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The Bachelor of Science in Business with a major in Entrepreneurship emphasizes the process of designing, launching, running and scaling a new business, often initially a small business through a period of rapid growth. Students develop an entrepreneurial mindset and apply knowledge and practical skills to identify new business opportunities, creatively solve problems within a design-thinking framework, analyze the industry and market, create revenue and business models, and develop management, market and financial strategies for the new venture or an established entrepreneurial organization to impact businesses, communities and society.
Entrepreneurship majors pursue different career paths, including planning for start-up and growth of their own businesses, leading and managing small and medium-sized enterprises, and are hired by entrepreneurs and corporations as business developers, innovators, new product developers, and consultants.
|Program Requirements||Quarter Hours|
|Business Core Requirements||60|
|Liberal Studies Requirements||72|
|Total hours required||192|
Students will be able to:
- Use analytical and reflective skills in decision making.
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Recognize legal and ethical issues confronting them.
- Contribute to the performance of a group within a business setting.
- Know the differences among global economies, institutions, business practices and cultures.
- Acquire knowledge of the functional areas of business and the interrelationships among the functional areas within a business.
- Understand and apply knowledge of the new venture creation process in entrepreneurial firms.
- Demonstrate entrepreneurial skills to develop a concept, engage in the design thinking process, research the industry and market, define the value proposition and strategy, build the team and create revenue and business models to support the venture’s strategy.
- Recognize and analyze ethical and legal issues within entrepreneurial businesses, and develop resolutions.
- Communicate effectively orally and in writing to stakeholders, including crafting the pitch and pitching your idea to potential investors.
- Exhibit knowledge of entrepreneurial practices to building and sustaining the environment for innovation in entrepreneurial firms.
College Core Requirements
Business Core Requirements
All undergraduate students in the Driehaus College of Business complete foundational courses in the areas of accountancy, economics, finance, management, and marketing. The core curriculum also includes courses that emphasize the increasingly quantitative and technological nature of business, the importance of the entrepreneurial mindset, and how students can use their business education to address important social challenges.
For a student to complete the Bachelor of Science in Business, the following Business Core courses totaling at least 60.0 hours are required:
|Business Core Courses|
|ACC 101||INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING I 1||4|
|ACC 102||INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING II 1||4|
|BUS 101||INTRODUCTION TO DRIEHAUS: BUSINESS FUNDAMENTALS AND THE ENTREPRENEURIAL MINDSET||4|
|BUS 102||BUSINESS ANALYTICS||4|
|BUS 103||BUSINESS FOR SOCIAL GOOD||4|
|ECO 105||PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS||4|
|ECO 106||PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS||4|
|FIN 310||INTRODUCTION TO FINANCE||4|
|MAT 137||BUSINESS STATISTICS||4|
|MGT 300||PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT||4|
|MGT 301||PRINCIPLES OF OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT 4||4|
|MKT 301||PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING||4|
|Business Technology 2|
|Select one of the following:||4|
|INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE I|
|SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN|
|Business Communication 3|
|Select one of the following:||4|
|EFFECTIVE BUSINESS COMMUNICATION|
|BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION|
|Global Business Perspective 5|
|Select one of the following:||4|
|EUROPEAN ECONOMIC HISTORY|
|RADICAL RESPONSES TO CAPITALISM|
|TOPICS IN GLOBAL ECONOMIES|
|UNDERSTANDING CHINA'S ECONOMY|
|ECONOMICS OF LOW-INCOME COUNTRIES|
|INTERNATIONAL MONETARY ECONOMICS|
|ECONOMICS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION|
|GLOBAL IPOs & VENTURE CAPITAL|
|INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SEMINAR|
|GLOBAL HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT|
|MARKETING ACROSS CULTURES: A CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE ON MULTICULTURAL MARKETS|
|MARKETING IN A GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT|
|WORK IN A GLOBALIZED WORLD|
A course taken as part of a term-long study abroad program
Actuarial Science and Economic Data Analytics majors must take CSC 241.
MIS majors must take MIS 360.
MKT majors and Sales minors must take MKT 276.
MGT 301-H is required if pursuing the Management Honors Program.
A course taken for Global Business Perspective that is in a student's major or minor field must be completed with a minimum grade of C- .
Business Core Timeline
- BUS 101, BUS 102 and BUS 103 are intended to be completed by students during their first year of enrollment in the college.
- Business core requirements may be prerequisites to other courses.
- Planning is essential to a student’s graduation timeline.
- Academic advisors work with students to co-create customized degree completion plans and assist with balancing course load.
