
ENTR 376 Entrepreneurship Fundamentals 3 credits
ENTR 480  Financing/Valuing/Exiting Business 3 credits
ENTR 481W Guerilla Marketing 3 credits
ENTR 485 Entrepreneurship Capstone 3 credits
Total credits   18 credits

Entrepreneurship Elective Courses

Students must take one of the following courses. 

(Note: the elective requirement may be dropped for students pursuing a second major or minor within the School of Business.)

MKTG 476  Product Management 3 credits
ENTR 494  Small Business Consulting 3 credits

Entrepreneurship Minor Courses

MKTG 271 Marketing and Business Development (from the Business Core) 3 credits
ENTR 375 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship  3 credits
ENTR 480 Financing, Valuing, and Exiting Businesses 3 credits
ENTR 481W Guerrilla Marketing 3 credits
MKTG 476 or ENTR 494 Product Innovation or Small Business Consulting 3 credits
Total credits   15 credits