Sep 28, 2020  
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, Entrepreneurship Concentration (B.B.A.)


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Montressa Washington, Assistant Professor of Management
Halphin-Harrison Hall 212, (540) 545-7344, [email protected]

Requirements for the Entrepreneurship Concentration in the BBA Degree Program


Megan Carpenter, Director of the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Professor of Management
Halpin-Harrison Hall, Room 212, (540) 665-1290

Entrepreneurship is what powers the economy, and the entrepreneurship major provides students with the knowledge and tools to make ideas real.

The entrepreneurship concentration offers a wide variety of opportunities for students to develop both fundamental and in-depth knowledge within the disciplines of management, marketing, finance, accounting, business law, information systems and technologies and organizational behavior to be effective entrepreneurs. Students will participate in comprehensive hands-on simulations and learning opportunities that will promote the development of the knowledge, skills and abilities required to launch or assume leadership roles in entrepreneurial organizations.

An Entrepreneurship concentration can prepare graduates for any of four types of work:

  • Corporate entrepreneurship (also known as intrapreneurship), where graduates work to develop new operations or products for existing corporations;
  • Independent entrepreneurship, where graduates start their own for-profit firms;
  • Family business where graduates go into the family firm as new or future management; and
  • Social entrepreneurship where graduates start new or develop existing not-for-profit or community service oriented firms.

General Education Requirement


Students must conform to the general education requirements of the university that specify course work over seven domains of knowledge. The following general education courses will be taken by all business students and will fulfill 18 of the required 30 hours of course work. Students should work closely with their mentor to ensure they complete the general education requirements in a timely fashion.

Total: 30 credits


Non-Business Elective Courses


  • A course in either Sociology or Psychology Credit(s): 3
  • Other 3-credit courses Credit(s): 21 (not BA, EC, IST, or SM)

Total: 24 credits


Total: 42 credits


Total: 15 credits


Suggested Course Schedule for the Entrepreneurship Concentration


Fall Semester – Freshman


Total: 15 credits


Spring Semester – Freshman


Total: 15 credits


Fall Semester – Sophomore


Total: 15 credits


Spring Semester – Sophomore


Total: 15 credits


Total: 15 credits


Total: 15 credits


Fall Semester – Senior


Total: 15 credits


Spring Semester – Senior


Total: 15 credits


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