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Entrepreneurship requires innovation and individuality. At Governors State University, your big ideas and concepts drive your studies. The Bachelor of Arts in Entrepreneurship encourages you to use your interests and ideas to provide focus to your studies.

Unlimited Potential
Because entrepreneurial behavior is unique to each individual, we offer individualization and independence throughout the academic process. You will apply the knowledge gained in class to your own, personalized entrepreneurship plan. This enables you to build the foundation for your own venture, from the ground up, in a guided, supportive environment.

Fact
United States needs to change from a manufacturing-based economy to an entrepreneurial-based economy (Source: Kauffman Foundation, On the Road to an Entrepreneurial Economy: A Research and Policy Guide, 2007).

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  • Special Admission Requirements

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    Students must have a minimum of 12 hours specialized or technical coursework with a GPA of 2.0 or higher.

  • General Education Requirements

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    I. General Education Requirements (37 Hours)

    Communications (9 Hours)
    Written Communication (6)
    Oral Communication (3)

    Mathematics (3 Hours)
    College Algebra (3) or Finite Math (3)

    Social and Behavioral Science (9 Hours)
    Principles of Microeconomics (3)
    Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
    One additional non-economics social science course (3)

    Humanities and Fine Arts (9 Hours)
    One Humanities course (3)
    One Fine Arts Course (3)
    One Humanities or Fine Arts Course (3)

    Physical and Life Sciences (7 Hours)
    [One science must have a lab]
    Life Science (3-4)
    Physical Science (3-4)

  • BA in Entrepreneurship Program Requirements

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    II. Additional CBPA Requirements (6 hours)
    MIS 2101 Basics of Information Technology (3)
    STAT 2700 Statistics for Management I (3)
    MIS Collegial Proficiency Exams (70% or higher score on all prior to 2nd semester)

    III. Specialized or Technical Core Requirements (33 Hours)
    Specialized or Technical Core (12)
    ACCT 2110 Financial Accounting (3)
    ACCT 2111 Managerial Accounting (3)
    FIN 3110 Principles of Financial Management (3)
    MGMT 3200 Business Communications (3)
    MGMT 3210 Business Ethics & Social Responsibility (3)
    MGMT 4600 Globalization of Business (3)
    MKTG 2100 Introduction to Marketing Management (3)

    IV. Entrepreneurship Core Requirements (24 Hours)
    ENTR 3100 Principles of Entrepreneurship (3)
    ENTR 4100 Entrepreneurial Opportunity (3)
    ENTR 4200 Entrepreneurial Accounting (3)
    ENTR 4300 Entrepreneurial Ethics & the Law (3)
    ENTR 4400 Entrepreneurial Finance (3)
    ENTR 4500 Entrepreneurial Leadership (3)
    ENTR 4600 Entrepreneurial Marketing (3)
    ENTR 4900 Entrepreneurial Project (capstone) (3)

    V. Electives (20 Hours)

    Total - 120 Hours

    Note: Students must meet all university and college requirements for a bachelor's degree as specified in the GSU catalog.