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Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is one of the fastest-growing areas of study nationwide. The major provides students the knowledge and skills to start their own business, work for growth-oriented and innovative firms, work in a family business, or bring an entrepreneurial perspective to their chosen field. Graduates receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship majors learn a broad range of transferable skills, strong competence in critical thinking and hands on business experience. There are a wide variety of Connected Learning opportunities both on and off-campus for Entrepreneurship students. Additionally, all students in the entrepreneurship major participate in Service Learning through Buss 220, Marketing, which is a required course.

The following goals and associated learning outcomes delineate what we strive for students to achieve when they complete the major program of study in Entrepreneurship.

Goal 1: Application of Principles of Management
Upon completion of the major program of study in Entrepreneurship, students will be able to

  1. demonstrate a comprehensive level of knowledge in the area of organizational behavior
  2. demonstrate a comprehensive level of knowledge in the area of human resource management
  3. demonstrate a comprehensive level of knowledge in the area of information technology
  4. demonstrate a comprehensive level of knowledge in the area of the global economy
  5. demonstrate a comprehensive level of knowledge in the area of business strategy

Goal 2: Application of Business Information
Upon completion of the major program of study in Entrepreneurship, students will be able to

  1. apply quantitative research methods to various propositions relating to business organizations
  2. apply qualitative research methods to various propositions relating to business organizations
  3. integrate business information into effective decision making

Goal 3: Ethical Decision-making
Upon completion of the major program of study in Entrepreneurship, students will be able to

  1. identify ethical issues implicit in business
  2. evaluate and decide among alternative solutions to ethical problems

Goal 4: Professional skills
Upon completion of the major program of study in Entrepreneurship, students will be able to

  1. communicate effectively in writing for the discipline
  2. communicate effectively orally for the discipline
  3. work effectively in teams