2018-2019 Academic Catalogs

Certificate of Entrepreneurship

The program cultivates comprehensive knowledge of entrepreneurship theories and practices. Students learn how to launch, manage and harvest a business. Students graduate with a strong understanding of various types of entrepreneurship: new venture creation entrepreneurship, small business entrepreneurship/management, and corporate entrepreneurship. This approach provides students a well-rounded perspective of entrepreneurship so they can pursue starting their own business (for profit, nonprofit, or social), manage an existing small business with entrepreneurial insights or lead entrepreneurial endeavors such as new product launches. Students will study creativity and how to manage innovations within the public and private sectors. Students will apply skills of opportunity recognition, resource leveraging, bootstrapping and risk mitigation, through simulations, case studies, and real-world experiences. Students leave the program with a nurtured entrepreneurial mindset and the knowledge, skills and abilities to engage in entrepreneurial endeavors in various settings.

The program cultivates comprehensive knowledge of entrepreneurship theories and practices. Students learn how to launch, manage and harvest a business. Students graduate with a strong understanding of various types of entrepreneurship: new venture creation entrepreneurship, small business entrepreneurship/management, and corporate entrepreneurship. This approach provides students a well-rounded perspective of entrepreneurship so they can pursue starting their own business (for profit, nonprofit, or social), manage an existing small business with entrepreneurial insights or lead entrepreneurial endeavors such as new product launches. Students will study creativity and how to manage innovations within the public and private sectors. Students will apply skills of opportunity recognition, resource leveraging, bootstrapping and risk mitigation, through simulations, case studies, and real-world experiences. Students leave the program with a nurtured entrepreneurial mindset and the knowledge, skills and abilities to engage in entrepreneurial endeavors in various settings. 

Entrepreneurship Major

General Education38-40
Required Core
ACCT 200Elements of Accounting I3
ACCT 201Elements of Accounting II3
ACCT 315Legal Environment of Business3
BADM 301Fundamentals of Management3
BADM 321Marketing3
BADM 340Corporate Entrepreneurshp
BIT 220Management Information Systems3
BIT 318Business Communication3
BOTE 247Spreadsheet Applications3
FIN 353Corporation Finance3
Courses Required for Entrepreneurship Major
BADM 101Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3
BADM 303Human Resource Management3
BADM 304Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management3
BADM 465Strategic Management3
BADM 470Projects in Entrepreneurship3
BADM 489Entrepreneurship and New Venture3
ACCT 321Managerial Accounting3
FIN 360Entrepreneurial Finance3
Elective: Choose one
BADM 421Applied Business Research3
BADM 422Consumer Behavior3
BADM 424Logistics & Channel Management3
BADM 436Organizational Behavior Principles and Practices3
BIT 370E-Commerce3
Electives16
Total Hours120-122
 

Required: Entrepreneurship Portfolio

This program provides students with a robust set of entrepreneurship courses and experiential learning activities. The design provides exposure to entrepreneurship and develops an understanding of entrepreneurial concepts to various majors. Students learn how to finance, start, manage, grow and harvest a successful business. The courses also demonstrate how to manage an existing business and how to work in a corporation that supports intrapreneurship. Students will learn that developing an entrepreneurial and innovative mindset is beneficial beyond starting or owning a business. Students completing the program develop insights on skills of opportunity recognition, innovation management, resourcefulness, and the use of creativity to gain and sustain competitive advantage.

Entrepreneurship Minor

BADM 101Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3
BADM 304Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management3
BADM 321Marketing3
BADM 340Corporate Entrepreneurshp
BADM 465Strategic Management3
BADM 489Entrepreneurship and New Venture3
FIN 360Entrepreneurial Finance3

Required: Entrepreneurship Portfolio

The Certificate of Entrepreneurship is a series of highly interactive classes designed to instill entrepreneurial thinking in students. The certificate will provide students with the knowledge of the entrepreneurial process and how to start, finance, plan and launch a business. The certificate combines business and entrepreneurial courses to develop an understanding of how to recognize business opportunities; attract, valuate and manage resources; and transform business opportunities into value. The certificate program culminates with an experiential application of the skills acquired in the courses. Graduates will produce a business website, a well-developed business pitch and a full business plan and portfolio.

BADM 101Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3
BIT 235Introduction to Web Site Design3
BADM 301Fundamentals of Management3
BADM 304Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management3
BADM 321Marketing3
BADM 470Projects in Entrepreneurship3
Total Hours18