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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 & 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:*

  • EPS7500 New Venture Creation, 3 credits
  • EPS7510 Entrepreneurial Finance, 3 credits
  • EPS7520 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

  • EPS7518 Great Entrepreneurial Wealth, 3 credits
  • EPS7523 Entrepreneurs Inside Organizations, 3 credits
  • EPS7537 Essential Practices in Family Entrepreneurship, 3 credits
  • EPS7534 Franchising – Building a High-Growth Business, 1.5 credits
  • EPS7541 Tools for Entrepreneurs & Managers, 1.5 credits
  • EPS7545 Buying a Small Business, 1.5 credits
  • EPS7547 Women’s Entrepreneurship & Leadership, 1.5 credits
  • EPS7550 Social Entrepreneurship, 3 credits
  • EPS7556 Foundations of Family Entrepreneurship, 3 credits
  • EPS9502 Environmental Entrepreneurship, 1.5 credits
  • EPS9508 Corporate Innovation as a Profession: Design Innovation Roles, 1.5 credits
  • EPS9525 21st Century Entrepreneurship: Business and Social Entrepreneurship, 1.5 credits
  • EPS9555 Public Policy Entrepreneurship, 1.5 credits

Advanced Competency Development

  • EPS7517 Entrepreneurship in Health Care Technology, 3 credits
  • ​EPS7530 M & A for Entrepreneurs, 3 credits
  • EPS7532 The Principle of Objectivity, 1.5 credits
  • EPS7543 Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Design in Sweden, 3 credits
  • EPS7546 Buying a Small Business: The Search Experience, 1.5 credits
  • EPS7552 The Gig Economy and the New Entrepreneurial Imperative, 1.5 credits
  • EPS7574 Marketing for Entrepreneurs, 3 credits
  • EPS7575 Venture Growth Strategies, 3 credits
  • EPS8573 Entrepreneurship Intensity Track, 3 credits
    Application required
  • EPS9551 Critical Questions Facing Family Business, 1.5 credits
  • EPS9553 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.