The Entrepreneurship major is a redesigned, highly competitive, 2-year curriculum. You will learn how to start and harvest a micro-business, learn the advantages and costs of the various sources of venture capital, and the process of obtaining it. You will also focus on opportunity recognition, market research, and feasibility. You will study technology commercialization, financial analysis, legal issues, and human resource management.
In the first two years at FSU, students should take courses in the following areas: General Education requirements, Multicultural Core requirements, and Prerequisite Coursework requirements. Some courses may fulfill requirements in multiple areas. Electives in the first two years should focus on gaining additional exposure to the social and behavioral sciences, and on improving communication and analytical reasoning skills.
Requirements (15 hours)
The following courses must be completed with a C minus or better:
LDR XXXX (3) Any Leadership Course
ECO X013 (3) Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO X023 (3) Principles of Microeconomics
MAC 1105 (3) College Algebra or MAC 2233 (3) Calculus for Business
STA X023 (3) Business Statistics
Note: State-wide common prerequisites are always under review. For the most current information and for acceptable alternative courses, visit the “Common Prerequisites Manual.” This is available from the “Student Services” section of http://www.flvc.org.
Admission Requirements to the Upper-Division Major
Students at FSU should apply in the spring semester of their sophomore year to start the process of being accepted into the entrepreneurship program the following fall.
Students, including transfer students, must apply by February 2nd, 2018 and be committed to the 2-year curriculum (no courses are offered in the summer). Admission criteria include academic achievement, evidence of prior entrepreneurial activity, and a compelling essay describing why you want to be an entrepreneur. Students must complete the admission requirements for this limited access program no later than the end of their second year in order to continue as a commercial entrepreneurship major.
Admission to the limited access business programs requires the following:
1) completion of at least 52 semester hours;
2) a cumulative grade point average on all college work attempted of at least 2.70; and
3) satisfactory completion of all required prerequisite coursework.
Major Program of Studies at FSU (57 hours)
Community college courses may not be substituted for 3000/4000 level courses. All courses must be completed with a grade of C minus or better.
General Core Requirements for Entrepreneurship Majors (27 hours):
ENT 3003 (3) Intro to Entrepreneurship
ENT 4XXX (3) Law/Ethics
ENT 3111 (3) Creating Value through Customer Acquisition
ENT 3629 (3) Entrepreneurial Technologies
ENT 3203 (3) Managing Growth
ECO 3041 (3) Personal Finance
ENT 3607 (3) Innovation by Design
ENT 3414 (3) Measuring Financial Success
ENT 4XXX (3) Sales Management
Major Area Requirements for Commercial Entrepreneurship Majors (30 hours)
All entrepreneurship majors must complete the thirty (30) credit hours as listed below. A grade of C minus or better must be earned in each course undertaken to satisfy the commercial entrepreneurship major area requirements.
Required Core Courses for this Major (30 hours):
ENT 3001 (3) Experiences in Entrepreneurship I
ENT 3002 (3) Experiences in Entrepreneurship II
ENT 4255 (3) Negotiations
RMI 3011 (3) Risk/Insurance
ENT 4114 (3) Business Plan Design
ENT 4XXX (3) New Product Development
ENT 4XXX (3) Simulation/Capstone
ENT 4934 (3) Internship
Plus six (6) credit hours from the following list of courses:
ENT 3173 (3) Franchising
ENT 3273 (3) Family Business
ENT 3283 (3) Women and Minorities
CTE 3862 (3) Retail Operations
FOS 4209 (3) Food Safety and Regulations
Computer Skills Competency: Students must demonstrate proficiency in computer competency skills. This requirement may be met through with a University approved college-level course.
Oral Communication Competency: Students must demonstrate the ability to orally transmit ideas and information clearly. This requirement may be met through with a University approved college-level course.
Minimum Program Requirements Summary:
Total Hours Required 120
General Education 36*
Prerequisite Coursework 15*
Major Coursework 57
Minor Coursework 0
Computer Skills 0 beyond major
Oral Communication Competency 0 beyond major
Electives to bring total credits to 120 (must complete at least 60 credits outside of entrepreneurship)
*Some Prerequisite courses may also be counted as part of the General Education requirements.
Mapping is FSU’s academic advising and monitoring system. Academic progress is monitored each fall and spring semester to ensure that students are on course to earn their degree in a timely fashion. Transfer students must meet mapping guidelines to be accepted into their majors. You may view the map for this major here.
- Must complete at least 60 hours outside of entrepreneurship
- A minimum of 45 hours at the 3000 level or above, at least 30 of which must be taken at this University.
- At least half of the major course semester hours must be completed in residence at this University. After enrolling at this University, all remaining major course requirements must be completed at this University.
- The final 30 hours must be completed in residence at this University.
Salary Information: National Association of Colleges and Employers, Occupational Outlook Handbook
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Owner, Consultant, Franchise Owner/Operator, Investor, Manager.
Representative Employers: Self – any small business, Franchise businesses.
For more information, contact Kirsten Frandsen.