The Entrepreneurship concentration focuses on the creation of social and economic value by developing core capabilities of idea generation, opportunity recognition, resource acquisition, and entrepreneurial management. Entrepreneurship students will learn to shape entrepreneurial opportunities and assess financial feasibility, while living an entrepreneurial experience.
This experience includes forming teams, constructing business models, talking with partners and customers, and assessing feasibility, while launching a new venture or initiative. The skills and competencies gained in an Entrepreneurship concentration are vital for the success of any business or organization including nascent startup, corporation, family, nonprofit, global, franchise, or any other setting. Entrepreneurship concentrators will apply Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® both academically as well as in real world settings. The concentration also provides customized paths for students wishing to specialize in general retail or service, technology, social/nonprofit, family, global, or corporate settings.
Credit Requirements for Entrepreneurship Concentration (9 credits)
Requirement 1: Choose at least one from the following:*
- EPS 7500 New Venture Creation (3 credits
- EPS 7510 Entrepreneurial Finance (3 credits)
- EPS 7520 Managing a Growing Businesses (3 credits)
*In addition to taking at least one of the above (EPS7500, 7510, and 7520), you also may take one or both of the others to fulfill part or all of the remainder of the 9 credits required for the concentration.
Requirement 2: 6 credits can be taken from the following:**
Forms of Entrepreneurship
- EPS 7523: Entrepreneurs Inside Organizations (3 credits)
- EPS 7537: Essential Practices In Family Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
- EPS 7534: Franchising – Building A High-Growth Business (1.5 credits)
- EPS 7541: Tools for Entrepreneurs & Managers (1.5 credits)
- EPS 7547: Women’s Entrepreneurship & Leadership (1.5 credits)
- EPS 9502: Environmental Entrepreneurship (1.5 credits)
- EPS 7550: Social Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
- EPS 9525: 21st Century Entrepreneurship: Business And Social Entrepreneurship (1.5 credits)
- EPS 7545: Buying A Small Business (1.5 credits)
- EPS 9555: Public Policy Entrepreneurship (1.5 credits)
Advanced Competency Development
- EPS 8573: Entrepreneurship Intensity Track (3 credits – application required)
- EPS 7525: Venture Growth Strategies (3 credits)
- EPS 7530: M & A For Entrepreneurs (3 credits)
- EPS 7546: Buying A Small Business: The Search Experience (1.5 credits)
- EPS 7574: Marketing For Entrepreneurs (3 credits)
- EPS 7575: Venture Growth Strategies (3 credits)
- EPS 7517: Entrepreneurship In Health Care Technology (3 credits)
- EPS 7532: The Principle Of Objectivity (1.5 credits)
- EPS 7552: The Gig Economy And The New Entrepreneurial Imperative (1.5 credits)
- EPS 9551: Critical Questions Facing Family Business (1.5 credits)
- EPS 9553: Family Business To The Next Stage Of Growth (1.5 credits)
**Class offerings change and new classes are added; therefore, all courses may not be listed here. Most courses designated as EPS can be counted toward the concentration. Additionally, “entrepreneurial” electives abroad and MCFEs may be counted on a case-by-case basis.