Entrepreneurship

Plan of Study

There are three Entrepreneurship Major Tracks, two Entrepreneurship Minors, and one certificate options available to students.

Field of Concentrations:

Social Entrepreneurship

The Social Entrepreneurship Track offers both major and minor options.  The curriculum emphasizes developing students with an awareness of social justice principles that enables them to organize, create and manage a venture to impact social change. Whereas a business entrepreneur typically measures performance in profit and return, a social entrepreneur assesses success in terms of the impact they have on society.

ENT 312 Innovation and Creativity (3 credits)
ENT 314 Business Planning for Social Entrepreneurs (3 credits)
ENT 316 or BUS 366 Social Entrepreneurship Incubator or Social Entrepreneurship Internship (3 credits)
ENT 502 Finance for Entrepreneurial Ventures (3 credits)
MKT 343 Marketing Research – MKT 343 (3)
Three credits approved Entrepreneurship electives (3 credits)

Bioscience Entrepreneurship

The Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program (BEP) offers major, minor and certificate options and is an interdisciplinary program that brings law, business, and health science students together to bring biotechnology to market.  

ENT 518 Bioscience Technology Commercialization (3 credits)
ENT 520 Business Planning for Bioscience Ventures (3 credits)
ENT 366 Business Internship (3 credits)
ENT 502 Finance for Entrepreneurial Ventures (3 credits)
MKT 343 Marketing Research (3 credits)
Three credits approved Entrepreneurship electives (3 credits)

General Entrepreneurship

The General Entrepreneurship Major promotes the general principles of starting and running a small business.

ENT 312 Innovation and Creativity (3 credits)
ENT 314 Business Planning for Social Entrepreneurs (3 credits)
ENT 366 Internship (3 credits)
ENT 502 Finance for Entrepreneurial Ventures (3 credits)
MKT 343 Marketing Research (3 credits)
Three credits approved Entrepreneurship electives (3 credits)

Ignition Grants

Students who have successfully completed the Social Incubator class are eligible to apply for Ignition Grants.  These Ignition funds allow students to begin implementing their business plans.  Students submit and present their plans with a budget to compete for the reimbursement of up to $500 of actual expenses.