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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Kendra Wong
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Rick Winfield
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Entrepreneurship Curriculum


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

ACCT 204 Financial Accounting 3
ACCT 205 Managerial Accounting 3
ECON 101 Principles or Microeconomics 3
ECON 102 Principles or Microeconomics 3
GBUS 291, ENGL 240, or 304 Business Writing, Intro to Journalism or Advanced Composition 3
MGMT 260 Principles of Management 3
MKTG 201 Introduction to Marketing 3
Total Credits  21


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 Credits 18
Business Concentration – Recommended for Graduate
(choose 9 credits of Upper Divisions Business Electives)


ENTP 310 Opportunity Recognition 3
ENTP 320 Financing Entrepreneurial Ventures 3
ENTP 400 Creating Entrepreneurial Ventures 3
ENTP 420 Corporate Entrepreneurship 3
ENTP 450 Business Plan Competition 3
BLAW 410 Intellectual Property 3
Total Credits 18

*Requirements listed above are based off the 2015-2016 Catalog, for other information check past catalogs or graduation requirements.