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BS in Entrepreneurship + Small Business Management


The program includes a rigorous and rounded academic curriculum complemented by extracurricular and service learning involvement in the region's business activity. The program develops entrepreneurial thinking, establishes a foundation in sound business practices along with an appreciation for and understanding of the social sciences in general, and fosters the skills necessary to successful entrepreneurship and small business management.

This is accomplished through a distinct and innovative curriculum. The program includes traditional classroom-based courses, experiential, distance and service learning, independent study, internships, learning modules, case study and case management.

The program's educational purpose is further achieved through the involvement of local, regional and national companies and small business owners sharing their expertise and experiences.

The Quinnipiac University Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management Institute assists this academic program by providing related services such as professional education, consulting, capital access, and other services to the entrepreneurial and small business community.

Curriculum + Requirements

Students majoring in entrepreneurship are required to complete 125 credits as follows.

Business core curriculum (46 credits)

University Curriculum (37 credits)

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management core required courses (30 credits)

Course Title Credits
ENT 210 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 3
ENT 250 Ventures in Social Enterprise 3
ENT 310 Entrepreneurial Creativity 3
ENT 320 Small Business Marketing 3
ENT 330 Entrepreneurial Finance 3
ENT 340 Opportunity Recognition and Negotiation 3
ENT 410 Business Plan Creation 3
ENT 488 Entrepreneurship Internship 3
Plus either:
ENT 420-430 Entrepreneurial Implementation I and II 6
or two entrepreneurship electives from:
ENT 290 Digital Businesses 3
ENT 490 Special Topics 3
IB 320 Global Entrepreneurship 3
MG 340 Supply Chain Management 3
MG 401 Project Management  3
SB 360 International Microloan Funding 3

Open Electives (12 credits)

Minor in Entrepreneurship + Small Business Management

Both business and non-business school students are encouraged to minor in entrepreneurship and small business management. The minor enables students to supplement their main area of interest with the basic skills necessary to create a business plan and engage in the entrepreneurial activities and learning experiences offered by the University.

Required Courses (18 credits):

Course Title Credits
ENT 210 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 3
Plus five courses from:
ENT 250 Ventures in Social Enterprise 3
ENT 310 Entrepreneurial Creativity 3
ENT 320 Small Business Marketing 3
ENT 330 Entrepreneurial Finance 3
ENT 340 Opportunity Recognition and Negotiation 3
ENT 410 Business Plan Creation 3
Total 18