Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration in Entrepreneurship

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The Bachelor of Arts 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.

Curriculum & Requirements

Curriculum & Requirements

Entrepreneurship Major, Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (BAB)

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 admitted to the Business Undergraduate Program or officially declared as a minor before enrolling in business classes in the major. See Business Administration Course Enrollment Policies for more information.

Courses taken for this Entrepreneurship major may not be counted towards the Business Administration Core, the Finance, Marketing, Management: General Business Option, Human Resource Management Option or the Operations Management Option majors.

Notes:

  • formal admission to the BAB program is required;
  • 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.

Lower Division Core
ACCT 251PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING5
ACCT 252PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING4
ACCT 261BUSINESS LAW4
DSCI 245BUSINESS STATISTICS 14
ECON 200INTRODUCTION TO MICROECONOMICS 5
ECON 201INTRODUCTION TO MACROECONOMICS 5
ENGL 201COLLEGE COMPOSITION: ANALYSIS, RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTATION5
MATH 142PRECALCULUS MATH II5
or MATH 161 CALCULUS I
or HONS 161 CALCULUS I
or MATH 200 FINITE MATHEMATICS
Upper Division Core
DSCI 346BUSINESS STATISTICS 24
FINC 335FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT4
MGMT 326ORGANIZATION THEORY AND BEHAVIOR4
MGMT 423BUSINESS AND SOCIETY4
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 Credits97-98

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Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully earn a BAB 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.