Our innovative program gives you a strong foundation in sound business practices, sharpens your business management skills and teaches you how to think like an entrepreneur. You’ll work on team and individual projects to develop and improve business ideas and also have the opportunity to promote the feasibility of your ideas in regional and national business plan competitions.
Course options include a wide breadth of topics, such as Entrepreneurial Creativity, Opportunity Recognition and Negotiation, and Supply Chain Management. You’ll learn from a rich network of faculty and staff that provides the guidance necessary to launch a business or join a burgeoning company.
In the classroom, during internships and at networking events, you can tap into the expertise and experience of local and national company executives, as well as small business owners who have achieved success.
A lifetime of achievement
Margaret Goralski, assistant teaching professor of entrepreneurship & strategy, is an active member within the university as well as the business world. Goralski was recently recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 29th Annual Conference of the International Academy of Business Disciplines, where she serves as vice president of publications. This nonprofit organization was established to foster and promote education in all business disciplines. It facilitates an international exchange of information, ideas and research, and seeks to bridge the gap between business theory and practice.
Goralski truly understands the effect of culture on business and bestows these ideals onto her students. “In my career, I’ve learned a lot about not just business, but cultures,” Goralski said. “I tell my students all the time that when a problem arises in business, it’s usually a cultural one.”
In the summer of 2017, Goralski took part in a United Nations PRME Sustainability Mindset Working Group Retreat at the Academy of Management in Atlanta, where she presented on “Bringing the Being Dimension into the Classroom for a Sustainability Mindset.” This retreat draws participants from around the world to learn about new ways of doing business that are both profitable and progressive.
Curriculum and Requirements
BS in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management Curriculum
Students majoring in entrepreneurship are required to complete 122 credits.
|Business Core Curriculum|
|Complete the Business Core Curriculum||43|
|Complete the University Curriculum for School of Business||34|
|Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management Core|
|ENT 210||Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship||3|
|ENT 250||Entrepreneurial Skills||3|
|ENT 310||Entrepreneurial Creativity||3|
|ENT 320||Small Business Marketing||3|
|ENT 330||Entrepreneurial Finance||3|
|ENT 340||Opportunity Recognition and Negotiation||3|
|ENT 410||Business Plan Creation||3|
|ENT 488||Entrepreneurship Internship||3|
|Complete one of the following options:||6|
& ENT 430
|Entrepreneurial Implementation I|
and Entrepreneurial Implementation II
Select two of the following entrepreneurship electives:
|Special Topics in Entrepreneurship|
|Business Plan Competition|
|Introduction to Global Entrepreneurship|
|Supply Chain Logistics and Technology|
|International Microloan Funding|
|Select 15 credits||15|
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Enrollment and Graduation Data
Enrollment and number of graduates
Number of entrepreneurship and small business management program graduates:
- 2016–17: 28
- 2015–16: 39
- 2014–15: 31
- 2013–14: 27
- 2012–13: 26
- 2011–12: 23
Student enrollment in entrepreneurship and small business management in 2017–18: 101
Retention and graduation rates
- School of Business freshman retention rate: 87%
- School of Business 6-year graduation rate: 75%
- School of Business graduate placement rate: 99%
Median starting salary
Median starting salary for program graduates: $41,000