Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
Program Contact: Patrice Luoma 203-582-8320
Increasingly recognized as an important driver for both the national and international economy, entrepreneurship is more than the creation of a new business venture. Rather, entrepreneurship encompasses seeking opportunity, identifying and acknowledging risk and most importantly persisting until the idea becomes reality. At Quinnipiac University, we strive to develop this perspective in our students; to enable them to apply their entrepreneurial perspective and skills to realize innovative ideas in a variety of settings including profit and not-for-profit organizations, new and existing ventures, and in business and non-business activities. The development of this perspective has special relevance for the small business environment that many of our students seek upon graduation.
The program includes a rigorous and rounded academic curriculum complemented by extracurricular and service learning involvement in the region’s business activity. The program develops entrepreneurial thinking, establishes a foundation in sound business practices along with an appreciation and understanding of the arts and sciences, and hones the skills necessary for successful entrepreneurship and small business management.
This is accomplished through a distinct and innovative curriculum. The program is highly experiential, allowing students to work on team and individual projects to develop and improve businesses and business ideas. Students compete in regional and national business plan competitions and interact with various agencies and financial institutions supportive of entrepreneur and small business success.
The program involves local, regional and national companies and small business owners sharing their expertise and experiences as an important element in the program’s educational process.
BS in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management Curriculum
Students majoring in entrepreneurship are required to complete 122 credits.
|Business Core Curriculum|
|Complete the Business Core Curriculum||43|
|Complete the University Curriculum for School of Business||34|
|Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management Core|
|ENT 210||Introduction to Entrepreneurial Thinking and Practice||3|
|ENT 250||Entrepreneurial Skills||3|
|ENT 310||Creativity and Innovation||3|
|ENT 320||Small Business Marketing||3|
|ENT 330||Entrepreneurial Finance||3|
|ENT 340||Opportunity Recognition and Negotiation||3|
|ENT 410||New Venture Creation and Lab||3|
|ENT 488||Entrepreneurship Internship||3|
|Complete one of the following options:||6|
|Entrepreneurial Implementation I|
and Entrepreneurial Implementation II
Select two of the following entrepreneurship electives:
|Creating New Enterprises|
|Special Topics in Entrepreneurship|
|Business Plan Competition|
|Introduction to Global Entrepreneurship|
|Supply Chain Logistics and Technology|
|International Business Immersion|
|Select 15 credits||15|
Admission Requirements: School of Business
The requirements for admission into the undergraduate School of Business programs are the same as those for admission to Quinnipiac University.
Admission to the university is competitive, and applicants are expected to present a strong college prep program in high school. Prospective freshmen are strongly encouraged to file an application as early in the senior year as possible, and arrange to have first quarter grades sent from their high school counselor as soon as they are available.
For detailed admission requirements, including required documents, please visit the Admissions page of this catalog.