Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Students in the School of Business Administration can earn a Concentration in Entrepreneurship & Innovation in which they will learn skills related to the entrepreneurial mindset. From idea generation to opportunity-seeking behavior, the program takes students through the entrepreneurial process and prepares them for a variety of careers: creating a new enterprise, buying or expanding an existing enterprise, franchising, generating a family business, and engaging in corporate or social entrepreneurship.


Entrepreneurship and Innovation Concentration: 12 credits
BENT 490 Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3 credits
BENT 491 Creating New Ventures 3 credits
One of the following:

3 credits

       BENT 492 Technology Entrepreneurship
       BENT 493 Social Entrepreneurship
One of the following: 3 credits
     BUSN 494 Small Business Consulting
     BENT 495 New Venture Lab
     BENT 497 Internship


School of Business majors are required to complete the University core curriculum (I-V), and the School of Business Administration core, which consists of 53 credits (VI-XXI). Additionally, upper division requirements from the specific business major must be completed. General electives complete the 128 semester credit hour degree requirements. University and business school core courses at the 100- and 200-level should be completed by the end of the sophomore year.

I.  Thought & Expression (7 credits): ENGL 101, SPCO 101, and PHIL 101 (preferably taken in the same semester)

II.  Philosophy (9 credits): PHIL 201, PHIL 301, and PHIL 400- level elective

III.  Religious Studies (9 credits): RELI 100, RELI 200, and RELI 300 levels: one course from each level

IV.  Mathematics (3-4 credits): MATH 114, MATH 148, or MATH 157

V.  English Literature (3 credits): ENGL 102, ENGL 103H, ENGL 105, or ENGL 106

VI.  Business Computing (2 credits): BUSN 111

VII.  Fine Arts (3 credits): any VART, MUSC, or THEA

VIII.  History (3 credits): HIST 101, HIST 102 or HIST 112

IX. Science (3 credits): any BIOL, CHEM, or PHYS

X.  Social Sciences (3 credits): any CRIM, HIST, POLS, PSYC, or SOCI

XI.  Accounting (6 credits): ACCT 260 and ACCT 261

XII.  Economics (6 credits): ECON 201 and ECON 202

XIII.  Statistics (3 credits): BUSN 230 or MATH 121 or MATH 321

XIV.  Information Systems (3 credits): BMIS 235

XV.  Business Law (3 credits): BUSN 283

XVI.  Finance (3 credits): BFIN 320

XVII.  Management (3 credits): MGMT 350

XVIII.  Marketing (3 credits): MKTG 310

XIX.  Operations Management (3 credits): OPER 340

XX.  Business Ethics (3 credits) BUSN 480 and BUSN 485

XXI.  Strategy (3 credits) BUSN 481

Students admitted with more than 45 semester credits may receive a waiver of one of the following School of Business core requirements: HIST 101, HIST 102, or HIST 112; or social science elective; or science elective; or fine arts elective.