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Academic Program Guide

Retail Entrepreneurship (Product Development)

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.

Retail Entrepreneurship (Product Development) 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 Retail Entrepreneurship-Product Development major.

Mapping Coordinator: Lisha Stafford

Sample Schedule

Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
MAC1105 College Algebra or higher mathematics3
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice or Ethics3
ECO2013 Macroeconomics or ECO2023 Microeconomics3
GE History3
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 Context3
Leadership course (LDRxxxx)3
ECO2013 Macroeconomics or ECO2023 Microeconomics3
GE Core Natural Science and Lab4
Elective 3
Milestones 2
Complete ENC2135 (≥ C minus)
Complete two (2) Admission Prerequisites, each (≥ C minus)
Overall GPA 2.50 or higher
Summer hrs
Oral Communication Competency 3
Term 3 hrs
GE Humanities/Ethics3
STA2023 Fundamental Business Statistics3
Cross Cultural or Diversity (X or Y)3
Writing Course3
GE Natural Science3
Milestones 3
Complete four (4) Admission Prerequisites (one of which must be STA2023), each (≥ C minus)
Overall GPA 2.70 or higher
Term 4 hrs
GE Social Science3
Scholarship in Practice (SIP) Course3
Cross Cultural or Diversity (X or Y)3
ENT 2000 Intro to Entrepreneurship3
Civic Literacy course3
Milestones 4
Complete all five (5) Admission Prerequisites, each (≥ C minus)
Complete ENT 2000 (≥ C minus)
Overall GPA 2.70 or higher
Term 5 hrs
CTE 1401 Introduction to Textiles3
CTE 3806 Introduction to Merchandising3
CTE 3808 Consumers in the Marketplace3
ENT 3515 Principles of Social Entrepreneurship and Corporate Social Responsibility3
ENT 3451 Entrepreneurs Guide to Accounting3
ENT 1940 Internship Prep0
Milestones 5
Complete CTE1401,CTE 3806, CTE3808, ENT3451, ENT3515 and ENT1940, each (≥ C minus)
Civic Literacy requirement
Term 6 hrs
CTE 4443 Product Evaluation3
ECO 3041 Personal Finance3
CTE 4822 Retail Math3
CTE 3055 Computer Applications3
ENT 4943 Internship3
Milestones 6
Complete CTE4443, ECO3041, CTE4822 and CTE3055 (≥ C minus)
Term 7 hrs
ENT 4122 Go-To-Market Strategies3
CTE 3431 Product Development Process3
CTE 3416 Retail Technologies3
JM Elective 13
Milestones 7
Complete ENT4122, CTE3431, CTE3416 and CTE4829 each (≥ C minus)
Complete Department and University Graduation Checks
Term 8 hrs
ENT 4114 Business Plan Design3
CTE 4470 Sustainability3
CTE 4868 Senior Capstone3
JM Elective 23
Milestones 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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