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 Curriculum43
University Curriculum
Complete the University Curriculum for School of Business34
Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management Core
ENT 210Introduction to Entrepreneurial Thinking and Practice3
ENT 250Entrepreneurial Skills3
ENT 310Creativity and Innovation3
ENT 320Small Business Marketing3
ENT 330Entrepreneurial Finance3
ENT 340Opportunity Recognition and Negotiation3
ENT 410New Venture Creation and Lab3
ENT 488Entrepreneurship Internship3
Complete one of the following options:6
Option A:
Entrepreneurial Implementation I
and Entrepreneurial Implementation II
Option B:
Select two of the following entrepreneurship electives:
Creating New Enterprises
Special Topics in Entrepreneurship
Business Plan Competition
Field Projects
Introduction to Global Entrepreneurship
Supply Chain Logistics and Technology
International Business Immersion
Open Electives
Select 15 credits15
Total Credits122

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.