Business Administration Major: Entrepreneurial Studies Option (B.S.)
The Option in Entrepreneurial Studies is designed for students who intend to start a business, work for a new venture, or become involved in a new venture creation within an established organization. The option fosters an entrepreneurial culture throughout the program and the priority is real-world learning in the innovative environment of entrepreneurial ventures.
The focus is on innovation and creativity with the goal of exposing students to all the facets of running an innovative business. The program includes active student participation, a seminar format, and several guest speakers. Each student participates in a senior project and an internship at an entrepreneurial company.
A typical plan of study follows, showing the major-required courses. Students take 16-18 credits per semester. Discovery Program requirements (including the Inquiry requirement in the first two years) and elective courses are taken as well. Students are expected to follow this course plan. In the first three semesters, students cannot take more than two major courses in a single semester. The options have different requirements, which are provided below. For a detailed schedule/plan of study for each option, students should check with the Paul College Undergraduate Programs and Advising Office for specific recommendations.
|Business Adminsistration core requirements:|
|ADMN 400||Introduction to Business||4|
|ADMN 403||Computing Essentials for Business||1|
|ADMN 410||Management Information Systems||4|
|ADMN 420||Business Statistics||4|
|ADMN 502||Financial Accounting||4|
|ADMN 503||Managerial Accounting||4|
|ADMN 570||Introduction to Financial Management||4|
|ADMN 575||Behavior in Organizations||4|
|ADMN 580||Quantitative Decision Making||4|
|ADMN 703||Strategic Management: Decision Making 1||4|
|ECON 401||Principles of Economics (Macro)||4|
|ECON 402||Principles of Economics (Micro)||4|
|MATH 420||Finite Mathematics||4|
|or MATH 424A||Calculus for Social Sciences|
|PHIL 430||Ethics and Society||4|
|PAUL 405||Freshman Academic Experience I||1|
|PAUL 406||Freshman Academic Experience II||1|
This is the capstone course in the business administration program, and satisfies the capstone requirement of the Discovery Program.
Depending of the choice of option and the specific requirements thereof, students may be able to take PAUL or non-PAUL electives in their junior or senior year.
Option in Entrepreneurial Studies
|MKTG 763||Marketing Analytics||4|
|or MKTG 764||New Product Development|
|DS 741||Private Equity/Venture Capital||4|
|DS/MGT 742||Internship in Entrepreneurial and Management Practice||4|
|MGT 732||Exploration in Entrepreneurial Management||4|