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.