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Academic Program Guide

Entrepreneurship: Commercial Entrepreneurship

College: Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship
Degree: BS or BA
Limited Access: Yes

Contact: JMC Advising
Address: 218 Shaw Building (RSB)
Phone: (850) 644-7158

Description of Major

*Please Note: Face-to-face/in-person instruction of this program is available at BOTH the main campus in Tallahassee, FL and the Panama City, FL campus. This program is NOT available via Online/Distance Learning.*

The Entrepreneurship major is a redesigned, highly competitive, 2-year curriculum. You will learn how to start and harvest a micro-business, learn the advantages and costs of the various sources of venture capital, and the process of obtaining it. You will also focus on opportunity recognition, market research, and feasibility. You will study technology commercialization, financial analysis, legal issues, and human resource management.

In the first two years at FSU, students should take courses in the following areas: General Education requirements, Multicultural Core requirements, and Prerequisite Coursework requirements. Some courses may fulfill requirements in multiple areas. Electives in the first two years should focus on gaining additional exposure to the social and behavioral sciences, and on improving communication and analytical reasoning skills.

Prerequisite Coursework

Prerequisite Coursework: (15 hours)
The following courses must be completed with a C minus or better:

LDR XXXX (3) Any Leadership Course
ECO X013 (3) Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO X023 (3) Principles of Microeconomics
MAC 1105 (3) College Algebra or Higher Math
STA X023 (3) Business Statistics

Note: State-wide common prerequisites are always under review. For the most current information and for acceptable alternative courses, visit the “Common Prerequisites Manual.” This is available from the “Student Services” section of .


Admission Requirements to the Upper-Division Major:
Students at FSU should apply in the spring semester of their sophomore year to start the process of being accepted into the Entrepreneurship program the following Fall. More information and the application form are available on the web at .

Students, including transfer students, must apply by February 1st, 2024 and be committed to the 2-year curriculum (no courses are guaranteed to be offered in the summer). Admission criteria include academic achievement, evidence of prior entrepreneurial activity, and a compelling essay describing why you want to be an entrepreneur. Students must complete the admission requirements for this limited access program no later than the end of their second year in order to continue as a Commercial Entrepreneurship major.

Admission to the limited access JMC programs requires the following:
1) completion of at least 52 semester hours; and
2) a cumulative grade point average on all college work attempted of at least 2.70; and
3) satisfactory completion of all required prerequisite coursework with a final grade of C minus or better in each; and
4) Application to the Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship.


Major Program of Studies at FSU: (57 hours)
Community college courses may not be substituted for 3000/4000 level courses. All courses must be completed with a grade of C minus or better.

General Core Requirements for Entrepreneurship Majors: (21 hours)
ECO 3041 (3) Personal Finance
ENT 2000 (3) Intro. to Entrepreneurship
ENT 3451 (3) Entrepreneur's Guide to Accounting
ENT 3513 (3) Market Solutions to Social Problems
ENT 4114 (3) Business Plan Design
ENT 4122 (3) Go-To-Market Strategies
ENT 1940 (0) Internship Prep
ENT 4943 (3) Internship
ENT 1942 (0) Internship Prep Next Level

Major Area Requirements for Commercial Entrepreneurship Majors: (30 hours)
All entrepreneurship majors must complete the thirty-six (36) credit hours as listed below. A grade of C minus or better must be earned in each course undertaken to satisfy the commercial entrepreneurship major area requirements.

Required Courses for this Major: (36 hours)
ENT 3001 (3) Experiences in Entrepreneurship I
ENT 3002 (3) Experiences in Entrepreneurship II
ENT 4255 (3) Negotiations
ENT 4604 (3) New Product Development
ENT 4110 (3) Entrepreneurship Capstone
ENT 3414 (3) Measuring Financial Success
ENT 3111 (3) Creating Value through Customer Acquisition
ENT 4305 (3) Legal Environments
ENT 3203 (3) Managing Growth
Choose One (3): ENT 3629 Entrepreneurial Technologies or ENT 4811 E-Commerce or CTE 3055 Computer Applications

All students should complete at least two electives (6 hours) offered by the Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship.

Digital Literacy: (3 hours)
Satisfy this requirement by earning a grade of "C minus" or higher in in an approved Digital Literacy course.

Oral Communication Competency: (3 hours)
ENT 3111 (3) Creating Value through Customer Acquisition or GEB 3213 (3) Business Communication (only if double majoring in Business) meets this requirement for this major.

Minimum Program Requirements - Summary
Total Hours Required 120
General Education 36*
Prerequisite Coursework 15*
Major Coursework 57
Minor Coursework 0
Digital Literacy 3
Oral Communication Competency 0 beyond major

Electives to bring total credits to 120 (must complete at least 60 credits outside of entrepreneurship)

*Some Prerequisite courses may also be counted as part of the General Education requirements.


Mapping is FSU’s academic advising and monitoring system. Academic progress is monitored each fall and spring semester to ensure that students are on course to earn their degree in a timely fashion. Transfer students must meet mapping guidelines to be accepted into their majors. You may view the map for this major at


1. Must complete at least 60 hours outside of entrepreneurship
2. A minimum of 45 hours at the 3000 level or above, at least 30 of which must be taken at this University.
3. At least half of the major course semester hours must be completed in residence at this University. After enrolling at this University, all remaining major course requirements must be completed at this University.
4. The final 30 hours must be completed in residence at this University.

Employment Information

Salary Information: For more information go to: National Association of Colleges and Employers ( or the Occupational Outlook Handbook ( provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Owner, Consultant, Franchise Owner/Operator, Investor, Manager.

Representative Employers: Self – any small business, Franchise businesses.

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