Developing the knowledge, abilities, and skills needed in the 21st century marketplace and matching those skills to appropriate and successful entrepreneurial enterprises is the goal of the Entrepreneurship Program.

This major is focused on creativity, invention, innovation, and the development of business plans needed to launch and sustain the success of both commercial and social organizations. Students learn how to self-assess their commitment, strengthen their tolerance of ambiguity, expand their creativity, assess critical risks, and seize the sense of urgency in a consistent and on-going manner. Students learn to recognize opportunities, screen ideas and open new markets both domestically and internationally. Collegiate entrepreneurs receive internal and external instructional and coaching designed to allow them to move effectively through the stages of starting their businesses, forming and growing their enterprises and managing rapid growth, and seeking global opportunities. Students must complete an internship with an entrepreneurship- related organization, and are encouraged to enter their ideas in regional business plan competitions in order to receive valuable feedback and mentoring from experienced entrepreneurs and investors.

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Ask a question:Rick Normington
Dean, Department of Business
775-831-1314 x7480
Entrepreneurship Curriculum Requirements

Students must take Math 251 (Statistics) to fulfill their General Education math

Lower Division Business Core
ACCT 204 Financial Accounting 3
ACCT 205 Managerial Accounting 3
ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECON 102 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
GBUS 291, ENGL 304 or 240 Business Writing, Advanced Composition or Intro
to Journalism
MGMT 260 Principles of Management 3
MKTG 201 Introduction to Marketing 3
Total Lower Division Business Core Credits
Upper Division Business Core
BLAW 360 Business Law 3
INTB 320 Global Business Environment 3
INTB 370 Leadership in a Global Environment 3
INTB 417 Global Operations Management 3
BFIN 351 Corporate Finance 3
MGMT 430 Business Strategy 3
Total Upper Division Business Core Credits
Incremental for Entrepreneurship Major
ENTP 313 or 410 Creating Entrepreneurial Ventures or Social
ENTP 317 Opportunity Recognition 3
ENTP 320 Financing Entrepreneur Ventures 3
ENTP 420 Corporate Entrepreneurship 3
ENTP 455 Capstone in Entrepreneurship 3
ELCT/ENTP 390 Any Upper Division course in the Business dept.
or internship
Total Incremental Entrepreneurship Credits
Total Business Credits
Business Concentration – Recommended for Graduate Programs, not required for graduation
 (choose 9 credits of upper division business electives)
Snc Core Curriculum
General Electives
Total Degree Requirements