Innovation & Entrepreneurship

 

Entrepreneurship Program Requirements

The Division of Business Administration trains students to become contributing members of today's corporate, entrepreneurial, public and non-profit organizations.  While an objective of the Division is to prepare a person for specific career orientation, the Division recognizes that the student must also develop into an individual ready to adapt to personal and social problems as well as to a constantly changing global, competitive environment. Communication and leadership skills are critical and will be honed through experiential learning, internship opportunities, and student organizational involvement. Prior to entering a specialized curriculum, students will broaden their preparation in written and oral communications, the social and natural sciences, mathematics and other courses that will prepare them for a lifetime of learning.

Special Note: A course taken as an elective for a BUS major cannot be used as an elective to satisfy the requirements of another BUS major or minor.

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Major

Computer Code: INEN

 

In a world of constant change and economic uncertainty, students need to have the maximum preparation possible to be able to turn their passions into opportunities, to see the connection between their love of a particular area of study and how it can translate into opportunities for practical innovation and entrepreneurship.  Students will learn…and experience…entrepreneurship. Through a sequence of courses, field studies, personal interviews with successful entrepreneurs and acting as consultants to individuals creating new ventures, students apply entrepreneurial thinking. The Innovation & Entrepreneurship major is only offered as an additional major that builds upon the knowledge, interest, and skills developed in the primary major. The primary major may be in any discipline, including any of the areas of Business Administration.

Minimum credits required: 36

Required Foundation Courses (* = Prerequisite Required)

ECN

100^

Survey of Economics

3 credits

BUS

211

Principles of Accounting I

3 credits*

BUS

212

Principles of Accounting II

3 credits*

BUS

330

Introduction to Marketing

3 credits*

BUS

215

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

3 credits

BUS

315

Small Business Management

3 credits*

BUS

415

Business Plan Development

3 credits*

^The sequence of ECN 101 and ECN 102 can be substituted for ECN 100


Writing- Take one course

ENG

232

Workshop in Journalism

3 credits*

ENG

233F

Workshop in Creative Writing

3 credits*

ENG

305

Advanced Expository and Argumentative Writing

3 credits*

ENG

308

Special Topics in Writing

3 credits*

BUS

358

Business Communications

3 credits


Communication- Take one course

CAS

102

Interpersonal Communication

3 credits

CAS

112

Presentational Speaking

3 credits

CAS

120

Strategies in Public Relations

3 credits

CAS

126

Introduction to Communication

3 credits

CAS

207

Group Communication and Leadership

3 credits*

CAS

285D

Introduction to Intercultural Communication

3 credits*


Experiential Coursework- Six credits required

Students will engage in two or three experiential opportunities, earning a total of six credits for the major. Advisor consult is required.


Capstone

BUS

495

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Capstone

3 credits*



Entrepreneurship Minor- 21 credit hours

The Entrepreneurship Minor provides a framework to understand the mindset, behaviors, experiences and skills of an entrepreneur; how an entrepreneurial business is planned, started and transitioned to the growth stage; and culminates in the development of a complete business plan. Key components to coursework include learning how to evaluate growth objectively, anticipate problems, develop pragmatic solutions and assemble the resources to implement a strategic vision.

Required Foundation Courses

ECN

100^

Survey of Economics

3 credits

Required Business Administration Courses (* = Prerequisite Required)

BUS

211

Principles of Accounting I

3 credits*

BUS

212

Principles of Accounting II

3 credits*

BUS

330

Introduction to Marketing

3 credits*

Entrepreneurship Courses (* = Prerequisite Required)

BUS

215

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

3 credits

BUS

315

Small Business Management

3 credits*

BUS

415

Business Plan Development

3 credits*


^The sequence of ECN 101 and ECN 102 can be substituted for ECN 100

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