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Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship Commercial Entrepreneurship Program

Program faculty

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Brian Baber, MBA
Office Building B-119
(850) 770-2218



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: (18 hours) 
The following courses must be completed with a C minus or better:

  • LDR XXXX (3) Any Leadership Course (waived)
  • ECO X013 (3) Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECO X023 (3) Principles of Microeconomics
  • MAC 1105 (3) College Algebra or higher math
  • STA X023 (3) Business Statistics
  • ENT 2000 (3) Intro to Entrepreneurship (*completed by the end of the first semester of enrollment)

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

Admission to the limited access business programs requires the following: 

  1. Completion of at least 52 semester hours.
  2. A cumulative grade point average on all college work attempted of at least 2.70.
  3. Satisfactory completion of all required prerequisite coursework.

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.


  1. Must complete at least 60 hours outside of business
  2. A minimum of 45 hours at the 3000 level or above, at least 30 of which must be taken at this University.
  3. 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.
  4. The final 30 hours must be completed in residence at this University.


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