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.

What Our Program Offers You

What our students learn/skills you’ll acquire

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.