The major in Entrepreneurial Studies is designed to enhance entrepreneurial talent by providing students with the knowledge, skills, and experiences to think entrepreneurially – at the private and social levels. The interdisciplinary major helps equip students with the knowledge and innovation skills necessary to undertake and operate a new or existing enterprise or venture, whether for profit or not-for-profit. The Entrepreneurial Studies curriculum encourages students to think “outside the box.” Students may choose from the core Entrepreneurial Studies major or pursue one of two specializations: Social Entrepreneurship or Technology Management.
Requirements for Entrepreneurial Studies Major - Bachelor of Science in Arts and Sciences:
Requirements for Entrepreneurial Studies Major - Social Entrepreneurship Specialization, Bachelor of Science in Arts and Sciences:
Students pursuing a major in Entrepreneurial Studies with a Social Entrepreneurship specialization will develop competencies in creating social value by utilizing entrepreneurial principles. Social entrepreneurs function in a variety of socially oriented organizations including not-for-profit and for–profit; secular and faith-based. Socially entrepreneurial ventures tend to focus on benefiting disadvantaged communities and groups and addressing social issues. This specialization will provide students with a broad perspective and the skills and knowledge needed to start or find employment in nonprofit organizations or for-profit firms pursuing a social purpose.
Requirements for Entrepreneurial Studies Major - Technology Managment Specialization, Bachelor of Science in Arts and Sciences:
The Technology Management specialization prepares students to understand, select and manage technology as it relates to product innovation, entrepreneurial activities, and startup enterprises. Students will be equipped to evaluate and apply technology within venture environments using project and resource management strategies as well as functioning as technology managers in these business operations. Students also will be prepared to develop strategies to match technology with an entrepreneurial product or service idea and bring it to market.