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.
Description of Major
The Entrepreneurship major is a redesigned, highly competitive, 2-year curriculum. You will learn how to start and harvest a micro-business, learn the advantages and costs of the various sources of venture capital, and the process of obtaining it. You will also focus on opportunity recognition, market research, and feasibility. You will study technology commercialization, financial analysis, legal issues, and human resource management.
In the first two years at FSU, students should take courses in the following areas: General Education requirements, Multicultural Core 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.
Prerequisite Coursework: (15 hours)
The following courses must be completed with a C minus or better:
- LDR XXXX (3) Any Leadership Course
- ECO X013 (3) Principles of Macroeconomics
- ECO X023 (3) Principles of Microeconomics
- MAC 1105 (3) College Algebra or MAC 2233 (3) Calculus for Business
- STA X023 (3) Business Statistics
Note: State-wide common prerequisites are always under review. For the most current information and for acceptable alternative courses, visit the “Common Prerequisites Manual.” This is available from the “Student Services” section of http://www.flvc.org.
Admission to the limited access business programs requires the following:
- Completion of at least 52 semester hours.
- A cumulative grade point average on all college work attempted of at least 2.70.
- Satisfactory completion of all required prerequisite coursework.
- Prospective students will need to submit an application to the program along with the university application.
Admission criteria include academic achievement, evidence of prior entrepreneurial activity, and a compelling essay describing why you want to be an entrepreneur. More information and the application form are available on the web at http://jimmoranschool.fsu.edu.
Major Program of Studies: (57 hours)
Community college courses may not be substituted for 3000/4000 level courses. All courses must be completed with a grade of C minus or better.
General Core Requirements for Entrepreneurship Majors: (27 hours)
- ENT 3003 (3) Intro to Entrepreneurship
- ENT 4XXX (3) Law/Ethics
- ENT 3XXX (3) Creating Value through Customer Acquisition
- ENT 3XXX (3) Entrepreneurial Technologies
- ENT 3203 (3) Managing Growth
- ECO 3041 (3) Personal Finance
- ENT 3XXX (3) Innovation by Design
- ENT 3414 (3) Measuring Financial Success
- ENT 4XXX (3) HR/Management/Communications
Major Area Requirements for Commercial Entrepreneurship Majors: (30 hours)
All entrepreneurship majors must complete the thirty (30) credit hours as listed below. A grade of C minus or better must be earned in each course undertaken to satisfy the commercial entrepreneurship major area requirements.
Required Core Courses for this Major: (30 hours)
- ENT 3001 (3) Experiences in Entrepreneurship I
- ENT 3002 (3) Experiences in Entrepreneurship II
- ENT 4255 (3) Negotiations
- RMI 3011 (3) Risk/Insurance
- ENT 4114 (3) Business Plan Design
- ENT 4XXX (3) New Product Development
- ENT 4XXX (3) Simulation/Capstone
- ENT 4934 (3) Internship
Plus six (6) credit hours from the following list of courses:
- ENT 3173 (3) Franchising
- ENT 3273 (3) Family Business
- ENT 3283 (3) Women and Minorities (3)
- ENT 4XXX (3) Retail
- FOS 4209 (3) Food Safety and Regulations
Computer Skills Competency: Students must demonstrate proficiency in computer competency skills. This requirement may be met through with a University approved college-level course.
Oral Communication Competency: Students must demonstrate the ability to orally transmit ideas and information clearly. This requirement may be met through with a University approved college-level course.
Minimum Program Requirements - Summary
Total Hours Required 120
General Education 36*
Prerequisite Coursework 15*
Major Coursework 57
Minor Coursework 0
Computer Skills 0 beyond major
Oral Communication Competency 0 beyond major
Electives to bring total credits to 120 (must complete at least 60 credits outside of business)
*Some Prerequisite courses may also be counted as part of the General Education requirements.
Mapping is FSU’s academic advising and monitoring system. Academic progress is monitored each fall and spring semester to ensure that students are on course to earn their degree in a timely fashion. Transfer students must meet mapping guidelines to be accepted into their majors. You may view the map for this major at www.academic-guide.fsu.edu/.
- Must complete at least 60 hours outside of business
- A minimum of 45 hours at the 3000 level or above, at least 30 of which must be taken at this University.
- At least half of the major course semester hours must be completed in residence at this University. After enrolling at this University, all remaining major course requirements must be completed at this University.
- The final 30 hours must be completed in residence at this University.
Salary Information: National Association of Colleges and Employers, Occupational Outlook Handbook
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Owner, Consultant, Franchise Owner/Operator, Investor, Manager.
Representative Employers: Self – any small business, Franchise businesses.