All undergraduate students in the Driehaus College of Business complete a course in Business Ethics. It is recommended students take MGT 248 or PHL 248 in Philosophical Inquiry or MGT 228 or REL 228 in Religious Dimensions in the Liberal Studies Program (or University Honors Program) Requirements.
Second Majors and Minors
The addition of a second major or minor may affect the Business Core classes required for a student. Meet with an academic advisor to confirm requirements.
Math Requirements for all business majors (except Actuarial Science majors)
Global Business Perspective
If a course is shared between Global Business Perspective and the Entrepreneurship major, additional hours of Open Elective credit are required.
Grade Minimums for Management Major
A minimum grade of C- is required for the following: ACC 101, ACC 102, BUS 101, BUS 102, BUS 103, BUS 202, ECO 105, ECO 106, MAT 137, MGT 300, MGT 301, and any MGT or major course used for Global Business Perspective.
Liberal Studies Requirements
Honors program requirements can be found in the individual Colleges & Schools section of the University Catalog. Select the appropriate college or school, followed by Undergraduate Academics and scroll down.
|First Year Program||Hours|
|LSP 110 |
or LSP 111
|DISCOVER CHICAGO |
or EXPLORE CHICAGO
|LSP 112||FOCAL POINT SEMINAR||4|
|WRD 103||COMPOSITION AND RHETORIC I 1||4|
|WRD 104||COMPOSITION AND RHETORIC II 1||4|
|Race, Power, and Resistance|
|LSP 200||SEMINAR ON RACE, POWER, AND RESISTANCE||4|
|ICS 392||SENIOR SEMINAR 1||4|
Students must earn C- or better in this course.
- 3 AL Courses Required
- 2 HI Courses Required
- Not Required
- 2 PI Courses Required1
- 2 RD Courses Required1
- 1 Lab Course Required
- 1 SCBI Course Required
Specified required courses within Liberal Studies may have grade minimums (e.g. C- or better). Please consult your advisor or your college and major requirements.
Courses offered in the student's primary major cannot be taken to fulfill LSP Domain requirements. If students double major, LSP Domain courses may double count for both LSP credit and the second major. Students who choose to take an experiential learning course offered by the major may count it either as a general elective or the Experiential Learning requirement.
In meeting learning domain requirements, no more than one course that is outside the student’s major and is cross-listed with a course within the student’s major, can be applied to count for LSP domain credit. This policy does not apply to those who are pursuing a double major or earning BFA or BM degrees.
|MGT 250||CAREER MANAGEMENT SKILLS||2|
|MGT 270||INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP||4|
|MGT 314||BUSINESS ANALYTICS FOUNDATION TOOLS||4|
|MGT 370||BUSINESS PLAN DEVELOPMENT||4|
|MGT 373||CREATIVITY & ENTREPRENEURSHIP||4|
|or MGT 390||INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY|
|MGT 374||ENTREPRENEURSHIP LAW||4|
|MGT 395||SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP||4|
|ICS 394||ENTREPRENEURSHIP STRATEGY||4|
|FIN 355||GLOBAL IPOs & VENTURE CAPITAL||4|
|MKT 377||SALES FUNDAMENTALS||4|
|One elective from:||4|
|LEGAL & ETHICAL ASPECTS IN THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT|
|MANAGING PROJECTS AND TEAMS|
|SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT|
|RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION|
|SERVICE SECTOR MANAGEMENT|
|THE BUSINESS OF ESPORTS|
|HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT|
|INTRODUCTION TO SPORTS MANAGEMENT|
|SPECIAL TOPICS (when related to Entrepreneurship)|
|INDEPENDENT STUDY (with department approval)|
|INTRODUCTION TO HOSPITALITY|
|SPECIAL TOPICS IN HOSPITALITY (Restaurant Entrepreneurship Only)|
|INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SEMINAR (when related to Entrepreneurship)|
|NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT|
Open elective credit (18.0 hours) is needed to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours.
Global Business Perspective
If an course is shared between Global Business Perspective and the Entrepreneurship major, additional hours of Open Elective credit are required. Any course used toward the Entrepreneurship major and Global Business Perspective must be passed with C- or higher.
Career Management Course
Students are required to complete the Career Course (250) associated with the major. Students who double major may choose the Career Course (250) associated with either major provided that hours for graduation are satisfied. Students should take the Career Course as soon as possible.
All Management (MGT) and other courses used toward the Entrepreneurship major must be completed with a minimum grade of C- and with a combined GPA of 2.000 or higher.