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Academic Program Guide

Entrepreneurship: Commercial Entrepreneurship

Academic Map (Effective Fall 2018)

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area and multicultural requirements unless your program meets these requirements with major courses. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Off-track) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone (course and/or GPA) for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student’s registration.

Students learn about entrepreneurial concepts from qualified faculty members as well as from entrepreneurs and small business owners and managers. Students learn first-hand what is needed to start a business venture, as well as consult with an ongoing small-business professional.

Commercial Entrepreneurship is a limited-access major. To be admitted to the major, you must have completed at least 52 credit hours, have earned a “C minus” or better in the Admission Prerequisite Courses (MAC1105, ECO2013, ECO2023, any leadership course, and STA2023), and have the required overall GPA of a 2.70 or higher.

Students 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 2nd, 2018 , for the upcoming Fall 2018 semester, and be committed to the 2-year curriculum (no courses are 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.

Students should complete multicultural (x/y) requirements through their General Education coursework.

Mapping Coordinator: Lisha Stafford

Sample Schedule

Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
MAC1105 College Algebra or higher mathematics3
CGS2100 Microcomputer Applications or CGS2518 Spreadsheets3
GE History 3
E-Series/IFS course 3
Milestones 1
Complete ENC1101 (≥ C minus)
Complete MAC1105 or higher math (≥ C minus)
Overall GPA 2.70 or higher
Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
Leadership course3
ECO2013 Macroeconomics or ECO2023 Microeconomics3
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice or Ethics3
Writing Course3
Milestones 2
Complete ENC2135 (≥ C minus)
Complete two (2) Admission Prerequisites, each (≥ C minus)
Overall GPA 2.70 or higher
Term 3 hrs
Scholarship in Practice (SIP) Course3
ECO2013 Macroeconomics or ECO2023 Microeconomics3
GE Social Science3
GE Natural Science3
Cross Cultural or Diversity (X or Y)3
Milestones 3
Complete four (4) Admission Prerequisites, each (≥ C minus)
Overall GPA 2.70 or higher
Term 4 hrs
STA2023 Fundamental Business Statistics 3
GE Humanities/Cultural Practice or Ethics3
GE Core Natural Science and Lab4
Milestones 4
Complete all five (5) Admission Prerequisites, each (≥ C minus)
Overall GPA 2.70 or higher
Apply to Major by deadline
Term 5 hrs
ENT 3003 Intro to Entrepreneurship3
ECO 3041 Personal Finance3
ENT 3629 Entrepreneurship Technologies3
ENT 3001 Experiences in Entrepreneurship I3
ENT 4255 Negotiations3
Milestones 5
Complete ENT 3003, ECO 3041 and ENT 3001 each (≥ C minus)
Civics Literacy requirement
Term 6 hrs
ENT 3111 Creating Value through Customer Acquisition3
ENT 3607 Innovation by Design3
ENT 3414 Measuring Financial Success3
ENT 3002 Experiences in Entrepreneurship II3
RMI 3011 Risk/Insurance 3
Milestones 6
Complete ENT 3XXX, ENT 3414 and ENT 3002 each (≥ C minus)
Term 7 hrs
ENT 4305 Law3
ENT 4604 Product Development3
ENT 4114 Business Plan Design3
Milestones 7
Complete a Pre-Graduation Check
Complete ENT 4XXX (≥ C minus)
Term 8 hrs
ENT 4XXX Capstone3
ENT 4XXX Sales Mangement3
ENT 3203 Managing Growth3
ENT 4934 Internship 3
Milestones 8
Apply for Graduation in 1st two weeks
Complete BOTH ENT4XXX and ENT4XXX, each (≥ C minus)

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

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

International Opportunities: International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at:

This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University

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