Bachelor of Science in Business

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Concentration

Overview

The concentration in Innovation and Entrepreneurship provides students with a broad spectrum of skill sets enabling them to both start, manage and grow a new and/or existing business as well as work in major organizations’ developing new products, procedures and services.  By focusing on innovation and entrepreneurship students get an opportunity to explore new organizational types – profit and non-profit, new and unique solutions to problems and develop necessary skill sets to become an effective consultant.  This concentration emphasizes action-oriented learning and encourages students to not only excel in the classroom but participate in a number of field related activities.  Innovation and entrepreneurship are skill sets necessary for all organizations to grow and flourish.

Career Options in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Students who complete the concentration in Innovation and Entrepreneurship should be particularly strong candidates in the job market because of the need for innovative and creative professionals capable of scanning the existing environment and providing decision with viable and alternative solutions to key issues confronting the organization both small and large.  Students are trained to examine current situations and offer out-of-the-box solutions by employing creativity, innovation and an entrepreneurship focus.  In an age of uncertainty, fast paced decision making, students in this concentration will be exposed to scenarios designed to sharpen their skill in operating in a turbulent environment.  Finally, with the rise of social enterprises, students will be able to apply their skills to assisting socially focused organizations.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Concentration Requirements

In addition to the requirements for the bachelor of science with a major in business, the concentration in innovation and entrepreneurship requires five field courses:

Field courses
MGT 3300Entrepreneurship
or MGT 3300W Entrepreneurship
MGT 4003Management of the Growing Entrepreneurial Venture
Three courses selected from the following:
MGT 3301Small Business Management
MGT 3302e-Entrepreneurship
MGT 3303Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership
MGT 3305Human Capital Sustainability
MGT 4900Special Topics (Innovation and Creativity)
DNSC 4404Essentials of Project Management

Students should consult with the advisor for specific bachelor of science in business general education courses that apply to this concentration.