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Undergraduate Concentration in Entrepreneurship

The 18 credit hour concentration in Entrepreneurship (as part of the existing Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Degree) is made up as follows:

  • ECON 301 Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation (new 3 credit hour course)
  • ECON 303 Strategic Entrepreneurship (new 3 credit hour course)
  • FINC 315 Entrepreneurial Finance (new 3 credit hour course)
  • MGMT 350 Entrepreneurship (existing 3 credit hour course)
  • MGMT 460 Corporate Entrepreneurship (new 3 credit hour course)

Plus one of the following courses:

  • MGMT 450 Small Business Management (existing 3 credit hour course)
  • ECON 460 Seminar in Entrepreneurship (new 3 credit hour course)

While this concentration is interdisciplinary, it will be housed in the Department of Managerial Economics and Finance. In the future, additional electives from marketing, business law or accounting may be added to this concentration.

Purpose: The concentration in entrepreneurship will provide business students with the training and knowledge they need to launch new businesses and/or to develop new entrepreneurial ventures within existing firms.

Rationale: While minorities account for almost one-third of North Carolina's population, they account for only one-eighth of business ownership in the state. A large percentage of the students at Fayetteville State University come from groups that are underrepresented in business and in entrepreneurial activities. In this context, the program is designed to fulfill an important social need to produce successful minority entrepreneurs. The program complements other programs in the School of Business and Economics and the University already has the resources for the implementation of this program in place. Most importantly, it is the University's specific mission to produce entrepreneurs, or "creative thinkers and leaders who will reach beyond current intellectual and cultural boundaries to become change agents for shaping the future of the nation and the world."

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