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Academic Program Guide

Entrepreneurship: Commercial Entrepreneurship

Academic Map (Effective Summer 2021 and after)

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 1st, 2022, for the future Fall 2022 semester, 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.

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
ECO2013 Macroeconomics or ECO2023 Microeconomics3
GE History 3
Milestones 1
Complete ENC1101 (≥ C minus)
Complete MAC1105 or higher math (≥ C minus)
Overall GPA 2.50 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 (≥ C minus) in each
Overall GPA 2.50 or higher
Term 3 hrs
Scholarship in Practice (SIP) Course3
STA2023 Fundamental Business Statistics 3
GE Social Science3
GE Natural Science3
Cross Cultural or Diversity (X or Y)3
Milestones 3
Complete four (4) Admission Prerequisites (≥ C minus) in each
Overall GPA 2.70 or higher
Term 4 hrs
Cross Cultural or Diversity (X or Y)3
GE Humanities/Cultural Practice or Ethics3
Civic Literacy course3
ENT2000 Intro to Entrepreneurship3
GE Core Natural Science and Lab4
Milestones 4
Complete all five (5) Admission Prerequisites (≥ C minus) in each
Complete ENT2000 (≥ C minus)
Overall GPA 2.70 or higher
Apply to Major by deadline
Term 5 hrs
ENT 3111 Creating Value through Customer Aquisition3
ENT 3001 Experiences in Entrepreneurship I3
ENT 4255 Negotiations3
Complete One: ENT 3629 Entrepreneurial Technologies or ENT 4811 E-Commerce or CTE 3055 Computer Applications3
ENT 1940 Internship Prep 0
Milestones 5
Complete ENT3111, ENT4255, ENT1940 and ENT3001 (≥ C minus) in each
Complete ENT3629 or ENT4811 or CTE3055 (≥ C minus)
Civic Literacy requirement
Term 6 hrs
ENT 3451 Entrepreneurs Guide to Accounting3
ENT 4604 New Product Development3
ENT 3002 Experiences in Entrepreneurship II3
ENT 3515 Principles of Social Entrepreneurship and Corporate Social Responsibility3
JMC Elective3
Milestones 6
Complete ENT 3451, ENT 4604, ENT3515 and ENT 3002 (≥ C minus) in each
Summer hrs
ENT4943 Internship3
Term 7 hrs
ENT 4305 Legal Environments3
ECO 3041 Personal Finance3
ENT 4114 Business Plan Design3
ENT 3414 Measuring Financial Success3
Milestones 7
Complete a Pre-Graduation Check
Complete ENT 4305, ECO3041, ENT 4114 and ENT3414 (≥ C minus) in each
Term 8 hrs
ENT 4110 Entrepreneurship Capstone3
ENT 4122 Go-To-Market Strategies3
ENT 3203 Managing Growth3
JMC Elective3
Milestones 8
Apply for Graduation in 1st two weeks
Complete ENT4110, ENT4122, and ENT3203 (≥ C minus) in each

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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