College of Business
Opening Minds, Expanding Opportunities.


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Entrepreneurship
Opening Minds. Expanding Opportunities.

We are extremely excited about having one of the newest majors and minors within the College of Business—Entrepreneurship! We are also proud of being only the second major in entrepreneurship within all state universities in Florida.

Entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial activity are the lifeblood of our economy and our worldwide competitiveness. Many of our students and potential students have expressed an aspiration to own their own business and we are dedicated in this major and minors to provide the educational experience and direction to make this a reality.

Also, many of our students will work in entrepreneurial small and mid-sized firms. Our goal is to prepare those students to assume roles of influence in those firms as well.

But, we are more than just an in-class educational experience. We believe strongly in advancing activities that match students’ desires to become more involved in idea and firm creation. Our entrepreneurship club is one example of ways we connect students with other students interested in the same thing as well as helping to create networking opportunities with community leaders. This focus has allowed our students to capture major regional and national awards, start companies, and to gain employment in growth ventures.

Come see what we are about. I look forward to meeting each of you!

William T. Jackson, DBA
Professor for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

 

William Jackson

William T. Jackson, DBA

 

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Requirements for a Major in Entrepreneurship

A major in entrepreneurship is intended for those students interested in the possibility of self-venturing or who may someday work in an entrepreneurial firm. Upon completion of this major, a student will be especially prepared to leverage their knowledge to work in management positions within high growth, innovative firms or to take their own idea to market. This major utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to education thus providing a well-rounded knowledge of business.

Students will learn the creative nature of idea/opportunity identification and evaluation, the unique skills necessary to start and build an entrepreneurial firm, how to locate and use information necessary for successful business modeling, how to promote their ideas to diverse audiences, and the ability to interact with local community resources and mentors.

Requirements for the B.A./B.S. Degree: Within the 120-semester-hour program listed in the General Requirements section, students must complete a minimum of 24 hours in entrepreneurship-related course work. At least 15 of these 24 hours must be taken in residence at USFSP including each of the required courses. A grade of C- or better is required in all 24 hours plus a 2.0 GPA in all major course work at USFSP and an overall 2.0 GPA including transfer work.

Required Entrepreneurship Courses (for a total of 15 credit hours):

ENT 3613:  Creativity and Innovation in Entrepreneurial Firms (3 credit hours)

MAN 4802: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (3 credit hours) **

ENT 3013: New Venture Creation (3 credit hours)

ENT 4244:  Scalability in Entrepreneurial Firms (3 credit hours)

ENT 4945: Student Consulting in High Growth Firms (3 credit hours)

**This course is in the process of being converted to an ENT prefix. Currently, the course has three required prerequisites which can be waived by the instructor until this change is made.

Any three courses from the following recommended 3 credit hour electives (for a total of 9 credit hours):

ENT 3503: Social Issues in Entrepreneurial Firms

ENT 4214: Entrepreneurial Leadership

ENT 4901: Independent Research in Entrepreneurship

ENT 4943:  Internship in Entrepreneurship

MAN 4402: Employment Law

MAN 4600: International Management

MAR 3400: Professional Selling

MAR 4503: Consumer Behavior

MAR 3613: Marketing Research

MAR 4231: Retailing Management

ACG 3341: Cost Accounting and Control

ISM 3113: System Design and Analysis

ECO 3703: International Economics

FIN 4461: Financial Statement Analysis

Requirements for a Minor in Entrepreneurship (for Non-Business Majors)

This minor is intended for students from any college within the University to provide a general background of knowledge for those individuals that might, at some point, start their own business or be a part of an entrepreneurial organization. The requirements are:

The following courses (for a total of 12 credit hours):

ENT 3613: Creativity and Innovation in Entrepreneurial Firms (3 credit hours)

MAR 3023: Basic Marketing (3 credit hours)

MAN 4802: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (3 credit hours)

ENT 3013: New Venture Creation (3 credit hours) – ENT 3613, MAR 3023 and MAN 4802 prerequisites

A grade point average of 2.0 or better must be achieved in the minor course work.

All 12 hours must be completed at USFSP.

Students would also be expected to take ECO 2023 which can be taken under the General Education requirements for Arts and Science majors.

Requirements for a Minor in Entrepreneurship (for Business Majors)

This minor is intended to complement any of the majors in the College of Business providing a general background of entrepreneurship and again to support the notion that self-venturing is a viable career option.

The requirements are:

The following courses (for a total of 12 credit hours):

ENT 3613: Creativity and Innovation in Entrepreneurial Firms (3 credit hours)

MAN 4802: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (3 credit hours)

ENT 3013: New Venture Creation (3 credit hours)

ENT 4945 : Student Consulting in High Growth Firms (3 credit hours)

A Grade Point Average of 2.0 or better must be achieved in all of the minor course work.

All 12 hours must be completed at USFSP.

A tremendous amount of outside activities exist within the entrepreneurship program at USFSP. Visit our website http://seialliance.com to learn about our faculty and support professionals, the Entrepreneurship Club, the Small Business Development Center, the Gazelle Lab, upcoming special events, and join us on Facebook. We look forward to meeting you!

 

 

 


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