Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Entrepreneurship

About

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Entrepreneurship Program will introduce you to the entrepreneurial mindset while developing the entrepreneurial knowledge and skills you’ll need to start and grow a business. You’ll learn how to tell a compelling story about your business, give a powerful pitch, develop and analyze the value proposition of a business. You’ll also learn how to develop and refine the business model that will drive growth, understand the financial processes of startup, and write a business plan.

For information about admission requirements, please see Business Undergraduate Advising. For information about when you should take specific classes or how you can get involved, see the Innovative Eagles page.

Learning Outcomes

Curriculum & Requirements Recommended Course Sequence

Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully earn a BSB in Entrepreneurship from EWU should be able to do the following:

  • learn how to assess and acquire the necessary financing to operate their business;
  • learn how to build and use networks to develop and grow your business;
  • learn how to create and build value in business ideas;
  • learn how to evaluate your self-efficacy as it relates to becoming an entrepreneur;
  • learn how to recognize, mitigate and manage risks associated with a new business;
  • learn to present a compelling vision to lenders, investors customers, and other relevant parties;
  • learn to recognize and assess business opportunities.

Curriculum & Requirements

Entrepreneurship Major, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSB)

The Entrepreneurship major will teach students what it takes to be an entrepreneur. This will include skills such as telling a great story about their idea or business, giving a great pitch, defining the value proposition of the business, creative ways to finance through startup, and even how to refine and perfect their business model and create a business plan that works.

Students must be formally declared in a BSB major or officially declared as a minor before enrolling in business classes in the required business administration core.

The undergraduate business policies can be found on the School of Business advising page.

Notes:

  • Students must declare and complete the minimum BSB Pre-Major requirements or have completed the minimum Pre-Major requirements through transfer work prior to declaring for any BSB major.
  • ECON 200 and ECON 201 are considered supporting courses and may be used to fulfill BACRs as well as requirements for the Business Administration degree. However, these courses are not counted twice toward the total of 180 credits for graduation.

Grade Requirements for Graduation: a minimum grade ≥C in each course required for the major and a minimum GPA ≥2.5 for all upper division Business Administration core courses as well as required and elective courses taken to fulfill requirements for the major area.

Bachelor of Science in Business Pre-Major
Pre-Major General Education (5 out of 6 required with a C or 2.0 GPA or higher per university requirements for full major declaration)
BACR - Humanities and Arts
BACR - Humanities and Arts
BACR - Natural Sciences
BACR - Natural Sciences
Diversity
Global Studies
Pre-Major Lower Division Business Core (Completion of 6 out of 8 required with a 2.5 GPA or higher for full major declaration)37
PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING
BUSINESS LAW
BUSINESS STATISTICS 1
INTRODUCTION TO MICROECONOMICS
INTRODUCTION TO MACROECONOMICS
COLLEGE COMPOSITION: ANALYSIS, RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTATION
FINITE MATHEMATICS
PRECALCULUS MATH II
CALCULUS I
CALCULUS I
Total Credits37
Required Business Administration Core
Upper Division Core
DSCI 346BUSINESS STATISTICS 24
FINC 335FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT4
MGMT 326ORGANIZATION THEORY AND BEHAVIOR4
MISC 311INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN BUSINESS4
MKTG 310PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING4
OPSM 330OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT4
Required Entrepreneurship Courses
ENTP 387BUSINESS STARTUP RESEARCH4
ENTP 388LEARNING FROM OTHERS: ENTREPRENEURIAL CASE ANALYSIS4
ENTP 389BUSINESS FEASIBILITY: PLAN AND PITCH4
ENTP 411FINDING AND EVALUATING OPPORTUNITIES4
ENTP 412BUSINESS MODEL DESIGN4
ENTP/FINC 438ENTREPRENEURIAL AND SMALL BUSINESS FINANCE4
Required Elective–choose approved, related electives in consultation with your faculty advisor.4-5
Required Senior Capstone
MGMT 490DEPARTMENT SENIOR CAPSTONE4
Total Credits56-57

Catalog Listing

Recommended Course Sequence

Below is an example of a four-year plan and the types of classes you can take to stay on track. Your major, minor or certificate requirements are determined by the Catalog year that you declared your major. Once enrolled, your academic advisor will help determine course sequencing.

First Year - Fall Quarter

CourseDescriptionCredits
ENGL 101College Composition (a)5
BACRHumanities & Arts 14-5
BACR
Natural Sciences 14-5
Total13-15

(a): ENGL101 or ENGL113 & ENGL114

First Year - Winter Quarter

CourseDescriptionCredits
MATH 200Finite Mathematics (b)5
BACRHumanities & Arts 24-5
ENGL 201College Composition5
Total14-15

(b): MATH 200 (preferred) or MATH 142 or MATH 161.

First Year - Spring Quarter

CourseDescriptionCredits
BACRNatural Sciences 24-5
DSCI 245Business Statistics 14
ECON 200Introduction to Microeconomics (c)5
Total13-14

c): Satisfies Social Sciences BACR

Second Year - Fall Quarter

CourseDescriptionCredits
ECON 201Introduction to Macroeconomics (c)5
OPSM 330Operations Management4
GEN EDDiversity4-5
Total13-14

(c): Satisfies Social Sciences BACR

Second Year - Winter Quarter

CourseDescriptionCredits
ACCT 251Principles of Financial Accounting5
ACCT 261Business Law4
Elective2nd Major, Minor, or General Elective4
Elective2nd Major, Minor, or General Elective4
Total17

Second Year - Spring Quarter

CourseDescriptionCredits
ACCT 252Principles of Management Acct4
MISC 311Information Technology in Business4
Elective2nd Major, Minor or General Elective4-5
Elective2nd Major, Minor or General Elective4-5
Total16-18

Third Year - Fall Quarter

CourseDescriptionCredits
ENTP 387Business Startup Research4
FINC 335Financial Management4
DSCI 346Business Statistics 24
Elective2nd Major, Minor, or General Elective4-5
Total16-17

Third Year - Winter Quarter

CourseDescriptionCredits
ENTP 388Learning From Others4
MKTG 310Principles of Marketing4
MGMT 326Organization Theory and Behavior4
Elective2nd Major, Minor, or General Elective4-5
Total16-17

Third Year - Spring Quarter

CourseDescriptionCredits
ENTP 389Business Feasibility: Plan and Pitch4
ENTP ELEntrepreneurship Elective 14-5
Elective2nd Major, Minor or General Elective4-5
Elective2nd Major, Minor or General Elective4-5
Total16-18

Fourth Year - Fall Quarter

CourseDescriptionCredits
ENTP 411Finding and Evaluating Opportunities4
GEN EDGlobal Studies4-5
Elective2nd Major, Minor, or General Elective4-5
Elective2nd Major, Minor, or General Elective4-5
Total16-18

Fourth Year - Winter Quarter

CourseDescriptionCredits
ENTP 438Entrepreneurial and Small Business Finance4
Elective2nd Major, Minor, or General Elective4-5
Elective2nd Major, Minor, or General Elective4-5
Elective2nd Major, Minor, or General Elective4-5
Total16-18

Fourth Year - Spring Quarter

CourseDescriptionCredits
ENTP 412Business Model Design4
MGMT 490Department Senior Capstone4
Elective2nd Major, Minor or General Elective4-5
Total12-13

Enrollment Data

Undergraduate Business Students

830

BAB/BS Degrees Awarded in 2019-20

463

Students in the MBA Program

418

MBA Degrees Awarded in 2019-20

48

Full-Time Faculty Members

32