Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship
Venture into the future.
Design, launch and run a new business or startup company within the first semester of coursework. Experience an educational environment that promotes entrepreneurial thinking, hands-on learning and real-life experiences through business mentoring, networking and internships.
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Address: Holley A-111-E Panama City, Florida 32405-1099
Phone: (850) 770-2237
The entrepreneurship major is a redesigned, highly competitive, two-year curriculum. The program teaches how to start and harvest a business, highlights the advantages and costs of various sources of venture capital and demonstrates how to obtain it. You will also focus on opportunity recognition, market research and feasibility. Students will also study technology commercialization, financial analysis, legal issues and human resource management. During the final year of the curriculum, students will develop a formal business plan.
In the first two years at FSU, students should take courses in the following areas: general education requirements, multicultural course 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.
To be admitted to the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship at FSU Panama City, students must have:
- Completed at least 52 semester hours
- Completed ECO 2013, ECO 2023, STA 2023, MAC 1105 or MAC 2233, and any leadership course with a grade of “C” or better in each course
- Earned the required GPA of at least 2.7
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Note: Statewide common prerequisites are always under review. For the most current information and for acceptable alternative courses, visit the “Common Prerequisites Manual.”
Admission Requirements to the Upper-Division Major
Students at FSU should apply in the spring semester of their sophomore year to begin the entrepreneurship curriculum the following fall. Enrollment is limited each year.
Students, including transfer students, must apply by the deadline and commit to completing the two-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.
- Introduction to Entrepreneurship
- Measuring Financial Success
- Innovation and Design Thinking
- Entrepreneurial Technologies
- Creating Value through Customer Acquisition
- Personal Finance
- Team Building and Management
- Simulation Capstone
- Legal Terms and Ethical Practices
- Managing Growth
- Experiences in Entrepreneurship I
- Experiences in Entrepreneurship II
- Negotiations in Entrepreneurship
- Risk Management and Insurance
- New Product Development
- Business Plan Design
- Two Electives