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Academic Program Guide

Retail Entrepreneurship

Academic Map (Effective Summer 2024 and after)

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

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 diversity 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.

To be certified into 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, STA2023, and CTE1401), and have the prerequisites overall GPA of a 3.00 or higher.

Mapping Coordinator: Lisha Stafford

Sample Schedule and Required Milestones by Term

Sample Schedule: Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
MAC1105 College Algebra or higher mathematics3
GE Core Humanities or Ethics3
ECO2013 Macroeconomics or ECO2023 Microeconomics3
GE History 3
Required Milestones: Term 1
Complete ENC1101 (≥ C minus)
Complete MAC1105 or higher math (≥ C minus)
Sample Schedule: Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context3
Leadership course (LDRxxxx)3
ECO2013 Macroeconomics or ECO2023 Microeconomics3
GE Core Natural Science and Lab4
Required Milestones: Term 2
Complete ENC2135 (≥ C minus)
Complete two (2) Admission Prerequisites, each (≥ C minus)
Summer hrs
Oral Communication Competency 3
Sample Schedule: Term 3 hrs
GE Humanities or Ethics3
STA2023 Fundamental Business Statistics3
Diversity Course3
Writing Course3
GE Natural Science3
Required Milestones: Term 3
Complete four (4) Admission Prerequisites (one of which must be STA2023), each (≥ C minus)
Sample Schedule: Term 4 hrs
GE Social Science3
Scholarship in Practice (SIP) Course3
ENT 2000 Intro to Entrepreneurship3
CTE 1401 Introduction to Textiles3
Civic Literacy course3
Required Milestones: Term 4
Complete CTE 1401 (≥ C minus)
Complete other five (5) Required Admission Prerequisites, (≥ C minus) in each
Complete ENT 2000 (≥ C minus)
Sample Schedule: Term 5 hrs
CTE 3806 Introduction to Merchandising3
ENT 3513 Market Solutions to Social Problems3
CTE 4822 Retail Math3
ENT 3941 Internship Prep3
Required Milestones: Term 5
Complete CTE4822 (≥ C minus)
Civic Literacy requirement
Sample Schedule: Term 6 hrs
ENT 3451 Entrepreneurs Guide to Accounting3
CTE 3055 Computer Applications3
Choose 2: CTE 3835 Visual Merchandising, CTE 4826 Retail Buying and/or CTE 4443 Product Evaluation6/7
CTE 3808 Consumers in the Marketplace3
ENT 4943 Internship3
Required Milestones: Term 6
Complete CTE3055 (≥ C minus)
Complete ENT3941 (≥ C minus)
Complete CTE3806 (≥ C minus)
Sample Schedule: Term 7 hrs
ENT 4122 Go-To-Market Strategies3
CTE 3431 Product Development Process3
CTE 4812 Retail Branding or ENT 4811 E-Commerce3
CTE 4605 Retail Supply Chain or CTE4829 Global Sourcing 3
JM Elective 3
Required Milestones: Term 7
Complete CTE3431 (≥ C minus)
Complete Department and University Graduation Checks
Sample Schedule: Term 8 hrs
ENT 4114 Business Plan Design3
ECO 3041 Personal Finance3
Choose two (2) additional CTE courses6
Required Milestones: Term 8
Complete all Major courses with a final grade of C minus or better
Apply for graduation in 1st two weeks
Students are required to have a minimum FSU GPA of 2.00 or higher to graduate

Employment Information
Representative Job titles Related to this Major: Executive Trainee or entry-level manager leading to a variety of positions including Department Manager, Store Manager, District or Regional Manager, Assistant Buyer, Buyer, General Merchandise Manager, Divisional Merchandise Manager, Planner/Distribution, Vendor Representative; Sales Promotion: Visual Merchandising Manager, Advertising Manager, Sales Promotion Manager; Operations: Distribution Center Manager, Personnel: Recruiting, Training, or Human Resource manager, College Relations Manager, Quality Assurance Assistant, Quality Assurance Manager

Representative Employers: Department Store Retailers, Mass Merchandisers, Discount Merchandisers, Large and Small Specialty Stores, Electronic Shopping Networks, Fashion Publications, Food Retailers, Fiber and Fabric Manufactures, Entertainment Retailers, U.S. and State Governments, Online Retailors, Distribution Centers.

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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