Bachelor of Business Administration - Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is what powers the economy, and the entrepreneurship major provides students with the knowledge and tools to make ideas real.

The Entrepreneurship major offers a wide variety of opportunities for students to develop both fundamental and in-depth knowledge within the disciplines of management, marketing, finance, accounting, business law and organizational behavior. Students participate in comprehensive, hands-on simulations and learning opportunities that help them develop the knowledge, skills and abilities required to launch or assume leadership roles in entrepreneurial organizations.


Prepares graduates for the following roles:

  • Corporate entrepreneurship (also known as intrapreneurship), where graduates work to develop new operations or products for existing corporations;
  • Independent entrepreneurship, where graduates start their own for-profit firms;
  • Family business where graduates go into the family firm as new or future management;
  • Social entrepreneurship, where graduates start new or develop existing not-for-profit or community service-oriented firms.
  • Designed to integrate with programs beyond the Byrd School. Students minoring in Entrepreneurship take classes from Shenandoah Conservatory, the School of Health Professions and the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Consists of 24 credit hours (eight classes)
  • Provides students with practical experience through partnerships with local businesses.

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