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.