May 22, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2023 
Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Innovation and Entrepreneurship, B.S.

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The Innovation and Entrepreneurship major encourages the development of an entrepreneurial mindset which recognizes the significance of the innovation process. Market opportunities and the risks of new ventures and initiatives are explored and students learn to transform opportunities into financial, cultural or social value for others. Students learn how to apply the tools of management, marketing, finance and accounting to their own start-up business, or use them to improve an existing one. The degree is comprised of a wide variety of courses that prepare students to apply practical business skills to bring business ideas to life and sustain those through implementation, growth and into maturity.

In general, 300 - level courses in the Business Administration Professional Core or Electives Groups are taken after students have completed the freshman and sophomore years (4 full semesters).

However, students who have completed 45 semester hours and who have a cumulative grade-point average of 2.75 or above are eligible to take 300 - level business core courses during the second semester of the sophomore year.

A student can complete no more than two internships in business administration, each carrying no more than three semester hours of credit.

General Education Requirements (39-42 sem. hrs)

For a complete list of general education courses click here . For additional information on general education requirements click here .

Ethics Course Requirement (3 sem. hrs)

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Major (24 sem. hrs)

Students who elect to earn a major in Innovation and Entrepreneurship must complete 24 hours of required courses from the courses listed below.

Electives (9-12 sem. hrs)

Total: 120 (sem. hrs)

The total reflects the minimum number of hours to obtain a bachelor’s degree. Some courses listed above may fulfill more than one requirement block. Please speak to your academic advisor to plan your specific degree path.


All students must take part in evaluations of the business core and major outcomes during their last 30 hours prior to graduation. MGMT 479 - Strategic Management 3 hours with a C or higher satisfies the culminating experience for the business core. MGMT 422  Small Business Management 3 hours with a C or higher satisfies this capstone requirement for the Innovation and Entrepreneurship major.

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